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Harvest Fair October 13: Silent Auction Items

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Harvest Fair October 13: Silent Auction Items

Do you have a relationship with a favorite farm stand or local grower?  We are looking for contacts for farms and related businesses to ask for donations for our “FALL THEMED” silent auction.  Please think about how you can contribute:  Items can include a broad interpretation of the harvest theme, and can include:  baskets of produce, fall plants or bulbs, fall themed artwork, gifts and jewelry,etc. This is not the same as the service auction, so please think more along the lines of Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving foods and...

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Religious Exploration September 16th

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration September 16th

Religious Exploration – This week marks the official start of our Religious Exploration year! The children will take part in our opening ice-breakers, play an amazing game of crazy hoops to promote teamwork and getting to know each other, and finally write their yearly covenant for the 2018-2019 RE year. A donut breakfast will be provided and all children in spirit play and explorers will be together in one class.   Nursery: This week the youngest among us will be joined in the Nursery by FPS volunteers.    ...

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Harvest Fair at First Parish Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10-3:00

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Harvest Fair at First Parish Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10-3:00

Please chat with Valerie Tratnyek this Sunday at Social Hour about how YOU can help with the Harvest Fair. Plans are shaping up for a fun day, but she needs YOUR help. And, watch for an eblast coming later this week from Val! The Harvest Fair tradition returns… In 1901, First Parish held its very first Harvest Fair.  We can imagine that the celebration included the fruits of laboring local farmers and farmhouse kitchens.  Our region still benefits from the many small farms and independent businesses that contribute towards the New...

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Homecoming and Community Potluck

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Homecoming and Community Potluck

Join us for our regular worship and program year beginning Sunday, September 9 at 10:00am for people of all ages. We welcome visitors! See our website for information about what to expect. www.fpsudbury.org We will gather for Homecoming Sunday, an intergenerational service, which will feature our Water Ritual and after the service, we will continue the homecoming with our community potluck. What to bring on September 9? Yourselves, whole families, friends and neighbors. A tiny bit of water (actual or virtual) from your summer experiences....

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Small Group Ministry kickoff meeting on Sun. Sept. 16 at 11:45am

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Small Group Ministry kickoff meeting on Sun. Sept. 16 at 11:45am

Join us as we think bigger thoughts and go deeper into this journey of life or just have some good conversation and fun in a small group at First Parish of Sudbury.    The kickoff meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16 at 11:45 in the Brackett Room. Here is a brochure and sign up sheet. SGM 2018 brochure SGM 2018 sign up sheet Small Group Ministry is a vital part of many UU congregations. Groups of up to 12 people meet regularly, usually monthly, to reflect on and discuss significant life topics. At FPS a decade ago we began one type of...

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Diaper Collection to help MetroWest families

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Diaper Collection to help MetroWest families

COLLECTING DIAPERS SUNDAY SEPT. 30 DIAPER NEED AWARENESS WEEK is September 24 to September 30. Do you know: Many MetroWest families struggle to buy diapers–up to 3,000 families in Natick and Framingham alone. A family needs up to $80 a month for diapers per child—an average of 50 diaper changes per week over 3 years. Government programs don’t cover the cost of diapers. Many parents are forced to re-use diapers or leave their child in a soiled diaper longer than appropriate.  This can adversely affect the health and welfare of infants,...

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9/16 Bohm Dialogue — How Do You Talk About Gender Equality?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Salon - Bohm Dialogue | Comments Off on 9/16 Bohm Dialogue — How Do You Talk About Gender Equality?

How do you talk with your spouse about gender equality when it starts out as such a potentially emotionally-charged topic, or more generally, with anyone about similarly charged topics? Join us to listen to what others think and to share what you think.  The Religious Exploration Salon is a group that meets 3rd Sundays to discuss various topics in the format called Bohm Dialogue which emphasizes respectful listening and balanced, synergistic sharing. For more details about how Dialogue works, please see this intro. Everyone is welcome. You...

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Religious Exploration : Welcome Back!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration : Welcome Back!

Religious Exploration – 2018 looks to be an amazing year for all of our children here at First Parish. Join us on September 9th for signups in preparation for an exciting and explorative curriculum! September 16th will mark our icebreaker day where all of our children will get a chance to get acquainted, where we will say hello to those among us who are new, and where we will welcome everyone else back. As always our year will be filled with art, cinema, activities, social activism, and self-realization! On the docket for the upcoming...

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Interested in volunteering at Care Dimensions (hospice)?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Interested in volunteering at Care Dimensions (hospice)?

Care Dimensions is looking for volunteers to help support our hospice patients and families. Come be a part of something truly extraordinary and help us in our mission to make each day a gift for our patients and their families. Whatever your skills, talents, or motivation, we have a volunteer opportunity for you!  Our next training starts soon so please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Merrill at 781-373-6509 or *protected email*  for more information....

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Ford’s Folly in Sudbury

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Ford’s Folly in Sudbury

Interested in learning more about Ford’s Folly (where a group of FPSers went this June as part of an auction offering by Jan Hardenbergh)? See Aline Kaplan’s article and photographs published in Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fords-folly-water-dam...

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