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Summer at FPS

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in General News

church sun summer clipartClick here to see all that’s happening at the Meetinghouse this summer–all you need to know about Sunday services, reaching the staff, yoga, meditation and more.

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Summer Service: Lammas Pagan Service

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 in Worship Services

Join the First Parish pagan group as we celebrate Lammas, also know as Lugnasad and First Fruits, comes from the Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, “loaf-mass”. It is a Quarter Day, along with Halloween, Groundhog Day and May Day.


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Summer Service: In the Beginning – Jitendra Singh

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Worship Services


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Summer Maintenance–First Parish of Sudbury building closed July 30-August 1

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in General News

sorry we're closed signThe floors at First Parish will be cleaned and waxed from early Thursday, July 30 til sometime on Saturday, August 1. Please do NOT plan to come in to any part of the building during this time. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but think how nice and shiny the floors will be in the fall!

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Summer Service: What’s Next? – Lulu Cash

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Worship Services


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Summer Service: Anything We Love Can Be Saved – Della Hughes

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Worship Services

Hughes will explore Alice Walker’s statement (and title of a book), “Anything We Love Can Be Saved,” from a spiritual perspective. She will build on the “Who Am I?” theme she began in a service last summer and continued in April with the Women’s Alliance (not necessary to have been present at either!) to look more deeply at what we are called to be and do with our lives.

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Summer Service: What Constitutes Civility – Steve Tripoli

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Worship Services


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Sunday, June 28 worship service “Civility in an age of spin-controlled acrimony”

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in General News

3d human give a lecture behind a podium

This Sunday, we welcome back Steve Tripoli to our pulpit, kicking off our 2015 summer season of lay-led services. This week Steve’s topic is “Civility in an age of spin-controlled acrimony.” He writes, “From Sudbury’s local online chat rooms to the salons of Washington and the global village, sharp opinions about our shared future have sparked difficult debate that often leads to hurt feelings, hard feelings, and growing mutual suspicion that makes solutions difficult to reach.

Is there a better way? And equally important, does the reach and power of the internet age’s caustic slash-and-burn commentary point to the limits of “turn-the-other cheek” civility?

This will be a tour of the modern civility landscape, with an examples and emphasis focusing on Sudbury’s sharp political divisions, which have drawn outside mediation efforts.”

In his 35 years as a journalist, Steve Tripoli has probably been best known as a reporter covering economic affairs for public radio’s nationwide programs “Marketplace,” “Morning Edition,” and “All Things Considered.” Steve became a journalist in large part because he believes in the power, and necessity, of factually-informed decision- making in a democratic society. So it’s been especially dismaying, in recent decades, to see more and more public debate stray from fact-based reasoning, and with that trend into the kind of suspicion and name-calling that leads to our discussion of civility in public discourse today.

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