The First Congregation Parish, Unitarian, in Petersham is happy to host community events that reflect our mission and love for the local community.
Sharing Our Good Fortune with the Orange Food Pantry – As part of our Christmas Eve service on the Lawn of the Church we collected non-perishable food and monetary donations for the Orange Food Pantry. During the week of January 11 we donated 5 boxes of non-perishable food, $171 in cash and checks, and $200.00 for produce (from Quabbin Harvest co-op) to the Orange Food Pantry.
Showing Solidarity with the Athol Congregational Church – In response to the news of the vandalism and theft of the Welcoming Rainbow Sign from the Athol Congregational Church the Parish Committee voted to send a letter of support to the Athol Congregational Church and Rev. Ashenden as follows. It was also sent as a letter to the editor to the Athol Daily News and published on January 8th.
We received a response from Rev Ashenden:
Thank you and your church for your wonderful letter of support. Together, our faith communities must continue to spread love and hope in our area and beyond…and we are glad to know your parish shares our vision.
January 7, 2020, 7 PM – Generation Zapped: The Biological Effects of Wireless Technology. Sponsored by Wide Earth Institute with a goal for local environmental and community-based health and well-being education and action. Held in the Dining Room below the Sanctuary.