Join the congregation at First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist on Sunday, April 23 as we welcome Fran Sharp to the pulpit. Fran, a life-long Unitarian Universalist, has been a member of the congregation for 19 years, has served on the staff and also the Worship committee for several years..
Ms. Sharp will offer reflections on a favorite writing by Henry David Thoreau in the 1880s when he lived at Walden Pond in Concord. The writing began “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…and not when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” She asks “how do we go about the challenging and religious work of living deliberately, and does this mean different things at different stages of life?
Easter Sunday is a time for stories of spring, the return of the sun, Ostara – the Dawn Goddess, Easter bunnies, eggs and the resurrection of Jesus. How do all of these varied topics meld into a meaningful Sunday? Come be a part of this amazing and loving community and experience a Unitarian Universalist Easter Sunday. Please bring canned food that will be donated to the local food pantry.
What do we believe, how do we share that spiritual part of us, when do we need our beliefs most and will those beliefs hold up in our time of need? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will delve into what it is that helps us through the dark night and how our beliefs evolve through life.
On Sunday April 2 at 10am join the First Parish of Sudbury Youth Group and Mr. Chris Scheller, M.Div., Director of Religious Education for our annual youth-led service and hear what our youth group has on their minds. This year the theme is on Unity and we will hear different individual perspectives on this topic connected to contemporary issues, history, diversity, and global unity. This is a much-loved service anticipated through the year.
This Sunday we will honor all of the ways that our friends and members have shown up over and over for First Parish. Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will talk about the importance of give and take with regard to reciprocity also known as interdependence. During the worship service we will welcome your annual financial pledge of commitment as we close the First Parish canvass. See you there for all of the festivities!
A new world that is what many of our ancestors faced as they landed in Provincetown/Plymouth/Boston/Salem and eventually in New York greeted by Lady Liberty. With each new generation our forebears have mustered the courage to handle the challenges of their time. Some choices that were made settled this country while others displaced the people we found when our people first arrived. Why do we make the choices that we do? How are these decisions made and what are the long-term consequences for those yet to arrive? How can and will Unitarian Universalism inform and bolster us to face fear and stand on the right side of history? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will be contemplating the motivation and character of the Unitarian Universalist pioneer spirit in the early twenty-first century.
We are First Parish of Sudbury, a diverse and welcoming community of spiritual seekers; we strive to learn together and support one another as we celebrate life's important moments and serve the larger community.