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Food Insecurity Fact From Living Our Faith

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in General News

 open table

In 2012, Open Table in Concord and Maynard served 19,000 dinners and distributed approximately 300,000 pounds of food to more than 300 guests through their Concord and Maynard locations. Since 2013, over 15 FPS folks have helped with this effort in Maynard on the 4th Monday of every month.
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Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in General News

Share the Plate  

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day with 

The MetroWest Free Medical Program

 

The MetroWest Free Medical Program is a free clinic in Sudbury whose volunteer doctors, nurses, social workers dedicate their time on Tuesday evenings to provide healthcare services to those in the MetroWest area who are uninsured or underinsured.  The program provides nearly 1,500 patient visits each year.

The Program relies on grant funds and support from individuals and congregations like First Parish Sudbury.  Thanks to our support over the last four years, they have been able to expand their care to offer chronic disease screening and health education for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.  This means that low-income individuals aren’t waiting until their health conditions get worse to access care.

100% of the collection from our Christmas services will go to support this clinic. Your financial contribution means that the volunteer healthcare providers have the medical supplies, medicines and coordination that they need to provide care. THANK YOU for your generosity.

If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities or would like to tour the program, contact Kim Prendergast, MWFMP Executive Director at

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December 21 in RE – Native American Winter Solstice

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Coming Up in RE, General News

Liz and Anna will be in the nursery in the Parish Hall for the Chalice babies.

Leslie, Sonia, Daphna, Abby and Oliver will tell a Native American winter solstice story.

Rhea and Lummi to the UU Explorers (4-12 yr olds) in the Commons.

The Breakfast Club (13-14 yr olds) will meet with Marilyn and Pat in the Brackett Room.

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Endings and Beginnings

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in General News

Circle (2)ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

WORSHIP SERVICE ON JANUARY 4, 2015

Rev. Marjorie will lead this traditional “Beginnings and Endings” service on January 4, 2015.  In preparation for the service, please send Marjorie an e-mail with the names of loved ones in your family, extended family, or circle of friends to be honored – names of those who have died and/or of those who were born in the past year. (names only please) In the subject line on your e-mail, please note “Endings” or “Beginnings” so the categories can be easily identified.  Please also help Rev. Marjorie out by sending the correct pronunciation of names that could be difficult to read.

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Collaborative Service

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in General News

Roberta Altamari 2

Sunday, December 28, 2014 

 

 Join Us For A Metamorphic

Celebration 

On Sunday, December 28th at 10am, the First Parishes in Framingham, Sudbury, and Wayland will continue our tradition of worshiping together on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s.   This year, the service will be in Sudbury (at 327 Concord Road) led by Roberta Altamari, Framingham’s interim Director of Religious Exploration (and Sudbury’s former DRE and current youth advisor).  Roberta will lead our UU sisters and brothers from the three congregations in a multigenerational journey exploring life transitions.  With lessons learned from the interim training for religious professionals and insight from the Roman God Janus, Roberta promises that this service will be inspiring, thought-provoking, and engaging for all ages.  Whether it be congregational or personal changes, taking time to think, reflect, plan, and carefully consider our choices during times of transition can open ourselves up to endless discoveries and wonderful new beginnings.  Maya Angelou said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  Let’s celebrate the metamorphosis that each one of us might soon be welcoming and honor the steps it takes to reach our beautiful dreams.  (Childcare for babies and young children will be provided while older kids are enthusiastically encouraged to attend this multigenerational service filled with interesting stories and a few unforgettable moments.)

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Christmas Eve Services

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in General News

Candles

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

5:00pm -  A family service that includes music, a reading of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, a carol sing-a-long, and a processional light for all ages. This service is offered as the family-friendly alternative to the traditional 7:00 pm service.

An ASL interpreter will be available at the 5:00 service.

6:00pm – We will gather in the Parish Hall for cookies, mulled cider, food, festivities, and fellowship in between the 5:00 pm service and the 7:00 pm service.

7:00pm – A traditional worship service with stories, classic hymns and caroling. This service culminates in candle light with the singing of Silent Night.

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Sudbury Clergy Association to Explore Town Civility

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in General News

PRESS RELEASE

SUDBURY CLERGY ASSOCIATION TO

EXPLORE TOWN CIVILITY 

Sudbury, MA: December 15, 2014:

In recent months, members of the Sudbury Clergy Association (SCA) have shared concerns about the apparent decline of respect and civility in much of the public discourse in town. In order to assess the validity of this perception, the group is seeking advice from the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) to develop and implement a process of inquiry to better understand how citizens and officials communicate with one another.  Read More

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