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Summer Services 2017

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

Summer Sunday services take place in our air-conditioned, hearing assisted Commons. Nibbles are available at 9:30am and the service begins at 10:00am.

Come hear a wide range of worship topics offered by our lay leaders. All are welcome, but no childcare is offered in the summer.

Click here for a table of host, music, and nibbles volunteer assignments and open slots.

 

Sunday, June 18, “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya”, Judy Deutsch

Sunday, June 25, “Hope is in Action”, Della Hughes and Carolyn Lee

July 2, No Service

July 9, topic to be determined, Steve Smith

July 16, “Being Moved”, Leslie Bryant and Jan Hardenbergh

July 23, “The Four Gospels”, Fred Rust

July 30, “Lammas”, the Celtic group

Aug 6, “Unitarian Variations”, Nancy Moore

Aug 13, Existentialism in a Parallel Universe, George Duval

Aug 20, A Quaker Style Service, Worship Associates Group

Aug 27, Poetry Jam

 

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Flower Communion, Bridging and Celebration Sunday

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

This Sunday is a culmination of a year’s worth of worship, work and commitment. It will be a very busy, fun-filled Sunday as we help our graduates celebrate their official entrance into young adulthood. This Sunday also marks our annual flower communion so please bring flowers to share. This Sunday is also the date for our annual picnic and ice cream social! Join us to celebrate and to imagine the warmer and sunnier days to come. This will be Rev. Marjorie last official Sermon until September. The summer services begin next week with the Rev. Judy Deutsch speaking.

Flowers–please bring one stem for each person in your family. This will be part of our flower communion during the service.

Food–a side dish if you can. Our Community and Hospitality Committee will be grilling meat and veggie burgers.

Come be part of this community celebration on the last Sunday before our summer services begin.

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Religious Exploration June 11th

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

Flower Rangoli — a sacred celebration, Public Domain, Wikimedia

This Sunday all the Religious Education classes will stay in the sanctuary and join the end-of-year intergenerational celebration with our annual flower communion. We’ll also be honoring our graduating seniors in the “bridging” ceremony, and thanking them and the other youth RE guides for their dedication and commitment in teaching Religious Exploration this year. Religious Education will start back up September 10th. Have a wonderful summer!

Please bring your own flowers, one stem for each person in the family, for the flower communion, and a side dish to share for the outdoor cookout if you can.

Nursery care will be provided.

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Flower Communion, Bridging and Celebration Sunday (for News U Can Use)

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

This Sunday is a culmination of a year’s worth of worship, work and commitment. It will be a very busy, fun-filled Sunday as we help our graduates celebrate their official entrance into young adulthood. This Sunday also marks our annual flower communion so please bring flowers to share. This Sunday is also the date for our annual picnic and ice cream social! Join us to celebrate and to imagine the warmer and sunnier days to come. This will be Rev. Marjorie last official Sermon until September. The summer services begin next week with the Rev. Judy Deutsch speaking.

Flowers–please bring one stem for each person in your family. This will be part of our flower communion during the service.

Food–a side dish if you can. Our Community and Hospitality Committee will be grilling meat and veggie burgers.

Come be part of this community celebration on the last Sunday before our summer services begin.

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Timeless Tradition

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

In 1639, Sudbury was settled by immigrants to the New World. In 1641 First Parish of Sudbury was incorporated. A Meetinghouse was built on the eastern side of the river, a location where both worship and town meetings were held. Over the ensuing centuries the congregation that inhabited that Meetinghouse and the subsequent building west of the river has evolved in members, practices and beliefs. Yet, in the face of change First Parish stands now and will continue to stand as we, her members, continue to transform and grow. As we prepare to conduct our Annual Meeting it is a time to remember and be grateful for all of the members, the commitment and care so many have shared with one another and in the preservation of our Meetinghouse. This morning we will honor and thank those who are moving as our community continues on our respective ways.

Please join us for worship and the historic First Parish Annual Meeting which is scheduled after worship at 11:30 all members are encouraged to attend.

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Flower Communion on Celebration Sunday (June 11)

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News

Come one and all for our Celebration Sunday on June 11 which will include our Flower Communion (please bring one stem for each person in your family…they will be shared during the service). We will also “bridge” our graduating seniors–Abby B, Anna C-L and Oliver W.

The service will wrap up in time for us to begin our annual community cookout and potluck–rain or shine!

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Women’s Alliance Meeting Thursday, June 8

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News

The Women’s Alliance will hold its final potluck meeting of the church year on Thursday, June 8, at 6:30 in the Brackett Room.  This will be our Annual Meeting where we elect our officers for the coming year, vote on grant proposals (we have one so far) and plan for the following year.

We will also have a guest speaker, Dr. Charlene Galarneau, who is a professor women’s and gender studies and co-director of the Health and Society minor at Wellesley College. She will speak on contemporary issues with health care in the United States, including a framework for health care justice that is described in her recently published book, Communities of Health Care Justice.

We hope many of you will be able to come to this meeting. As usual, all women associated with First Parish in any way are welcome, and newcomers are particularly welcome. You may bring anything to eat or drink, or just come— there’s always plenty.

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