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Acquaintance With Nature–Music Sunday at FPS

Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Acquaintance With Nature–Music Sunday at FPS

This Sunday, April 22, writer/philosopher/naturalist Henry David Thoreau comes to life through a special musical performance presented by First Parish of Sudbury. Acquaintance With Nature, a nine-part piece for chorus, piano, clarinet and narrator (who plays the role of the young Thoreau), was written by Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker and will feature the First Parish Choir. This musical offering will take place as part of First Parish’s springtime Music Sunday service, which begins at 10 a.m. and is open to all. Children’s religious...

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Change and Transformation: The Dump

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Change and Transformation: The Dump

Well, Rev. Scovel’s service this Sunday has Changed and Transformed! He will now be preaching a sermon titled “The Dump”. Of this sermon, he writes “Recent newspaper articles have lamented the culture of hoarding that afflicts our society. The sermon is deliberately counter-cultural since it points toward what must sometimes be saved.” Carl Scovel, the son of medical missionaries, was born and grew up in war torn China before attending college and seminary in this country. After three years working at McLean...

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Humility: The Drive Towards Perfection…

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Humility: The Drive Towards Perfection…

Was and is the concept of “Original Sin” employed to keep humankind humble? It is believed that humility keeps one with a low self-regard and sense of unworthiness. Are there other ways to keep our egos in check? This month’s theme revolves around humility–a topic that engages our Unitarian drive towards perfection. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she wrestles with the concept of humility and its consequences.   “Original Blessing” illustration by R. Scott...

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Easter Sunday

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Easter Sunday

  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...

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Born Again Unitarian Universalism

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Born Again Unitarian Universalism

  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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Are We There Yet?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Are We There Yet?

What does it take to transform oneself? Siddhartha Gautama was a prince who was brought up in total wealth. Even with everything within his grasp he still felt unfulfilled and began a journey seeking the end of suffering. He wandered a path that led to austerity as a way to better understand the meaning of life, he realized that it is neither wealth nor poverty that held the answers for him. Enlightenment, he learned, can be found upon the middle way thus he became the founder of Buddhism. The Buddha found struggle through transformation...

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Are We There Yet? (newsletter)

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Are We There Yet? (newsletter)

What does it take to transform oneself? Siddhartha Gautama was a prince who was brought up in total wealth. Even with everything within his grasp he still felt unfulfilled and began a journey seeking the end of suffering. He wandered a path that led to austerity as a way to better understand the meaning of life, he realized that it is neither wealth nor poverty that held the answers for him. Enlightenment, he learned, can be found upon the middle way thus he became the founder of Buddhism. The Buddha found struggle through transformation...

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Y-O-U

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Y-O-U

Do you believe that you can and are making a difference in this world? How does the actions of a single person revive and inspire a people? Join, and bring your funny bone as, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty  ponders personal accountability and the concept of call....

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We Are All In This Together

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on We Are All In This Together

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” March 4 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...

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Accountability To Love…

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Accountability To Love…

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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