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Laughter is the Best Medicine…

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Laughter is the Best Medicine…

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...

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In An Instant…

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in General News, Sunday Service Copies, Worship Services | Comments Off on In An Instant…

Life can change in an instant, any event can push itself into our lives, which can cause us moments of shock, pain and deep concern. Our lives and bodies broken are in turmoil and just as quickly the process of healing begins yet again – leaving us forever changed. How do we live these tenuous lives never knowing what may cut us off and derail us from our mission? Are these significant sidetracks a wake up call, karma or just random mishaps? Facing into crisis, making meaning and recovering from crisis, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty wonders...

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Finding Our Way to Kindness

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Finding Our Way to Kindness

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...

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Who, What, Why a UU?

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Who, What, Why a UU?

Join the congregation at First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist on Sunday, May 7 when Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will offer a sermon on our Unitarian Universalist identity. How does being a UU inform and inspire us to respond in authentic and meaningful ways. This Sunday the congregation will celebrate mayday also known as Beltane, a spring festival. An aspect of our identity reflected in our  UU sources from which we draw inspiration is the spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions that celebrate the sacred circle of life and...

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Music Sunday April 30th “Sun, Moon and Stars”

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Music Sunday April 30th “Sun, Moon and Stars”

The First Parish Choir presents our spring Music Sunday service Who hasn’t looked up at the night sky with wonder and awe? And who hasn’t experienced a breathtaking sunrise or sunset?  On April 30th, the First Parish Choir will present its spring Music Sunday on the theme of “Sun, Moon and Stars”.  We hope you will join us as explore through music and readings our thoughts and inspirations of these celestial orbs.  Throughout centuries, we have been inspired by and often sought solace in their presence.  Included in the musical offerings will...

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Living Deliberately

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Living Deliberately

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...

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We Will Rise…

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on We Will Rise…

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...

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Spiritual Identity

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Spiritual Identity

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....

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Unity–Youth Perspectives

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Unity–Youth Perspectives

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....

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We Need You – Appreciation Sunday…

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on We Need You – Appreciation Sunday…

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!...

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