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Brain Fitness: Keeping Your Mind Sharp

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Brain Fitness: Keeping Your Mind Sharp

Saturday, March 17, 10:00am at First Parish of Sudbury. All are welcome. Presentation by Alina Carter, Speech-Language Pathologist at Emerson Hospital “Do you find yourself forgetting names, wondering what you are looking for, or have trouble retrieving that thought? You are not alone. Come learn about key strategies for keeping the mind sharp and healthy at every age. Sponsored by the First Parish Pastoral...

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A Kind Word (for newsletter)

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on A Kind Word (for newsletter)

Love. In the darkest and most challenging places it is love that can bring us through. When we falter and seek shelter it is loving kindness that can help us to feel safe. Love is more than a balm to ease our weary souls. It is the cure that can resolve our discontent. Love is so many things to so many people, filled with expectations spoken and not. What is our understanding of love and does it hold us back from fully living this life unfettered? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty looks into the face of love and...

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350MA Metrowest Node workshop at FPS March 1

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on 350MA Metrowest Node workshop at FPS March 1

Sustaining the Activist Rev. Dr. Ian Mevorach will share from his own experience about some of the spiritual, emotional, and communal support systems, which have sustained his journey as a climate and social justice activist at 350Mass Metrowest Node meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at First Parish of Sudbury UU, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA, at 7:00pm. Rev. Dr. Mevorach holds a M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Ecological Theology and Ethics from Boston University School of Theology.  He is the co-founder and spiritual leader of the Common Street...

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Religious Exploration February 18th

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration February 18th

  Please Note: RE is in need of adult volunteers! Our RE classes are a great time of learning and growth for the children of First Parish, and our children benefit greatly from the amazing support and instruction provided by our volunteers. If you are available either to lead or assist in Nursery or Spirit Play, please contact the DRE: *protected email* Spirit Play: TBA Explorers: The ancient Greek’s held a belief that there are eight distinct types of love. During this Sunday’s exploration, we will be talking about the concept of...

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2/18 Bohm Dialogue — Freedom and Responsibility

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Salon - Bohm Dialogue | Comments Off on 2/18 Bohm Dialogue — Freedom and Responsibility

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. – Sigmund Freud Freedom and responsibility aren’t interconnected things. They are the same thing. – Harry Browne With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S military uniform andstanding in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life. – Zack Wamp Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and...

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Gathered Near: Religion in the Round

Posted by on Feb 11, 2018 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Gathered Near: Religion in the Round

We will welcome Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason to our pulpit on Sunday, February 11 at 10:00am. She writes of her sermon “Together we will consider what makes our Unitarian Universalist community a deeply religious one. Our liberal tradition calls on us to congregate, much as Unitarians have done for centuries now, and it calls us on to still greater love today. How we respond to those calls makes all the difference in the life of our faith.” The Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason is Community Minister at the First Unitarian Congregational...

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Author Debby Irving to speak at First Parish of Sudbury March 10 at noon

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Author Debby Irving to speak at First Parish of Sudbury March 10 at noon

The First Parish of Sudbury Racial Justice Book Group, along with other Sudbury Faith Communities, are proud to announce that Debby Irving will speak and discuss her book “Waking Up White”. Several congregations in Sudbury have also hosted book groups reading this important book, and will join us for this event. All are welcome to attend. We ask that people plan to contribute what they feel comfortable with, to defray the cost of hosting the speaker. For more information, call the First Parish office: 978/443-2043 x 3 or write...

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Celebrate Bailey’s Eagle Scout rank

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Celebrate Bailey’s Eagle Scout rank

You are invited to attend a very important milestone in a young man’s life. Bailey Prince is about to be presented with the rank of Eagle Scout. Please consider attending this right of passage, the Court of Honor on Sunday Feb. 25 at 1:30pm in the FPS Parish Hall. Three scouts, including, Bailey will be receiving the rank of Eagle Scout with a reception, hosted by Bailey’s proud family, following the ceremony. First Parish is pleased to show our support of Bailey and are honored to offer the Parish hall for this ceremony. It is important to...

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Sharing the Plate Feb. 25 with “Head to Head”

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Sharing the Plate Feb. 25 with “Head to Head”

On Feb. 25 during our Sunday service, we will Share our Plate (as we do about once each month) with the organization Head to Head–a tuition free school in the rural area of Belle Vue, a mountain region outside of the city of Jacmel, Haiti. Belle Vue is an area where there is extreme poverty. The children served by Head to Head would have little to no educational opportunities if Head to Head school did not exist. Through the school, Head to Head is changing lives, breaking the chains of poverty and opening doors to a better future. Head...

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Women’s Alliance meeting Thursday, February 8

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Women’s Alliance meeting Thursday, February 8

Greetings women of First Parish. You are all invited to the regular meeting of the Women’s Alliance potluck and meeting  on Thursday, February 8 starting at 6:30 pm in the Brackett Room.  We’ll check in with each other to see how we’re faring this winter.  We may talk about what we’ve been reading, for instance!  With an author presentation and discussion scheduled at First Parish for March 10 by Debbie Irving on “Growing Up White,” we may want to talk some about that. Looking forward to spring, we have two big events, the...

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