Group projects bring us together through shared efforts and shared objectives. Some of the projects raise funds for the benefit of the operations and work of the church or for our various service partners. Other projects bring us together for the pure pleasure of sharing our creativity.

Lobster Roll Sale

Losbter roll cooks in the First Parish kitchen.

The annual lobster roll sale on Father’s Day weekend in June is the largest fundraiser at first parish. Over a period of three days dozens of volunteers make and sell over 1,000 lobster rolls.

Volunteers work on all aspects of the sale, including advertising and soliciting pre-orders and business orders, actually making and assembling 1,000 lobster roll packages with chips and water, and selling them to the hungry folks attending the annual Cohasset Arts Festival.

Garden work days

A couple of times a year, volunteers turn out to work in the gardens of the Parish House. The Garden Committee chooses various tasks to focus on, and everyone pitches in to make our grounds look great. Lots of fun conversations also happen on garden work days!

Village Fair

Lifesize Gingerbreadman - person in costume
Gingerbread Person in Trueblood Hall.

Each year, the town of Cohasset holds a Village Fair on a Saturday in December. Churches and merchants in Cohasset Village each have something special to offer.

During the Village Fair, First Parish typically offers crafts for children, sales of See’s Candies, gift basket raffle, and more. Not only that, but sometimes special guests, like a life-sized Gingerbread Person, pay a visit.

First Parish volunteers run all the activities and sales for the Village Fair. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

Lenten Manual

Sometimes we work together for no other reason than a pure appreciation of language and thought. The Lenten Manual is a longstanding annual collaboration of members who provide stories, art work, poems and other reflections on a different topic each year.

Contributors range from all generations offer an insight into our community through many different lenses, from the drawings of a nine year old to the retrospective musings of a contributor looking back on a long and eventful life.