Volunteer Opportunities at First Parish

Easy Ways You Can Help on Sunday Mornings


Coffee Hour

Bring a snack for our coffee hour after the worship service on Sunday.
Sign up here.
For more info, email Janet Puistonen (puistonen@gmail.com) or Linda Blue (bluelindac@yahoo.com)


Bring flowers to brighten the chancel on Sunday mornings, perhaps in memory or honor of a loved one.
For more info, email Elissa Armstrong (elissamca@gmail.com)


Greet people as they enter the meetinghouse on Sunday morning and collect the Offertory.
Sign up here.
For more info, email Membership Coordinator Laurie Hasty (membership@firstparishportland.org)

Join a Committee


Buildings and Grounds

The Buildings and Grounds Committee works to preserve our historic building, collaboratively with our Sexton and the Trustees. Projects range from painting and landscaping to major repairs.
For more info, email Allen Armstrong (armstrong105@gmail.com)

Communications Team

The role of the Communications Team is to ensure that First Parish’s message and programming is promoted to our internal and external audiences.
For more info, email Membership Coordinator Laurie Hasty (membership@rstparishportland.org)

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees the financial matters of First Parish and communicates information relating to these matters to the leadership and congregation.
For more info, email Claire Cowan (finance@firstparishportland.org)

Fundraising Task Force

Bring your creative spirit and eager hands to the all-important fundraising events being planned!
For more info, email Bill Adams (wadams5071@gmail.com) or Taryn Friedman (tarynshanafriedman@gmail.com)

Library Committee

The Library Committee maintains a collection of books about Unitarian Universalism and social justice issues that our congregation is passionate about.
For more info, email Leigh Mundhenk (leighmundhenk@gmail.com)

Membership Team

The Membership Team is committed to the recruitment and retention of First Parish members by sponsoring special events and promoting friendship within the congregation.
For more info, email Mary Wheeler (membershipteamchair@firstparishportland.org)

Music Team & Choir

Come sing with us! The First Parish Choir has rehearsals every Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
For more info, email Music Director Benjamin Holbrook (musicdirector@firstparishportland.org)

Nativity Pageant

A candlelit Nativity Pageant and Vespers Service has been presented by First Parish each December since 1926 with cast members wearing historic fabrics from the Holy Lands.
For more info, email Membership Coordinator Laurie Hasty (pageant@firstparishportland.org)

Pastoral Care Team

Offers regular personal support to congregants who are undergoing grief, injury, illness, disability, loss of relationship, unemployment, or other difficulties.
For more info, email Membership Coordinator Laurie Hasty (pastoralcare@firstparishportland.org)

Religious Exploration (RE) Committee

The RE Committee helps to oversee the Religious Exploration program in order to ensure its success and growth and works to welcome families and keep them informed about children’s programming.
For more info, email Jake Kulaw (jkulaw62@gmail.com) or Carol Larson (clarson2468@gmail.com)

Safe Congregation Committee

The Safe Congregation Committee strives to ensure a safe workplace, meeting space, and worshipenvironment by making policy and procedural recommendations to the Governing Board, Ministry Leadership Team, and the minister.
For more info, email Tricia Nadda (tricia.nadda@mrg.com)

Worship Committee

The Worship Committee creates weekly Sunday services with the minister and lay speakers. Let us know if you are interested in presenting a topic as a lay speaker.
For more info, email Rev. Norm (minister@firstparishportland.org), Caleb Collins (caleb.collins@gmail.com), or Brenda Franey (brendafraney6@gmail.com)

Please contact Membership Coordinator Laurie Hasty (membership@rstparishportland.org) for more information about how your unique skills and interests can serve our First Parish community.