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September 10, 2017–a new year begins

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on September 10, 2017–a new year begins

Our regular worship and program year will begin on Sunday, September 10 at 10:00am for people of all ages. We will gather for our Ingathering which will feature our Water Ritual and after the service, we will continue with our community potluck.   What to bring on September 10? Yourselves, whole families, friends and neighbors A tiny bit of water (actual or virtual) from your summer experiences. These can be collected waters from your travels, from your backyard kiddy pool, tears of joy or tears of sadness. They will be blended together...

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The Search for Beauty by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in General News, Minister's Column | Comments Off on The Search for Beauty by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty

“The Search for Beauty” by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty There is a saying that was coined in 1613 by Sir Thomas Overbury, “All the carnal beauty of my wife, Is but skin deep.” I am not sure as to what Sir Thomas was eluding to with regard to his wife or how she may have responded, but what I do know is something that I shared repeatedly with my god daughter, Emilie “the most important long lasting beauty is not what we see when we look in the mirror, it is what we hold within us that defines our true beauty.” As we...

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SudburyTV to do Meetinghouse Documentary

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on SudburyTV to do Meetinghouse Documentary

​Matt Cranson, Education & Outreach Coordinator for Sudbury TV, is planning to create a documentary about our meetinghouse. For an idea of what it might be like, please with the SudburyTV video about The Wayside Inn. We are looking for old photographs. Here is one of the choir balcony from 1939. There is more information in the Village in a new History...

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FPS buildings shutdown for annual floor and rug cleaning Tuesday July 25 at 3pm

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in General News, Newsletter | Comments Off on FPS buildings shutdown for annual floor and rug cleaning Tuesday July 25 at 3pm

  Our annual floor waxing and rug shampooing will take place from Tuesday, July 25 at 3pm until Saturday morning July 29. All meetings have been cancelled. This applies to every space in the buildings, so please don’t try to squeeze in. 😉 Thanks for your help! We are sorry for the...

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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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Religious Exploration June 11th

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration June 11th

This Sunday all the Religious Education classes will stay in the sanctuary and join the end-of-year intergenerational celebration with our annual flower communion. We’ll also be honoring our graduating seniors in the “bridging” ceremony, and thanking them and the other youth RE guides for their dedication and commitment in teaching Religious Exploration this year. Religious Education will start back up September 10th. Have a wonderful summer! Please bring your own flowers, one stem for each person in the family, for the...

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Flower Communion, Bridging and Celebration Sunday (for News U Can Use)

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on Flower Communion, Bridging and Celebration Sunday (for News U Can Use)

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...

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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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Flower Communion on Celebration Sunday (June 11)

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Flower Communion on Celebration Sunday (June 11)

Come one and all for our Celebration Sunday on June 11 which will include our Flower Communion (please bring one stem for each person in your family…they will be shared during the service). We will also “bridge” our graduating seniors–Abby B, Anna C-L and Oliver W. The service will wrap up in time for us to begin our annual community cookout and potluck–rain or shine!

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