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Tai Chi Push Hands Workshop Oct 26

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in General News

Image result for push hands tai chiTai Chi Push Hands Workshop led by Don Miller at 9:15-11:15am on October 26, 2018

Participants in this Group will use partner exercises and push hands drills to explore and build various T’ai Chi related skills that cannot be developed using just the solo form. We will use a variety of structured partner exercises as well as push hands drills and free-form push hands to build our flow and sensitivity. The emphasis with all of this will be on building our awareness and our ability to work with energy.

Don Ethan Miller, executive director of Brookline Tai Chi, is one of America’s most experienced and respected master-instructors of Tai Chi and Chinese gongfu. Don has studied and taught martial arts and other methods of healing and self-development for over forty years. Don has taught thousands of students in the US and Canada, and is known for his innovative, hands-on teaching methods and his unique ability to make authentic traditional Asian arts accessible to Americans.  He is also a prizewinning poet, journalist, and screenwriter; and a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College.

Workshop fee is $50. For more information, contact Leslie Lowe or Tom Yelton.

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Religious Education October 21st

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration

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Religious Exploration: This week in religious exploration brings the children’s first roundtable discussion. Last week, they got a chance to take part in popcorn theology and this week they will be applying what they watched to our theme of formation while discussing the formation of self, self-identity, and forging your own path in the world.
Spirit Play: This week our Spirit Play children will be joined by Taryn & Jan for a fantastic story and activity she has chosen specifically for them: The Empty Pot! As always if you are interested in participating with any RE class please reach out we would love to have you.
We need your help! Please click the links below to volunteer a Sunday in RE!
Spirit Play:
Nursery:
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Sabbatical at FPS–with brochure

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in General News

Here is the Sabbatical Leave Brochure regarding Rev. Marjorie’s–and our–sabbatical from January-June, 2019. Paper copies of the brochure are available in the Parish Hall at FPS.

Click here for brochure.

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Spirituality Book Group Saturday Oct 20, 10am

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club

Here is a reminder–this Saturday at 10am the Spirituality Book Group is meeting to discuss “Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit” by Daniel Quinn.

If you are running behind and haven’t picked up a copy of the book, you can read the PDF here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1btntx5pfYOsRSyhVIo1YvqQ0d5tC2OqO/view?usp=sharing

We hope to see you Saturday, in the Brackett room at 10am.

– Tom Yelton and Leslie Lowe

 

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Gone Fishin’…

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

What are the transforming lessons of our lives, and how do these lessons pop up in different ways over and over again? We are our experiences and lessons come in all shapes and sizes. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she shares her thoughts about how fishing can sort of change your life.

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Let the Landscape Speak: Oct. 23 at Sudbury Grange Hall, 7pm

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in General News

The Town of Sudbury presents a panel of experts on protecting and preserving Sudbury’s sacred Indigenous landscapes, with preliminary insights on the proposed Eversource project route in Sudbury…

Let the Landscape Speak:  A Talk on the Importance and Meaning of the Indigenous Ceremonial Stone Landscape

Oct. 23, Sudbury Grange Hall, 7pm

The hills and valleys of New England are dotted with living prayers of stone (Ceremonial Stone Landscapes) created by the Indigenous peoples of this region. These stone structures were built to create and restore harmony between human beings and Mother Earth. The prayers that they embody continue to live as long as the stones are kept intact.

As the town of Sudbury, Massachusetts is experiencing firsthand, and as has happened on countless occasions in other places like Standing Rock, new natural gas and electric transmission lines are being proposed and developed without meaningful consultation with the Native American tribes, resulting in the possible desecration of sacred sites of historic, religious, and cultural significance.  In response to Eversource’s proposed Sudbury to Hudson Transmission Project, the Town of Sudbury and local nonprofit Protect Sudbury invited regional tribal experts Doug Harris and Bettina Washington (Historic Preservation Officers for the Narragansett and Wampanoag Tribes) to conduct a preliminary walkthrough and assessment of whether Eversource’s proposed clearing might impact sacred ceremonial stone landscapes.

On October 23, 2018 at Grange Hall in Sudbury, MA from 7 to 9 pm, the Town of Sudbury, in conjunction with its sponsors Protect Sudbury and The Sudbury Historical Society, will host a panel of experts led by Bettina Washington to educate the Sudbury community on the presence and meaning of sacred ceremonial landscapes in our community, the important place in history that the Town of Sudbury holds for the Indigenous peoples of the Northeast region, and to share insights from the preliminary walkthrough along the proposed Eversource project path as well as research that has been conducted on known Indigenous ceremonial sites in Sudbury.  It is our sincere hope that the Sudbury Community will join us for an evening of educational enlightenment and a renewed resolve to protect and preserve these sacred landscapes and our treasured cultural heritage.

This event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include:

Bettina Washington, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and Chairwoman of the Culture and Heritage Committee of the United South and Eastern Tribes

Doug Harris, Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office specializing in the preservation of ceremonial landscapes

Lee Swanson, long-time Sudbury resident and historian

Cathy Taylor, Research Specialist and Caretaker for Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Trust

For more information, visit:  https://sudbury.ma.us/events/ceremonial-stone

This event will be recorded by SudburyTV and will be available on-demand.

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Gone Fishin’… (newsletter version)

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

Join us Sunday, October 14 at 10:00am for our Sunday Service:

What are the transforming lessons of our lives, and how do these lessons pop up in different ways over and over again? We are our experiences and lessons come in all shapes and sizes. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she shares her thoughts about how fishing can sort of change your life.

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