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Meetinghouse closed on Tuesday, January 27

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in General News

Due to the pending storm, First Parish of Sudbury will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27. All scheduled events have been cancelled. They include:

Jan.27: Yoga (7:45-8:45 am – Commons))
Jan.27: Comm. Task Force (8:45 – 9:45am)
Jan.27: 4th Tues. Lunch (12-2pm Commons)
Jan.27: Quilters (7-9pm – Commons)
Jan 27: Consc. Eating (6:30-8:30pm – in-home)

We will watch Wednesday’s weather and provide you with an update on the status of tomorrow’s events at First Parish sometime tomorrow morning. E-Mail and voice mail will be checked regularly throughout the day tomorrow.

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Unlikely Inspiration: How I Became a UU Sikh – Ilene Gillispie

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Worship Services

Ilene will be preaching on the inspiration she found in the Sikh religion and her journey as a Sikh UU. “Six years ago, a chance encounter changed my life and inspired me to travel four times to India, to learn a new language, and to reshape my whole lifestyle. The sermon will talk about my own story as well as the theological and historical connections between UUism and Sikhism (which are actually quite numerous).” (Ilene Gillispie)

Ilene Gillispie is a third-year seminarian at Boston University School of Theology. She currently serves as student minister at First Parish in Malden Univeralist. In her undergraduate work, Ilene studied world religions with a focus on India, where she has traveled four times for language-learning and research. After her graduation this spring, Ilene will begin work as intern minister at First Parish of Stow and Acton.

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Service Auction

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in General News


The Service Auction date has been changed to May 9.  We apologize for any confusion this change may cause and thank all those who reminded us of school vacation!

Every year First Parish holds a gala auction in the Parish Hall raise money for our operating budget.  There will be food, music, a silent auction and a live auction – and always a lot of fun.  Please be sure to attend. Child care will be provided.

The Service Auction Committee will be contacting you to see what delightful items you can donate for the auction. Be creative!

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Gathering of Men

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in General News

gathering of men 1Gather with the men of First Parish on Saturday, January 31 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Library. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Please don’t miss this meeting as we will be hosting Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and deciding the topic of a sermon that she will give later this spring. Everyone welcome

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Fight Hunger in Metrowest

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in General News

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Many hands make light (and fun!) work

On Sunday, February 8, at 12:00, First Parish Sudbury (FPS) and Memorial Congregational Church (MCC) will join forces with EndHunger NE/Outreach to fight hunger in Metrowest. Middlesex County is the hungriest county in Massachusetts. Help us to package nutritious, shelf-stable meals for area families. Our goal is to raise $2500 to pack 10,000 meals. Help our two congregations celebrate our joint 375-year history and our commitment to social justice outreach.

It’s easy to help! We can go to Ames Hall at MCC (across from the Sudbury library) right after social hour. Outreach will setup and supervise four assembly lines for us to do the packaging. No prior skill needed! Children are welcome! Youth are great workers! Together with MCC, we are trying to fill 96 volunteer slots. An average person can package 160 meals in an hour. Since we’re all above average, imagine what we can accomplish!

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in General News

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Living Our Faith Water Fact

There are 900 million people worldwide without a readily available supply of drinking water and 3.5 million people die annually because of diseases resulting from the consumption of unsanitary water. Despite the fact that over two-thirds of the Earth‘s surface is covered with water, only 1% of it is potable. Source: World Health Organization


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January 25 in RE – Peter Cooper

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Coming Up in RE, General News

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Peter Cooper

Michelle will care for babies in the parish hall.

Breakfast club will meet with Marilyn and Pat in the Brackett room.

Sonia and Abby will be available for 3-4 year olds in the basement for a story and crafts.

Ginny, Karen and Amy will be teaching lauching our new RE curriculum with a story and activity about Peter Cooper.

Peter Cooper (February 12, 1791-April 4, 1883), Unitarian inventor, entrepreneur, and college founder, was a real-life “rags to riches” hero whose love for humanity and deep religious convictions led him to establish the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the first postsecondary institution in the United States to provide free education to the poor and to adults, including women.

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