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Flower Communion, Bridging and Celebration Sunday

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

This Sunday is a culmination of a year’s worth of worship, work and commitment. It will be a very busy, fun-filled Sunday as we help our graduates celebrate their official entrance into young adulthood. This Sunday also marks our annual flower communion so please bring flowers to share. This Sunday is also the date for our annual picnic and ice cream social! Join us to celebrate and to imagine the warmer and sunnier days to come. This will be Rev. Marjorie last official Sermon until September. The summer services begin next week with the Rev. Judy Deutsch speaking.

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

Food–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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Timeless Tradition

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

In 1639, Sudbury was settled by immigrants to the New World. In 1641 First Parish of Sudbury was incorporated. A Meetinghouse was built on the eastern side of the river, a location where both worship and town meetings were held. Over the ensuing centuries the congregation that inhabited that Meetinghouse and the subsequent building west of the river has evolved in members, practices and beliefs. Yet, in the face of change First Parish stands now and will continue to stand as we, her members, continue to transform and grow. As we prepare to conduct our Annual Meeting it is a time to remember and be grateful for all of the members, the commitment and care so many have shared with one another and in the preservation of our Meetinghouse. This morning we will honor and thank those who are moving as our community continues on our respective ways.

Please join us for worship and the historic First Parish Annual Meeting which is scheduled after worship at 11:30 all members are encouraged to attend.

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Laughter is the Best Medicine…

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

As the song from Mary Poppins explains, “I love to laugh long and loud and clear… I love to laugh it’s getting worse every year. The more I laugh the more I fill with glee… the more I laugh the more I am a merrier me!” How do we find those places of funny that tickle us in ways that improve our way of being. Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will be sharing her thoughts about the importance of humor and how it might just be the best medicine.

We will also celebrate our Rites of Passage during which we will honor the growth and commitment that every child in our religious exploration program has made this year with a gift of gratitude and recognition for their participation. We’ll also be celebrating the accomplishments of two cohorts within the grade school program as they cross thresholds that mark unique stages of growth in our children’s journeys, through our First Chalice and new Chrysalis Passage rituals. As we recognize these points of transition in the growth of their moral and spiritual development, we will simultaneously be honoring them as members of our evolving Unitarian Universalist tradition.
Join us for this fun and meaningful service.
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Finding Our Way to Kindness

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

What is a Woman’s and a Mother’s role in the twenty-first century–to be a care giver and a tender of the heart and hearth? Are Women  able to bring hope to the hopeless during dark times? What are those small daily acts of kindness and compassion that show our respect and love for one another? How do and can, “We go high when they go low” and do our small attempts to connect with others change people for the better? Ultimately, can the feminine heal our world? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty on mother’s day to honor and thank the women in our lives.

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Timeless Tradition…

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

In 1639 Sudbury was settled by 1641 First Parish of Sudbury was incorporated a Meetinghouse was built on the eastern side of the river a location where both worship and town meetings were held. Over the ensuing centuries the congregation that inhabitated our Meetinghouse and the subsequent building west of the river has evolved in belief, practices and members. Yet, First Parish stands now and will continue to stand as we continue to transform and grow. We are grateful for all of our members and the commitment and care so many have shared with one another and in the preservation of our Meetinghouse. This morning we will honor and thank those who are moving as our community continues on our respective ways.

 

The historic First Parish Annual Meeting is scheduled after worship 11:30 all members are encouraged to attend.

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