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Easter Sunday (newsletter)

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

 

What is Easter all about? The expected Christian response to such a question is consistent, the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. First Parish will go deeper on Easter to better understand the nuance of this important celebration and what our responsibility as a diverse community of thinkers might be. Join us for a thought provoking change of perspective about Easter and resurrection.

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Born Again Unitarian Universalism (newsletter)

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

 

We welcome Mr. Chad Trexler to our pulpit. He will be delivering a sermon written by the late Rev. Forrest Church titled “Born Again Unitarian Universalism”. Rev. Church was a well-respected UU minister, author and theologian until his death in 2009. He hoped that this sermon, delivered at the UU General Assembly in Boston in 2003, would be energizing and help to promote liberal religion.

 

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Southern Rail bluegrass music worship service at First Parish of Sudbury March 4 10am

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

 

— First Parish of Sudbury is welcoming back the well known and well loved bluegrass group, Southern Rail to provide music for their service on the theme of “Transformations” on Sunday, March 4th at 10:00 am.

A well-known and well-loved bluegrass group, Southern Rail’s performances are high-energy exuberant fun, with riveting harmonies, irrepressible humor and sparkling banjo, mandolin, and guitar solo work. In addition to their instrumental music, they will blend their voices in tight harmony to offer a set of bluegrass and gospel songs that were carefully chosen to weave throughout the service.  Each song offers a unique perspective about transformation.  There will be tunes by Hank Williams, Albert Brumley,  Barker Aaron Gayle and Randall Hilton as well as traditional tunes including “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “The Darkest Hour”.  Rounding out this special music service are several tunes written by band member Jim Muller including “My Old Friends” and “Walk Your Way to Heaven”.

Come and hear this special musical service coordinated with Music Director, Debra Morris-Bennett.  Band members are Jim Muller (guitar), Sharon Horovitch (acoustic bass), Rich Stillman (banjo) and John Tibert  (mandolin).   Their playing and singing promises to be “transformational”!

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We Are All In This Together (newsletter)

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

 

We need one another, we want to learn, grow, transform our lives and have fun together. We are the co-creators of this moment.

— First Parish of Sudbury is welcoming back the well known and well loved bluegrass group, Southern Rail to provide music for their service on the theme of “Transformations” on Sunday, March 4th at 10:00 am.

A well-known and well-loved bluegrass group, Southern Rail’s performances are high-energy exuberant fun, with riveting harmonies, irrepressible humor and sparkling banjo, mandolin, and guitar solo work. In addition to their instrumental music, they will blend their voices in tight harmony to offer a set of bluegrass and gospel songs that were carefully chosen to weave throughout the service.  Each song offers a unique perspective about transformation.  There will be tunes by Hank Williams, Albert Brumley,  Barker Aaron Gayle and Randall Hilton as well as traditional tunes including “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “The Darkest Hour”.  Rounding out this special music service are several tunes written by band member Jim Muller including “My Old Friends” and “Walk Your Way to Heaven”.

Come and hear this special musical service coordinated with Music Director, Debra Morris-Bennett.  Band members are Jim Muller (guitar), Sharon Horovitch (acoustic bass), Rich Stillman (banjo) and John Tibert  (mandolin).   Their playing and singing promises to be “transformational”!

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Accountability To Love (newsletter)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

What is our commitment to sharing and ensuring the safety and right to propagate Love in our community and beyond? We are called by our Universalist roots to believe that all are worthy of Universal  Love and that it is our call to share this good news wherever we roam. Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will be speaking about Universalism, the ideal of Universal Love and the implications of our shared ministry in and outside of First Parish.

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A Kind Word (for newsletter)

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

Love. In the darkest and most challenging places it is love that can bring us through. When we falter and seek shelter it is loving kindness that can help us to feel safe. Love is more than a balm to ease our weary souls. It is the cure that can resolve our discontent. Love is so many things to so many people, filled with expectations spoken and not. What is our understanding of love and does it hold us back from fully living this life unfettered? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty looks into the face of love and sees…

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