First Parish Unitarian Universalist
Would you like to decorate the Meeting House Chancel any Sunday this church calendar year? If so - pick an open sign up date.
If you’d like a dedication printed in the Order of Service, email [email protected] by the Thursday before the Sunday date you’ve chosen. For example: “Chancel flowers (or Art - decoration) are provided by "your name or group" in memory [or in honor] of ________________. One or two short lines is best.
Need Ideas? You can bring in decorations like:
• flowers or plants from your garden or home
• a wall hanging or sculpture piece
• silk flowers from Russell's, Jo-Ann Fabrics in Framingham, or Michaels or AC Moore
• fresh flowers from Russell's Garden Center, Trader Joe's, Stop & Shop or Star Market
• a flower arrangement by Frugal Flowers in Sudbury or any florist you trust
(cost is lower if you supply the vase)
Check the church schedule! If there is a wedding on the day before service, please install the decoration by 9:30AM that Sunday. Otherwise, you can bring your decoration to the chancel earlier. If you need help installing your decoration, call Marianne Orlando (508 875 4552) a minimum of 2 days in advance so she can reserve a time to help you.
How much should you spend? What is the best size? That is up to you – you can bring in flowers from your home or garden OR have a florist make your arrangement for a range of $25-$75 per arrangement. A simple arrangement of flowers in a vase works, but remember the Meeting House is large, so decorations need to be visible from the back of the church. Setting a vase on a block or stand helps create interest and makes your arrangement even more striking.
Large vases are available in the back hall closets in the Meeting House or you may use your own. Remember to take your vase home afterward.
Winter Holiday Decorations: The chancel is decorated by a committee mid-December, and the decorations stay up until the first of the year. We welcome helpers. It's lots of fun and you get to meet other First Parish members. Ask when it is happening this year.
If you have any questions, contact [email protected].
|| Marianne Orlando