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Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/22, 6:00pm

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/22, 6:00pm

Please join us for the Earth Center traditions group’s annual Winter Solstice Ritual.  We will celebrate the Shortest Day of the year on Sat, Dec 22 at 6:00pm.  We turn the wheel of the year and bring back the sun, a chance to leave things in the old year and gather others for the new.  The ritual will be followed by a pot luck feast and carols in the Parish Hall. The ceremony is appropriate for those approximately 12 years and up – use your own judgment. Childcare is available if requested by Thursday before the event (12/20). The...

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Peace…

Posted by on Dec 9, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Peace…

What is peace? Is peace attainable and maintainable in this life? Can we imagine living in peace and what would we, humankind, need to give up and accept in order to create peace on earth? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she imagines and embraces a practice of peace.

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Holidays at First Parish of Sudbury 2018

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Holidays at First Parish of Sudbury 2018

Come one and all–to celebrate with friends, family and neighbors. Saturday, December 22 at 6:00pm Yule Celebration and Potluck Monday, December 24 at 5:00pm Christmas Eve Family Service Monday, Dec. 24 at 7:00pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Tues, Christmas Day–no gathering at FPS) Sun. Dec. 30 at 10am Worshiping with our neighbors at First Parish in Framingham Sun. Jan. 6 at 10:00am Sunday Service: Endings and Beginnings    

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Peace… (for newsletter)

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on Peace… (for newsletter)

Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:00am. What is peace? Is peace attainable and maintainable in this life? Can we imagine living in peace and what would we, humankind, need to give up and accept in order to create peace on earth? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she imagines and embraces a practice of peace.

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Love Thy Nature…film and discussion January 10 at 6:30pm

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Love Thy Nature…film and discussion January 10 at 6:30pm

Co-sponsored by Sudbury Extended Day and First Parish, you are invited and encouraged to see this award-winning film. Filmmaker Sylvie Rokab examines the beauty and intimacy of humankind’s relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature, narrated by Liam Neeson, shows how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also...

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Insights: “Peace”

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in General News, Minister's Column | Comments Off on Insights: “Peace”

How do we find and cultivate peace? Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor also known as the Philosopher explained that, “He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.” Building upon this teaching Thich Nhat Hahn shared that, “Nonviolence and compassion are the foundations of a peace movement. If you don’t have enough peace and understanding and loving-kindness within yourself, your actions will not truly be for peace. Everyone knows that peace has to begin with oneself, but not many people know how to do it.” The roots of...

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Board of Trustees notes from Nov. 2018 meeting

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Board of Trustees notes from Nov. 2018 meeting

The Board of Trustees Meeting was held on  November 6. Rev Matty reported that she is working with staff to prepare for her sabbatical. The Treasurer reported that the first quarter of the fiscal year was on track. The Sudbury Extended Day income was up 43%. The long range planning task force presented their plans for the upcoming presentation to the congregation. The Board discussed signage for outside of the church. The Investment Committee presented their report to the Board.  Deborah Kruskal and Terry Lockhart will meet with a contractor...

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12/16 Bohm Dialogue — The Value of Community

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Salon - Bohm Dialogue | Comments Off on 12/16 Bohm Dialogue — The Value of Community

For December our topic will be The Value of Community. 18 years ago the first incarnation of the FPS Salon read and discussed the book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert Putnam. In 2003 he wrote Better Together: Restoring the American Community, but by most accounts, the overall failure of American communities that Putnam was lamenting in 2000 has continued to this day. A recent article from Alternet.org lists “5 ways American policies and attitudes make us lonely, anxious and antisocial” and...

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December 30 service at First Parish in Framingham with our UU neighbors

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on December 30 service at First Parish in Framingham with our UU neighbors