The First Parish Stoughton Social Action Committee works to bring education and action around issues of social justice and environmental justice. We are committed to raising awareness of how the 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism call us to work daily on improving ourselves, our communities, and our world. We support the First Parish community, and the wider Stoughton + Surrounding Areas communities, in efforts to increase knowledge, communication, and action related to social justice and environmental justice.

Current / Upcoming Activities:

Past Activities:

  • June 2021: Annual First Parish Pride Service: Pride & Justice
  • June 2021: First Annual Stoughton Pride!
  • Spring 2021: Common Read Discussions: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
  • Fall 2020: Engaged in voter education activities through UU the Vote
  • June 2020: Annual Pride Service
  • June 2020: Voter Education — complied and shared information about Stoughton’s municipal election and health safety adjustments amidst COVID-19
  • April 2020: Environmental Issues Event — postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • October 2019: Moral Courage Event — Public screening of Defying the Nazis, the Sharpes’ War and discussion with filmmaker Artemis Joukowsky and producer Larry Rothstein
  • 2018: Achieved Welcoming Congregation status

Committee Members

  • Carmel Drewes (Chair)
  • Jess Miner (Board Liaison)
  • Lynn Hover (Welcoming Congregation Coordinator)
  • Shirley Farnham
  • Jocelyn Hand
  • Kate Larson
  • Bill Sevrens


  • Welcoming Congregation Committee