Welcome from the 
Ministerial Search Committee  

We on the Ministerial Search Committee have been charged with an awesome responsibility, and we have been working hard to open our hearts and minds to discern the path to a settled minister with whom we can do great things. Perhaps it will be you. With this packet we invite you in a little closer and look forward to getting to know you and letting you get to know us.

We come to you with a long and proud history, and our members are deeply embedded in the life of the communities that surround us. First Parish has become a haven for many of us. We treasure the strong sense of fellowship here, and we hope for a minister that will help us nurture and deepen our connectedness to one another. At the same time we wrestle with how to carry the power of that connectedness out into the larger world.  So we
also look for a minister who will help us to better focus our energies outward to deliver a unified message of hope and caring.

The Committee has been very encouraged by our membership’s enthusiastic response to our congregational survey, as well as their participation in our Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop and our Cottage Meetings. We sense a readiness to grow and engage here, and we invite you to be curious about us and to perhaps find here your spiritual home for years to come.  Welcome!

With enthusiasm,

The Ministerial Search Committee for First Parish Milton

Debbie Alsebai
Charlie Franich
Franc Graham
Elise Henricks
Jim May
Brigitte Miller
Tracey Robinsonn 

Our Covenant

In devotion to truth,
searching along many spiritual paths,
We honor the living legacy of our faith 
in the human potential for goodness 
and in the God of limitless love,
in whom we are one.

We unite in faith,
To celebrate the sacred as it reveals itself within and among us;
To promote spiritual growth and to care
 for those in need;
To honor and protect the natural world, 
which inspires wonder and sustains life;
To walk together in peace, committed to justice and compassion in our world.
​Ministerial Search Committee

​Debbie Alsebai came to First Parish over 10 years ago in search of a Religious Education program for her 
two daughters that would teach to her mixed faith background of more...

Charlie Franich is the Committee’s chair. After growing up Catholic in California and for a time studying for the Catholic priesthood, he more... 
Franc Graham, an artist, musician and editor, was drawn to First Parish five years ago, finding a connection to its spirited more...

Elise Henricks joined First Parish in search of a place to do social justice work while being in community with others. She has raised two teen sons more...

Jim May came to First Parish over 20 years ago on the pretext that he and his wife needed an open minded, socially conscious community in which they could 

Brigitte Miller, the MSC's secretary, originally hails from Quebec. She has  lived in Milton for eight years and is married with three pre-teen children more...

Tracey Robinson joined the First Parish community when she and her family moved to Milton over 17 
years ago. Raised in a liberal, Presbyterian church outside Philadelphia, First Parish felt both more...

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