There are many ways to participate in the community that is First Parish of Sudbury in addition to joining us on a Sunday morning. For example, you can help the Faith in Action team collect back-to-school backpacks; you can make a joyful noise as part of the choir; bring a...Read More
Welcome to First Parish of Sudbury’s Religious Education program. First Parish of Sudbury is a Unitarian Universalist congregation that was first established in 1640. Although much has changed since then, one thing that remains the same is our steadfast belief in the inherent...Read More
Dear Visitor, Welcome to the First Parish of Sudbury, a lively, liberal congregation nearly 375 years old that continues to make history and change lives. Like you, I am a newcomer to this congregation. What drew me here may be the same things that will draw you: people who...Read More
Life is a journey and all are welcome to attend worship and participate in the life of First Parish of Sudbury. Each member, friend and visitor is encouraged to bring their "whole self" into community. If you are a seeker who wishes to explore your inner life in a religiously liberal community that finds solace in spiritual as well as scientific discovery you will be warmly welcomed. Our ministry is not confined to Sunday worship, rather we live our faith in service and action both inside and beyond our historic meetinghouse. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. We welcome you to visit First Parish to discover if you have indeed found your spiritual home or an oasis at the crossroads.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark—or Anything Else
For many of us, the dark was the first thing we were truly afraid of. But as with much of the unknown, darkness can become far less intimidating once we become more familiar with it. On Sunday, March 30, First Parish of Sudbury will explore the lighter side of darkness and fear when it welcomes to the pulpit Rob Kinslow, a member of First Parish and second-year seminarian at Andover Newton Theological School. Kinslow will lead a service called “Sweet Darkness” in which he will suggest ways to overcome doubt, fear and regret. The service begins at 10 a.m. and is open to all.
“In one of my favorite poems there is a line, ‘Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you,’” Kinslow said. “Our fears and regrets can make us feel small and outmatched in the world, but I really believe we can shift our thinking, and that whatever is making us feel small can actually become a small thing we no longer fear.”
Kinslow is a senior strategist specializing in medical marketing for KHJ Brand Activation in Boston. His blog, “Brand and Beyond,” appears regularly at www.massdevice.com. He is pursuing a master’s in divinity at Andover Newton in Newton.
Sunday Worship begins at 10:00 AM and will be followed by a fellowship hour in the parish hall. Religious education and Childcare are available. First Parish of Sudbury is a Unitarian Universalist welcoming congregation, encouraging and celebrating the participation of all people regardless of theological belief, sexual orientation, or gender identity. If you are a seeker of scientific, technological, or spiritual meaning in life you will be warmly welcomed.
The First Parish of Sudbury Meeting House is located at 327 Concord Road, across from Town Hall. For more information about upcoming events, visit fpsudbury.org or call 978-443-2043.
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