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Summer Services 2017

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Summer Services 2017

Summer Sunday services take place in our air-conditioned, hearing assisted Commons. Nibbles are available at 9:30am and the service begins at 10:00am. Come hear a wide range of worship topics offered by our lay leaders. All are welcome, but no childcare is offered in the summer. Click here for a table of host, music, and nibbles volunteer assignments and open slots.   Sunday, June 18, “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya”, Judy Deutsch Sunday, June 25, “Hope is in Action”, Della Hughes and Carolyn Lee July 2,...

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Flower Communion, Bridging and Celebration Sunday

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Flower Communion, Bridging and Celebration Sunday

This Sunday is a culmination of a year’s worth of worship, work and commitment. It will be a very busy, fun-filled Sunday as we help our graduates celebrate their official entrance into young adulthood. This Sunday also marks our annual flower communion so please bring flowers to share. This Sunday is also the date for our annual picnic and ice cream social! Join us to celebrate and to imagine the warmer and sunnier days to come. This will be Rev. Marjorie last official Sermon until September. The summer services begin next week with the Rev....

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Timeless Tradition

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Timeless Tradition

In 1639, Sudbury was settled by immigrants to the New World. In 1641 First Parish of Sudbury was incorporated. A Meetinghouse was built on the eastern side of the river, a location where both worship and town meetings were held. Over the ensuing centuries the congregation that inhabited that Meetinghouse and the subsequent building west of the river has evolved in members, practices and beliefs. Yet, in the face of change First Parish stands now and will continue to stand as we, her members, continue to transform and grow. As we prepare to...

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A Quaker-style Meeting at FPS

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on A Quaker-style Meeting at FPS

A Quaker-style Meeting on May 28   The Worship Associates Group asks that those who wish to be part of the Meeting to enter the Parish Hall in silence and take a seat in the circle. After a musical piece, played by Cilla Reising, we will sit together in silence, speaking briefly when moved to do so. Children will go directly upstairs to RE. We hope that you will enjoy being a part of this special experience. The service will end with another piano piece and the shaking of hands. A simple coffee hour and conversation will follow. Our...

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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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Timeless Tradition…

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Timeless Tradition…

In 1639 Sudbury was settled by 1641 First Parish of Sudbury was incorporated a Meetinghouse was built on the eastern side of the river a location where both worship and town meetings were held. Over the ensuing centuries the congregation that inhabitated our Meetinghouse and the subsequent building west of the river has evolved in belief, practices and members. Yet, First Parish stands now and will continue to stand as we continue to transform and grow. We are grateful for all of our members and the commitment and care so many have shared...

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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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