Committees

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Committee / GroupChair / ContactDescription
Archives This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Maintains the archives and historical items of the First Parish.
Board of Investment Bill Newhard Manage the investments of First Parish’s endowment funds.
Building Use Leila Pelosi Keeps track of room reservations.
Canvass  Jim Curley Organizes and coordinates First Parish’s annual fundraising canvass.
Caring Connection Suzanne Wilson Provides short term assistance to people in emergencies.
Church Council Sarah Manning Monthly meeting of all Committee Chairs to discuss events & issues
Community Table Michelle Hillman Provides meals and assistance for the local homeless and hungry.
Collector This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Collects and processes pledges and donations given to the Church
Council of Faith in Action  Ministries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Supports church social action groups.
Choirs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Carol, Junior, Intermediate & Senior Choir choral groups.
Flowers   Coordinates & ensures the display of flowers at First Parish services.
Open Pantry Patience Merullo Collects donations for Open Pantry of Lowell
Green Committee   Encourages the church to be more green.
Grounds Martha Sherburne Maintains the outside grounds of First Parish.
House Management   Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the building.
Human Resources Carlene Merrill Fucntions as the church's HR department
Information Technology Dave Kaffine Maintains First Parish’s computer systems.
Long Range Planning   Develops and monitors the 5 year plan for First Parish.
Membership Chris Sweetnam Welcomes all, nurtures newcomers, and sustains members.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Support team for the ministerial intern.
Ministry Carlene Merrill Support team for the minister.
Music Works with the Music Director to support First Parish’s music programs.
Nominating Bonnie Rankin Coordinates nominations for elected office & monitors committee health.
Parish Affairs
(Social Hour)
Edith Murphy Manages the schedule for social hour.
Pastoral Care Lynne Cole Supports the minister in pastoral care concerns and offers assistance to people in need while maintaining confidentiality.
Publicity/Website John Fisher Develops advertisements for First Parish and its fundraisers.  Manages the website and other church social media
Religious Education Council Caroline McMullin Works with DRE to coordinate and implement the children’s RE program.
REY   Oversees the First Parish youth programs with the DRE.
Sabbital Committee Leslie Yauckoes Works with the Minister to plan for Sabbaticals
Small Group Ministry Ann Marie Sidgestad Adult lay-led group where you discuss a different question each month.
Standing Committee   Main governing board of First Parish Church.
Table of Plenty Coordinator for First Parish Bonnie Rankin
Coordinates First Parish volunteers for Table of Plenty
Ushers Edith Murphy & Dave Kaffine Plans and provides for Ushers at each First Parish religious service.
Welcoming Congregation Sarah Manning Promotes a more supportive, inclusive environment in our church for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Women’s Alliance Rosemary McMullin Social and service group for the women of First Parish.
Women's Discussion Group Anne Marie Sigdestad  
Worship Lynne Cole Coordinates lay led services and is an advisory group for the minister.
Young Adult Group Caroline McMullin  

Contact Info

First Parish Church
2 Westford St
Chelmsford MA 01824

978-256-5133