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New on the Bulletin Board (Parish Hall) as of Dec. 12

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in General News

Check out these new postings about upcoming community events other other items of interest, on the Parish Hall bulletin board:

  • Card-writing to incarcerated UUs: with other UUs in Boston Dec. 11 and Dec. 13. See posting.
  • “Home for the Holidays” Open Table community dinner. 33 Main Street in Maynard. Doors open at 5pm; dinner is served at 6:00pm. Free of charge. All are very welcome.

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Guidebook to Community Life is ready!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in General News

Guidebook to Community Life at First Parish Sudbury

There is an updated version of the Guidebook to Community Life for the 2018-19 year.  If you didn’t get a copy at the “Getting Acquainted with FPS and UU” session or at Social Hour on December 2, you can pick one up from the Community and Hospitality table at Social Hour.

This Guidebook contains information about Adult Exploration opportunities, groups and committees and how to be involved, and it even has a Quick Reference Guide with who to contact for more information. One long-timer at FPS said that the Guidebook has information she never knew!

Pick yours up now.

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Auction Sermon: Nature (newsletter)

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

In ancient times, during the dark days of winter, at the birth of spring, thru the abundance of summer and the harvest humankind has sought deeper meaning, entities to blame and allies for our journey. The mother, Goddess who gave birth and meaning to life, the father, God who worked the land and the people towards achievement. Throughout history meaning has been imagined and shared through ritual, legend and folklore. The stars and heavens held the truth. The pagan faith, the beliefs of our ancestors before organized religion “was a thing”, and is what our discussion this week is all about. Join the Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she meanders through traditional beliefs and and folklore that has endured in the face of persecution and orthodoxy.

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Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/22, 6:00pm

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in General News

winter solsticePlease join us for the Earth Center traditions group’s annual Winter Solstice Ritual.  We will celebrate the Shortest Day of the year on Sat, Dec 22 at 6:00pm.  We turn the wheel of the year and bring back the sun, a chance to leave things in the old year and gather others for the new.  The ritual will be followed by a pot luck feast and carols in the Parish Hall.

The ceremony is appropriate for those approximately 12 years and up – use your own judgment. Childcare is available if requested by Thursday before the event (12/20). The children are welcome to join the adults for the feast.

If you are interested in helping in any way ( reading, singing, drumming, setting up, clean up), see Tom Yelton.

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Peace…

Posted by on Dec 9, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

What is peace? Is peace attainable and maintainable in this life? Can we imagine living in peace and what would we, humankind, need to give up and accept in order to create peace on earth? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she imagines and embraces a practice of peace.

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Holidays at First Parish of Sudbury 2018

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in General News

Come one and all–to celebrate with friends, family and neighbors.

Saturday, December 22 at 6:00pm Yule Celebration and Potluck

Monday, December 24 at 5:00pm Christmas Eve Family Service

Monday, Dec. 24 at 7:00pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

(Tues, Christmas Day–no gathering at FPS)

Sun. Dec. 30 at 10am Worshiping with our neighbors at First Parish in Framingham

Sun. Jan. 6 at 10:00am Sunday Service: Endings and Beginnings

 

 

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Peace… (for newsletter)

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:00am. What is peace? Is peace attainable and maintainable in this life? Can we imagine living in peace and what would we, humankind, need to give up and accept in order to create peace on earth? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she imagines and embraces a practice of peace.

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