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Race Amity Day in Sudbury June 10

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in General News

Governor Baker has declared June 10, 2018 “Race Amity Day” in Massachusetts…to celebrate friendships – our own and those of historical figures – that bridge the racial divide.

Sudbury Race Amity Day events will be held on Sunday, June 10th from 1PM – 5PM at various locations throughout Sudbury, with a closing “Gathering of Friends” to be held from 4PM – 5PM.   Our web site is live www.SudburyRaceAmity.org and the schedule of events is posted there. Information is also on Facebook at “Sudbury Race Amity Day”.

You may also view a short video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZWeCctClQs

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Celebration Sunday (newsletter)

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

Bring your children, your cut flowers and your longing for celebration!!! This Sunday is a culmination of a year’s worth of worship, work and commitment. Our annual meeting is behind us and this Sunday will be the time when we appreciate what is laid out in front of us – summer. This Sunday is also the date for our annual picnic, bring your sweet tooth because cake will abound aplenty! We will be crossing the threshold to summer services as this will be Rev. Marjorie’s last Sunday in the First Parish pulpit until September. The summer services begin next week with a plethora of summer speakers on hand.

Flowers–please bring one stem for each person in your family. This will be part of our flower communion during the service.

Food– please bring a side dish if you can. Our Community and Hospitality Committee will be grilling meat and veggie burgers.

Come be part of this community celebration on the last Sunday before our summer services begin.

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Wayland UU Immigration Series June 5 at 7pm

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in General News

Immigration Justice:  Turning Values into Action, Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m., First Parish Wayland.  In a panel discussion format, we will consider the injustices our immigrant neighbors face and ways to mitigate them.  Panelists include Diego Low, Director of the Worker Center/Casa del Trabajador; Juliet Najjumba, CEO of African Cultural Services, Inc; Laura Wagner, Executive Director of UU Mass Action; and Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, Episcopal Priest and Attorney with St. Stephen’s Youth Programs.  Sponsored by the Immigration Justice Committee at First Parish, this program is generously supported by the Lydia Maria Child Fund.  All are welcome.  For more information, contact Rachel Sideman-Kurtz at
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Appreciation Sunday June 10 Cook out and Potluck

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in General News

All ages are welcome to our Church Picnic on Sunday, June 10 with cake, thanks to Rev. Marjorie!

Community and Hospitality Committee is hosting with meat and vegetarian burgers and hot dogs. Bring a side dish to share to serve 10.  We will have a supply of plates, napkins, and utensils but we encourage you to bring your own dishes.  Rain or shine! Contact Leslie L with questions or to help.

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Spiritual Book Group Discussion postponed

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in General News

Join the Spiritual Book Group for a discussion on the book, Deep Work by Cal Newport.  We are a group of seekers who gather every two to three months to talk about our book, and other important spiritual matters.

We had scheduled this for June 9, but need to postpone the get-together. If you would like to be part of the decision about when to hold the book group, contact Leslie Lowe.

We are now opening up our reading list to fiction novels such as the following:

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
Prodigal Summer – Barbara Kingsolver
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
The Four Agreements: a Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) – Don Miguel Ruiz
Breakfast with the Buddha – Roland Merullo
Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

For more information, contact Leslie Lowe or Melissa Stein.

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