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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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The Pioneer Spirit…

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on The Pioneer Spirit…

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...

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Show & Tell

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Show & Tell

The Unitarian Universalist principles are our guide with regard to being in community and how we operate in the larger world. This week we will consider our third principle:  Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. How do we want to encourage one another to spiritually grow and what do we need in place to help facilitate the sharing of such growth and how do we fulfill another’s needs in a positive manner? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will ponder the path to spiritual connection and inspiration....

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Generosity – A Spiritual Practice…

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Generosity – A Spiritual Practice…

Poet John O’Donohue once wrote that, “A generous heart is never lonesome. A generous heart has luck. The lonesomeness of contemporary life is partly due to the failure of generosity.” As we make our way in this world that is largely built upon consumerism and accumulation we can be found wanting and waiting for this or that acquisition to finally realize our happiness; even after achieving our goals one can still be found wanting. What is it that we really lack? What if fulfillment, happiness and freedom can only be found...

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On the Image of the God-Child: Innocence and Purity on the Spiritual Path – Chris Scheller

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Sunday Service Copies, Worship Services | Comments Off on On the Image of the God-Child: Innocence and Purity on the Spiritual Path – Chris Scheller

First Parish welcomes Mr. Chris Scheller, M.Div. to the pulpit on Feb. 26 at 10:00am for his sermon on the God-Child within each of us. He will reflect on his calling to work with children and people of all ages in the essential and healing task of finding our own unique ways to give and support life on this planet. What is so important about the way Unitarian Universalism approaches the spiritual path for people of all ages? Chris has over ten years of experience in the leadership of spiritual growth and faith formation programs, and about...

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Science–Our Guiding Star

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Science–Our Guiding Star

Join our congregation and Rev. Dr. Marjorie J. Matty on Sunday, Feb. 19 for the service “Science—Our Guiding Star”. During a time when science is challenged, we affirm our belief that it will not only save us but lead us boldly into the future. One of the six sources our living tradition of wisdom and spirituality draws from includes:  teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science. All are welcome....

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