Johnson Atkinson Spiritual Growth Fund

Johnson - Atkinson Fund

The Johnson - Atkinson Fund is a gift to the church to inspire and support development of church ventures and to facilitate spiritual growth.  It is intended to serve as a catalyst for new energy and commitment to grow in the knowledge and love of God in Christ and radiate God's love in an ever-changing world.  We are thankful for the thoughtfulness of this gift from Bill and Mary Johnson who established this fund for the church.

Any church group, member, or staff of First Parish is eligible to fill out an application.  The Johnson - Atkinson Fund Team will review the applications and determine the recipient(s).  The funds may be distributed annually or biannually, dependent on the committee's judgment and fund balances.  The fund is not intended to support the annual budget of the church, personnel costs, or cost of operations.

Examples of Fundable Ventures


  • Meet emerging professional development and/or retraining needs of Church Staff.
  • Support training programs and conferences for teachers or volunteers undertaking new tasks.
  • Enhance the music program by providing training for directors, sponsoring special guests, concerts and musical experiences.
  • Explore new means and relationships to involve youth with the Church and in servicing others.
  • Support creation of special events to promote spiritual growth within the Church community.
  • Development of Church fellowship groups.
  • Develop ongoing programs and activities for assimilation of new members.
  • Explore and provide materials to foster individual and family meditation.
  • Update the Church library for the use of the staff and congregation at large. 

Important Notes

Application deadlines are February 28 and September 28

For more information
Tom Kircher

To access the
online application, click the button

J-A Fund Application

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