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Service Auction: May 9 – Open The Time Capsule

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in General News

The Service Auction is Saturday May 9 from 6:00PM until 9:30PM

This years theme is Time Capsule!

Donation form:  

There will be a buffet dinner with adult beverages while people bid at the silent auction.  When the tables close on the silent auction, the live auction begins!  If you are a newcomer, we are looking for anything of value you care to donate – services, such as computer tutor, yard work, dance lessons, etc.   Do you have an unloved wedding present someone else may cherish?  Perhaps an antique that no longer fits the décor?  Fun items for kids? We auction off baked goods, vacation homes, dinners in your home, pool parties, etc.  In short, anything that is fun.

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Walk for Hunger: Sunday, May 3: Come One, Come All

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in General News

For 11 years, First Parish of Sudbury has sponsored a team to participate in the Walk for Hunger. This is the 46th annual fundraiser by Project Bread. Funds raised through the Walk support more than 400 emergency food programs in 135 communities in Massachusetts, including the Sudbury Food Pantry.

For the second year, First Parish is making an all out effort to participate in the Walk for Hunger. Rev. Marjorie is going to lead the walking team while there will be a simplified worship experience in our Sudbury Meetinghouse. We hope many (most!) of our First Parish adults and children will join us by walking in or volunteering at the Walk for Hunger.

We are putting such a strong focus on the Walk for Hunger because hunger and the food insecurity associated with poverty continues to be a major health issue and a social justice concern in Massachusetts. For most of us, hunger is a fleeting need we can satisfy quickly. But hunger isn’t fleeting for 11.4% of Massachusetts’s households-the 700,000 children and adults who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Join Our Team at:

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114th Craft & Harvest Fair

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 in General News

This year will be the 114th year for our Harvest Fair, and once again we will be hosting 65 vendors who will offer beautifully handmade artwork and crafts for sale.

Please put Saturday, October 17th on your calendar!

For CRAFTERS who wish to submit an application for the May 15th deadline to be juried, please follow the instructions here: 2015 Harvest Fair Application.

Please contact Valerie Tratnyek at if you have questions.

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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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Why I am UU

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in General News


Things are quiet on the site, so, I thought this would be a good time to share why I, YON, am a Unitarian Universalist. Gail and I got to First Parish by an invitation to the Service Auction, but, why we came back has to do with the old joke:

What do you call an atheist with children? answer: A Unitarian. We heard very early on. For us, it was the truth. What got us to First Parish the first time was the feeling that we wanted our kids to have some religious background. We certainly struck the jackpot. The UU Religious Education program is rich. It covers Unitarian Universalism of course, but also the Bible, Judaism, various Christian denominations, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and others. In 6th or 7th grade, there is a program that was called “Faith Across the Street” when I went thru it with my kids. In 8/9th grades there is a Coming Of Age program.  As a result, I believe my kids are very well grounded in their own beliefs – neither is particularly devout, but, comfortable with their own beliefs.

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