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First Committee on Ministry Directed Survey Is Now Live

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on First Committee on Ministry Directed Survey Is Now Live

The first of the Committee on Ministry’s directed surveys for 2017 is now live here. The COM is starting a series of small, directed surveys this year to assess some of the individual ministries within First Parish. This first survey focuses on the Community and Hospitality Committee (CHC). Please take a few minutes to fill out this brief questionnaire to assist COM and the CHC in evaluating some of what the CHC does at First Parish of Sudbury.   Take CHC...

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Science–Our Guiding Star

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in 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...

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3rd Saturday Peaceful Protests at FPS

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on 3rd Saturday Peaceful Protests at FPS

See this link for information about the 3rd Saturday Protests at FPS. UU Sudbury Sat. Protest groups Flyer FINAL    

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SURJ: Standing Up for Racial Justice at FPS Feb. 18 2-6pm

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on SURJ: Standing Up for Racial Justice at FPS Feb. 18 2-6pm

Come to FPS this Saturday, Feb. 18 for the MetroWest SURJ meeting focused on Black History Month. The planned program is: 2.00 – 2.15: Introduction by Dhruba Sen 2.15 – 2.30: Opening Remarks 2.30 – 4.00: Readings from Frederick Douglas 3.00 – 4.00 Bystander Intervention by MetroWest Showing Up for Racial Justice [SURJ] 4.00 – 5.00 Coffee / Poster Exhibition on Black History 5.00 – 5.30 Collection of Video Clips or Movie 5.30 – 6.00 Discussion / Wrap Up / Next...

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Committee on Ministry shines a spotlight on Community and Hospitality Committee

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Committee on Ministry shines a spotlight on Community and Hospitality Committee

Tom Kruskal, a third-year veteran of the Committee on Ministry, did some digging into exactly what CHC is and does: He writes: I sat down with Leslie Lowe, the chair of the Community and Hospitality Committee, known affectionately as CHC, a few weeks ago to find out more about CHC’s work and how the Committee On Ministry might be useful to support and celebrate their ministry. The CHC supports the social fabric of our church community in large and small ways. Membership:  CHC takes a major role in welcoming and nurturing visitors and...

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Religious Education February 19th

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Education February 19th

This Sunday we will gather the Spirit Play and UU Explorers classes together for a special look at homelessness as we think about our call to help one another. We’ll learn about what the experience is like from someone who works with the homeless, and hear about a girl who participates with Unitarian Universalists from across the Central Midwest District in No More Turning Away, a program to raise awareness about homelessness and assist homeless people in their local communities. We’ll brainstorm about things we can do to help and...

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Journey To Find Out

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Journey To Find Out

Why and how did some religiously “liberal” Congregationalists (now know as the United Church of Christ) find their way out of the faith and into Transcendentalism? Why would Ralph Waldo Emerson decide to leave ministry while others such as Henry David Thoreau chose to live in a cabin on Walden Pond? Unsatisfied with the status quo of their religion, seekers have been searching for answers to an age old question, “where can I find authenticity and meaning in my life?” This Sunday, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will be...

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Pancakes at social hour to welcome new members, friends, and visitors Feb. 26

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Pancakes at social hour to welcome new members, friends, and visitors Feb. 26

  Be sure to join us for the best flippin’ pancakes around! Compliments of Rev. Marjorie and her handy helpers, we will get to enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit and more. What a great way to celebrate our new members, and our friends and visitors. Come one and all on Sunday, February 26 after worship service. (Of course, come for the service,...

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Declaration of Conscience for UUs

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in General News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Declaration of Conscience for UUs

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Rev. Peter Morales and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) President and CEO Hon. Thomas Andrews invite you to sign the Declaration of Conscience, committing to put Unitarian Universalist values into action to resist hate, fear and bigotry. “We will oppose any and all unjust government actions to deport, register, discriminate, or despoil. As people of conscience, we declare our commitment to translate our values into action as we stand on the side of love with the most...

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Nominating Committee news

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Nominating Committee news

Seeking Volunteers First Parish needs you!  Our community needs your energy, talent and skills!  Please consider volunteering to serve on a First Parish committee next year.  Usually, the time commitment is minimal and your input is greatly valued.  For more information, please speak with Rebecca Parkhill or Lulu Cash at coffee hour or contact us at: *protected email* or 847-644-5763 (Rebecca) *protected email* or 508-251-1315 (Lulu) Thank you in advance for serving our beloved community!  ...

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