2016-2017 Fellowship Event Schedule
Annual Fellowship Picnic – Sunday, June 12, 2016
Great food, great people, great music, great games, and ice cream… what’s not to love???
Welcome Back Reception – September 8, 2016, 7:00pm, Parish Hall
Come join us for an informal gathering before our first “official” Sunday Service of the Year. Meet your friends after a long Summer with appetizers and good cheer.
Sandy Island Weekend – September 16-18, 2016
With about 100 regular participants who make the yearly trek to Lake Winnepesaukee this weekend is turning into a cherished tradition to start off the church year. Reconnect with friends, make new friends while enjoying the many recreational opportunities in this YMCA camp or participate in volunteer organized activities. Among the activities offered over the weekend are a welcoming reception and game night on Friday evening, kayak and canoe trip around the island, the annual parent-vs-kids capture the flag game, Reiki or Yoga sessions, tie-dye activity, a wine and cheese reception on Saturday Night, the campfire/singalong, lay-led worship service on Sunday morning, and many other opportunities to relax and play in a non-scheduled environment.
Fall Hike – Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 1pm
The fall hike is a new event at First Church that provides the opportunity to be active together, enjoying the New England foliage and nature, and have time to meet and talk with different members of the congregation. The hike is suitable for all ages and typically takes about 3-4 hours.
This year we will explore the Middlesex Fells Reservation. We will meet at 1pm at the Bellevue Pond Parking Lot, 161 South Border Road, Medford. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a picnic lunch. This event is rain or shine (except torrential downpours will cancel it). Please see the linked flyer for more information and the route (2nd-fellowship-fall-hike).
Circle Dinners – Saturday, October 15, 2016
Circle Dinners are held in the fall to give people the opportunity to connect with other congregants early in the church year. The evenings are organized as potluck events, hosted at private houses from members of FCB, and allow for attendees to make connections in a more intimate setting with a broader spectrum of members and friends of First Church. We work together with the Membership Committee to especially invite new members of First Church to attend one of the dinners.
Pizza & Game Night – Saturday 1/14/2017 – 5:30-8:30 pm
Bring your kids and join us in a fun Pizza & Game night in the Parish Hall. From Twister to Poker, from board game to card game, there is something for every taste and every age. We will bring the Pizza and lemonade, you bring your favorite games and – if you like – a little snack or desert. The event is free but we will accept donations to cover the cost of the Pizza. No sign-up required, but if you can RSVP to email@example.com to help us track how much Pizza we will need…
Wine-Tasting Evening – Saturday, March 18, 2017
Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and join us for an expert-guided wine tasting evening at First Church. This is a fun event, including some blind taste-bud guessing games in a relaxed and all-adult circle of UU-friends.
Annual Fellowship Picnic – Sunday, June 11, 2017
Great food, great people, great music, great games, and ice cream on the town lawn next to church … what’s not to love???