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Stewardship Time is Here!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in General News, Stewardship | Comments Off on Stewardship Time is Here!

First Parish of Sudbury Annual Stewardship Canvass, 2017-18 Greetings from your Board of Trustees, this year’s Stewardship Team. As you know we rely on the generous contributions of members and friends to fund our ministry at First Parish of Sudbury. This year, we ask you to try to increase your last year’s pledge by 9% or more, to support the ministry, grow our Religious Education program, pay the staff fair compensation, fund our varied and enriching programs, and more. There are three ways for you to complete and return the...

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What in Earth is a Green Burial? Find out at Goodnow Library on April 26

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on What in Earth is a Green Burial? Find out at Goodnow Library on April 26

Program at Goodnow Library: Wednesday, April 26 6:30-8:30pm Join other adults for an overview presentation on ‘green’ burials. Co-hosted by: Candace Currie, Director, Green Burial Council& Mount Auburn Cemetery Ruth Faas, owner, Mourning Dove Studio of Arlington, MA Richard Davis, hospice volunteer and Death Café facilitator —————— From the Civil War through today, American funeral practices have evolved into a highly formalized, cost intensive and environmentally challenging industry. Green burials can...

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Rummage Sale: Saturday April 22, 10am-2pm

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Rummage Sale: Saturday April 22, 10am-2pm

First Parish of Sudbury Women’s Alliance Rummage Sale, Saturday April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, April 22 is the date of the annual RUMMAGE SALE at First Parish of Sudbury.  The sale, which runs from 10 am to 2 pm,  is organized by the Women’s Alliance of First Parish and features gently-used goods of all kinds: clothing, household goods, books, CDs, toys, games and puzzles, sporting goods, stationery and office supplies, and more. Proceeds are used to support the activities of the Alliance and fund special projects at the...

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Seekers Gathering Sat. April 1 5:30pm

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Seekers Gathering Sat. April 1 5:30pm

Seekers Gatherings—monthly film, discussion and potluck Join us for our thought-provoking monthly get-togethers on Saturdays. This year we offer a new format. Rev. Marjorie will show an episode of the popular National Geographic series hosted by Morgan Freeman “The Story of God”. Our next   Seekers Gathering will be on Saturday, April 1 (truly) at 5:30pm in the Commons. We will begin with our potluck, then watch the episode “The Chosen One” which runs for about 50 minutes. We will follow with dessert and discussion. * Childcare can be...

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Will You Visit Our Prisoner?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Will You Visit Our Prisoner?

Judy Deutsch, who has been visiting Nate (Ernest N. Benjamin) monthly for about 10 years, will be moving to New Mexico around May 25. She has found someone who is pleased to visit Nate in her place, but who can’t drive to Bridgewater where he currently is incarcerated. Judy has found her long relationship with Nate to be very satisfying, and she suspects that you would, too. She suspects, also, that you will find your rides with the woman who wants to visit Nate very satisfying, too. She is a former professor of Greek, has a wealth of...

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We Need You – Appreciation Sunday (NUCU version)

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on We Need You – Appreciation Sunday (NUCU version)

This Sunday we will honor all of the ways that our friends and members have shown up over and over for First Parish. Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will talk about the importance of give and take with regard to reciprocity also known as interdependence. During the worship service we will welcome your annual financial pledge of commitment as we close the First Parish canvass. See you there for all of the festivities!

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Religious Education March 26th

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Education March 26th

Spirit Play heard the story of the Great Flood and Noah’s Ark last Sunday. It is a story that ends with a Covenant. As the rains ended God spoke a blessing, and a beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky. “This rainbow,” God said, “is a sign that never again will the world be destroyed by flood; and in times to come when I cloud the sky with rain, afterward you will see a rainbow, and you will remember my promise, a promise made to you and to every living creature in the world.” UU Explorers will continue to explore tools and objects as...

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Family Promise Walk to End Homelessness – Register/donate now for April 8th!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Family Promise Walk to End Homelessness – Register/donate now for April 8th!

Join our team or donate here. We have a dozen or so walkers already registered from our church and have raised over $1500. Let’s aim for 20 walkers and $2000! Please join the First Parish of Sudbury team for the 8th annual “Walk to End Homelessness” on April 8, 2017, which supports the efforts of Family Promise Metrowest. Registration – 8:00 am – Walk begins at 9:00 am. Natick Community Senior Center (117 East Central Street, Natick). This is a family friendly and dog friendly event and short walk, suitable for...

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2017 Service Auction: Saturday, April 8 at 6:00pm

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on 2017 Service Auction: Saturday, April 8 at 6:00pm

THE AUCTION IS COMING!! April 8th – Full 2017 Auction Description The online form is at: http://fpsudbury.org/auction-donation-form/. Any questions, please contact the Service Auction Committee: Sherene Aram, Leslie Bryant, Sherri Cline, Gail Hardenbergh, Jan Hardenbergh, Anna Lee, and Sheila Murphy. See you at the Auction!

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The Pioneer Spirit…

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on The Pioneer Spirit…

A new world that is what many of our ancestors faced as they landed in Provincetown/Plymouth/Boston/Salem and eventually in New York greeted by Lady Liberty. With each new generation our forebears have mustered the courage to handle the challenges of their time. Some choices that were made settled this country while others displaced the people we found when our people first arrived. Why do we make the choices that we do? How are these decisions made and what are the long-term consequences for those yet to arrive? How can and will Unitarian...

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