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Voting to Uphold Dignity for our Transgender Neighbors

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in General News

In November we in Massachusetts will vote on keeping our transgender folks safe.

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Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group, June 23, 10:30am

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in General News

Spiritual Book Group Discussion on Saturday June 23 10:30 am

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. Come on Sat June 24 10:30 am in Brackett Room at FPS when we will also make a list of books for the next year.

These are the books that we have read in the short lifespan of this group.

The seat of the soul : 25th anniversary edition / Gary Zukav
Dying to be me : my journey from cancer, to near death, to true healing / Anita Moorjani
The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world / His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams
Man’s search for meaning : an introduction to logotherapy / Viktor E. Frankl ; part one translated by Ilse Lasch ; preface by Gordon W. Allport.
Loving what is : four questions that can change your life / Byron Katie written with Stephen Mitchell
Peace is every step : the path of mindfulness in everyday life / Thich Nhat Hanh ; edited by Arnold Kotler

Please join us for the book discussion and the planning of the next books we will read.

Contact Melissa Stein or Leslie Lowe for more information on the Spiritual Book Group.

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Volunteers needed for FPS July 4 Grill Fundraiser

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in General News

We will be setting up again on the FPS front terrace to sell picnic food to the Independence Day Parade spectators.   Last year there were 36 volunteers, 144 customers and we made $876.  This is a pretty good fundraiser as well as a community service.  We welcome everyone to help plan, shop, grill, cut watermelons, set up tables and canopies, sell, serve and  clean up. Ask anyone who was there last year and they will tell you how much fun we all had.  If you’re away, you can still help by baking for the bake table ahead of time.  Does anyone have a Costco membership?

Bring your ideas to a planning meeting Monday June 11 7pm-8:30pm in the Commons. We need some new ideas to increase our profits.  Last year we added popcorn to the menu.  This year we’re adding beef burgers with bacon and will have a better selection of cold drinks.  What other ideas do have?

If you can’t help, we hope that you will bring your family and neighbors to the FPS Lawn.  Tell everyone that this is the best place to see the parade.

Please contact Leslie Lowe and Tom Yelton.

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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 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:

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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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