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Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

Sunday, April 29 at 10:00am

What is the scope of our ministry together and how do we create the beloved community when so many in our world disagree about what it might look like? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will approach the conundrum of our time with eyes wide open seeking clarity.

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Religious Exploration – April 29th

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

 

Religious Exploration – Due to Music Sunday last weekend, the lesson for the week was moved to this Sunday the 29th! Explorers this week will be continuing our lesson from last week’s humble beginnings. We are taking the time to explore the cell and the seed, some of the tiniest origins of life, and this week’s leg of the journey takes us deep into the seas that cover the earth and some of its inhabitants. Our focus this month is the first and seventh UU principles, with a special emphasis on the interdependent web and our place within our own ecosystems.

 

Spirit Play – TBA

 

Nursery – Our littlest UUs will be taking part in the planting of spring activity with the Explorer’s class 

 

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Acquaintance With Nature–Music Sunday at FPS

Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

The Walden Woods and pond near Concord, MA

This Sunday, April 22, writer/philosopher/naturalist Henry David Thoreau comes to life through a special musical performance presented by First Parish of Sudbury.

Acquaintance With Nature, a nine-part piece for chorus, piano, clarinet and narrator (who plays the role of the young Thoreau), was written by Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker and will feature the First Parish Choir.

This musical offering will take place as part of First Parish’s springtime Music Sunday service, which begins at 10 a.m. and is open to all. Children’s religious exploration programs take place at this time, and a social hour with refreshments follows.

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Acquaintance With Nature–Music Sunday at FPS

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in General News

The Walden Woods and pond near Concord, MA

This Sunday, April 22, writer/philosopher/naturalist Henry David Thoreau comes to life through a special musical performance presented by First Parish of Sudbury.

Acquaintance With Nature, a nine-part piece for chorus, piano, clarinet and narrator (who plays the role of the young Thoreau), was written by Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker and will feature the First Parish Choir.

This musical offering will take place as part of First Parish’s springtime Music Sunday service, which begins at 10 a.m. and is open to all. Children’s religious exploration programs take place at this time, and a social hour with refreshments follows.

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350Mass MetroWest Node Meeting – May 3, 2018 7pm

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in General News

 

Please join the 350Mass MetroWest Node for the next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 3, at First Parish Sudbury UU, 327 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA at 7:00pm. As always, we will connect with folks from all over the MetroWest area, and update group members on statewide activities. NEW this month, a few of our members who attended 350.org’s “Train the Trainers” retreat will offer an exercise that will invite us to grow as activists and organizers. We will also break into working groups to focus on legislative campaigns, a new fundraising initiative for our statewide organization, and plans for influencing the upcoming conference of US Mayors, to be held in June in Boston. There are lots to do that will make a difference!

For more information about climate change and the MetroWest node, visit:

350MassMetrowest.org

https://www.facebook.com/350MAMetrowestNode

 

 

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The Mad Hatter says Thank you for a Wonderful Time!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in General News

A fun time was had by all at The Mad Hatter’s Ball & Auction on April 7.  For those of you missed it, your fellow parishioners were in the spirit – sporting hats of all variety.  Prizes were awarded in several categories.   The judges had quite a difficult time as the creativity of the designers was impressive!

Many thanks to the Crafters Group who spearheaded the purchase of the hats and supplies and made extras for those of us who couldn’t find the right end of a glue gun: Amy Prince, Leslie Lowe, Michele MacDonald, Cilla Reising and Fran Sharp.

A special thanks to Rob K and Steve Z who, once again, raised the stakes with grace and humor during the verbal auction.  And, at the risk of forgetting someone, thanks to Alex A, Amy P, Bailey P, Ben R, Dave A, Deborah K, Della H, Elaine J, Gail H, Judy H, June H, Lois S, Nancy M, Pat B, Philip R, Sonia P, Sue R, Tom Y, Lily T, Lucy M, Terry L, and Valerie T for decorations, bartending, kitchen help, set up and tear down, admissions, child care, music, and solicitation of donations from businesses and members.

Financially speaking, the auction netted approximately $17,300.00 which exceeds what was budgeted so a REALLY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO YOU for your generous and creative donations and your spirited bidding!

If you have a comments or suggestions for next year, please send an email to .

Until next year – the Service Auction Committee – Anna Lee, Jan Hardenbergh, Leslie Bryant, Leslie Lowe, Sara Hartman, Sheila Murphy, Sherene Aram, and Sherri Cline

 

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Finance Committee Question and Answer Sessions 2018

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in General News

Dollar sign with finance terms or lingo info-text graphics and arrangement word clouds illustration conceptA preliminary budget has been proposed to the trustees, and we are getting ready for our Annual Congregational Meeting on June 3. Maybe you have questions about the budget and how decisions are made about what is included?

The Finance Committee offers the second of two information sessions for you to come, learn about the specifics of this year’s proposed budget, and ask any questions you have. The goal is to be able to answer these questions prior to the Annual Meeting.

Tonight’s session will take place in the Commons at 7pm.

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