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12/17 Bohm Dialogue — What is War For?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in General News, Religious Exploration, Salon - Bohm Dialogue | Comments Off on 12/17 Bohm Dialogue — What is War For?

What a cruel thing war is… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors. – Robert E. Lee Is war sometimes necessary? Is it ever ‘good’? There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others. – Niccolo Machiavelli There was never a good war, or a bad peace. – Benjamin Franklin What are the roots of war? Who does it benefit? Was there a time without wars? Join us to listen to what others think and to share what you think.  The Religious Exploration Salon is a group...

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Religious Exploration December 17th

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration December 17th

Important Notice for all Religious Exploration Classes: This Sunday, December 17th, we will be working on the children’s Nativity Play. This includes costume planning/fitting, and discussing lines/rehearsal. If your children are in the Nativity Play or would like to be (we still have roles to fill) please don’t miss this Sunday! There will be a spirit play and explorers activity for those children who will not be attending the Christmas Eve service/Nativity Play. Nursery care: This week the youngest among us will be joined by our...

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First Parish Sudbury In-Home Dinners in January 2018

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on First Parish Sudbury In-Home Dinners in January 2018

What are In-Home Dinners? Every year everyone in First Parish has the opportunity to have dinner with 8-12 people held in the private homes of members and friends. The dinners are Pot Luck, with the host/hostess arranging what people will bring to ensure there is a balanced meal. Every effort is made to accommodate special needs, such as dietary restrictions, accessibility to the house, and allergies. Dates:  Saturday, January 20, Sunday, January 21,  and Saturday, January 27 The Community & Hospitality Committee (CHC) organizes in-Home...

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Worshipping with our Neighbors

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Worshipping with our Neighbors

The Best of 2017 Sunday, Dec. 31 at 10:00am join us and our UU neighbors from Framingham, Wayland, and Marlborough&Hudson for the service “The Best of 2017”. We will enjoy a reprise of the best of 2017’s sermon snippets, readings, hymns and choral music. We hope you will join us!

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Christmas Morning Gathering

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Christmas Morning Gathering

Christmas Morning at 10:00 Join with our minister, Rev. Marjorie, and enjoy the company of others on Christmas morning. There will be breakfast, singing, readings, stories and a cozy time in our Brackett Room with fireplace warming our hearts. All are...

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A Bigger Kind of Joy…

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on A Bigger Kind of Joy…

As we enter into December, we face into the darker and shorter days of the year, we look for ways to find the light in the midst of the longest night.  This is the time when if we cultivate our faith and seed hope we may be able to carry on in the bleak midwinter. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she faces into the darkness and uncovers a bigger kind of joy fueled by hope. She shares that, ” Hope can be a dangerous emotion because it pulls our attention away from the present moment. Hope can blind us from the truth of a situation,...

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“Insights” on Hope

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in General News, Minister's Column | Comments Off on “Insights” on Hope

by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty, Minister, First Parish of Sudbury UU I struggle with hope even though I remind us on a weekly basis to find or create a place for hope in our lives. My rational mind wants to sit next to, Friedrich Nietzsche who explained that, “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.” I agree that hope can be a dangerous emotion because it pulls our attention away from the present moment and coping with what is real in this moment. Hope can blind us from the truth of a situation, stall us from moving into,...

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Amnesty International “Write for Rights” Campaign at FPS Dec. 17

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Amnesty International “Write for Rights” Campaign at FPS Dec. 17

  First Parish of Sudbury to Host  Amnesty International On Sunday, December 17th, First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Rd., will provide an opportunity to support Amnesty International’s Global Write for Rights campaign in the Parish Hall, with letters and cards to help those at risk of human rights abuse.  Amnesty International is continuing a long tradition of writing letters to right some of the world’s biggest wrongs.  Letters and cards will be provided for your signatures.  Please join our congregation at our Sunday service...

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A Bigger Kind of Joy… (newsletter copy)

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on A Bigger Kind of Joy… (newsletter copy)

As we enter into December, we face into the darker and shorter days of the year, we look for ways to find the light in the midst of the longest night.  This is the time when if we cultivate our faith and seed hope we may be able to carry on in the bleak midwinter. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she faces into the darkness and uncovers a bigger kind of joy fueled by hope. She shares that, ” Hope can be a dangerous emotion because it pulls our attention away from the present moment. Hope can blind us from the truth of a situation,...

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Holiday Services at First Parish of Sudbury UU

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Holiday Services at First Parish of Sudbury UU

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