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Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group, Feb. 24, 10:30am (clone)

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in General News

Our next get-together: Saturday, Feb, 24 at 10:30am at FPS

For this meeting, we will be discussing the book “Peace is Every Step” by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.

Join us for this enjoyable and enriching discussion. Participants have been very enthusiastic, and we always welcome newcomers. If you have questions, contact Melissa Stein.

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Matt Meyer to lead worship

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

Sermon title: Love the hell out of the world

You won’t want to miss the return of Matt Meyer who will lead our worship service on Jan. 21. Matt’s worship services provide a dynamic and varied experience of rhythm’s enduring power to teach us about ourselves and each other. “When the congregation is wrapped up in the sounds of the drum, fully absorbed in the readings or moved to their feet by inspired group rhythm-making, there is a magic that happens… community is cultivated.”

At 11:30am Matt will offer a workshop “Mobilizing Congregations For Justice: A Training for Activists”:

Congregations can be a powerful force when mobilized for justice work. This training will teach, model, and practice 3 central tools for community organizing that can be used to build a more loving and powerful justice-centered community. Matt offers a compelling pathway toward broad ownership of the congregation’s justice work.

Join us, bring family and friends. Let yourself be changed by this experience.
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Religious Exploration January 21st

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

 

 

Spirit Play: This Week in Spirit Play the children will be hearing the story of The Stone Cutter, which is a story about greed.  After hearing the story they will have a discussion about it and make rock pets as an activity.

Explorers:  Grab your popcorn! This week’s popcorn theology all about the plight of the house-elves and social inequality! Our Explorers will get a chance to discuss the living and working conditions of J.K. Rowling’s creatures of servitude while applying those thoughts to the world around us.

Nursery care: Will be held in the SED classroom as usual, now combined with Spirit Play –

 

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The Science of Justice

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Worship Services

Join the congregation of First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist for their Sunday worship service on the month’s theme of Justice.

Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty, the settled minister, will preach on The Science of Justice. She will expound on the idea that we must use our scientific minds in addition to our hearts when wrestling with issues around justice, equity and human relations.

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Matt Meyer to lead worship and workshop Jan 21

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

You won’t want to miss the return of Matt Meyer who will lead our worship service on Jan. 21. Matt’s worship services provide a dynamic and varied experience of rhythm’s enduring power to teach us about ourselves and each other. “When the congregation is wrapped up in the sounds of the drum, fully absorbed in the readings or moved to their feet by inspired group rhythm-making, there is a magic that happens… community is cultivated.”

At 11:30am Matt will offer a workshop “Mobilizing Congregations For Justice: A Training for Activists”:

Congregations can be a powerful force when mobilized for justice work. This training will teach, model, and practice 3 central tools for community organizing that can be used to build a more loving and powerful justice-centered community. Matt offers a compelling pathway toward broad ownership of the congregation’s justice work.

Join us, bring family and friends. Let yourself be changed by this experience.
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1/21 Bohm Dialogue — I-Thou and I-It

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Salon - Bohm Dialogue

Early in the 20th century, troubled by trends of modern life, Martin Buber wrote an odd little book of philosophy with an enduring impact that continues today. It is called in German “Ich und Du” later translated into English as “I and Thou”. In it Buber described two ways of engaging people and things of the world: I-it and I-thou (or I-you). With I-it you are looking at a thing or person as something to be utilized, analyzed, dissected, exploited, etc. I-thou is a way of authentically relating to a person or thing, here and now, person to person/thing, recognizing their whole being, ’embracing them’ so to speak.

While both ways are needed, Buber saw that civilization was increasingly relying solely on the I-it mode, and less and less on the I-thou mode. This results in an increasing alienation from our world and its inhabitants. It also makes it far easier to abuse and ignore them.

Join us to listen to what others think and to share what you think.  The Religious Exploration Salon is a group that meets 3rd Sundays to discuss various topics in the format called Bohm Dialogue which emphasizes respectful listening and balanced, synergistic sharing. For more details about how Dialogue works, please see this intro.

Everyone is welcome. You are welcome to think about the topic beforehand but no preparation is required or expected — come as you are with whatever thoughts/intuitions you have, ready to listen, learn and contribute.  We next meet Sunday January 21st at 7pm in the Brackett Room.

Contact Paul Reising, Tom Yelton or Jan Hardenbergh for more information.

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Lost and Found Stuff at FPS

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in General News

 

Remember to check the Lost and Found bin for articles of clothing, etc., that you may have left behind at FPS. The bin is in the coat closet just off the entryway to the right. It is filling up fast!

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