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The Pioneer Spirit (for News U Can Use)

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on The Pioneer Spirit (for News U Can Use)

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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from the UU Ministry for Earth: How eliminating the EPA is a social justice issue that affects everyone

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on from the UU Ministry for Earth: How eliminating the EPA is a social justice issue that affects everyone

Are you aware of our UU Ministry for Earth? Check them out at uuministryforearth.org. Recent information from them, thanks to Bruce Langmuir:   UU Ministry for Earth – Defend Vital Climate & Environmental Justice Programs The proposed federal budget includes seriously dangerous budget cuts to environmental justice and climate programs for the EPA, NOAA, and NASA. Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the proposal “shows the Trump administration doesn’t hold the same American values for clean air, clean water...

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volunteers invited to join Memorial Garden sub-committee

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on volunteers invited to join Memorial Garden sub-committee

Memorial Garden Subcommittee to review Memorial Garden Procedures The time has come for the Landscape Committee to reexamine whether we are doing justice to this space. Our landscape committee is asking for a small study group to learn what others have done successfully, to compile and compose our philosophy and to help direct our actions moving forward. In our service, we would be seeking results that would help to guide us to a clear mission for what we want the garden to be for us all. My hope is for a small and focused group to work...

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Religious Education March 19th

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Education March 19th

Spirit Play will learn a Yoruba creation myth. In the story, Obatala, a heavenly being, isn’t content in his heavenly abode, and so he creates a chain of gold on which to descend down to earth and create the world. UU Explorers will look at the value of integrity and use a compass to symbolize integrity. We define as our inner moral compass a quality of Unitarian Universalist faith. We will discuss how we listen to our inner voices and what it feels like when our moral compass swings toward truth. We will emphasize that to discern what is...

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Show & Tell

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Show & Tell

The Unitarian Universalist principles are our guide with regard to being in community and how we operate in the larger world. This week we will consider our third principle:  Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. How do we want to encourage one another to spiritually grow and what do we need in place to help facilitate the sharing of such growth and how do we fulfill another’s needs in a positive manner? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will ponder the path to spiritual connection and inspiration....

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Seekers Gatherings Sat. March 11 5:30pm

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Seekers Gatherings Sat. March 11 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, January 7 at 5:30pm in the Commons. We will begin with our potluck, then watch the episode “The Apocalypse” which runs for about 50 minutes. We will follow with dessert and discussion. * Childcare can be provided if...

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FPS Community Dinner March 18, 6:00pm

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on FPS Community Dinner March 18, 6:00pm

Please RSVP to Fran in the office: 978/443-2043 x 3 or *protected email* Come one and all to the the FPS Community Dinner at FPS on Saturday, March 18 at 6pm. Childcare will be provided. Appetizers, soup, dinner, wine and beer will be provided. For all ages–childcare and rides are available by contacting Fran in the office at *protected email* . Kids will eat with us at the beginning then go off to their own activities while the adults enjoy a presentation and conversations about...

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Washington DC march for climate, jobs, and justice with other Boston-area UUs (April 29)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Washington DC march for climate, jobs, and justice with other Boston-area UUs (April 29)

March will be in Washington DC on Saturday, April 29. Buses are being organized to leave from First Parish in Framingham, and First Parish in Concord. Click below to wee this flyer for more information....

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“I Am Jane Doe” Free Screening at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, March 15

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on “I Am Jane Doe” Free Screening at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, March 15

Janet Beatrice, Publicity Coordinator at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton wrote to us that “Our Social Justice Committee and RIA House are sponsoring a free screening of the newly released film “I Am Jane Doe” on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. The film documents the legal battle against Backpage.com, a classifieds section that used ads for escorts to lure middle-school-aged girls into sex trafficking. Middle-school girls have become victims of sex trafficking throughout the country, including Massachusetts. A free...

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Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 12

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 12

Yup, this is the Sunday when some folks inadvertently show up an hour late for church. Oops! Remember to set your clocks AHEAD by one hour Saturday night before you go to bed. Sorry you will miss an  hour of sleep but we will make up for that with a stimulating sermon and invigorating community experience on Sunday morning! See you at church at 10am on...

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