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Free Shredding Service at FPS

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Free Shredding Service at FPS

Our member, Jason Robison, really likes shredding documents and plans to come in often to FPS to help us, and YOU, with our document needs. Jason and his friend Pat Burkhardt already come in and take care of our recycling. (Thanks, Pat and Jason.)   Here’s how the shredding will work. There will be a box on the shelves outside the FPS office marked “for Jason to shred” Please bring anything to be shredded there, and each day Fran is in the office, she will put the collected documents near the shredder in the office...

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Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Spirituality and Personal Development Book Group

Our next get-together: Saturday, June 17 10:30am at FPS We got together for our first meeting on May 20, with great enthusiasm and lots of ideas for future books to read. The book we chose to read (or begin) by June 17 is “Dying to Be Me” by Anita Moorjani. This is a fascinating account of a woman’s near death experience as a result of Stage 4 cancer, and her medically documented miraculous recovery. Moorjani then begins her life again, grounded in love and begins to help others through her writing and by the way she lives....

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Religious Exploration June 4th

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration June 4th

This Sunday is our final gathering in Religious Exploration class for the year, as next Sunday on June 11th we will stay in the sanctuary and join in the multi-generational flower communion and celebration Sunday. Thus, this Sunday we will have an all-RE gathering to reflect on and close out the year together, and to celebrate and appreciate our community of seekers and learners together. Nursery Care will be provided.

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A Quaker-style Meeting at FPS

Posted by on May 28, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on A Quaker-style Meeting at FPS

A Quaker-style Meeting on May 28   The Worship Associates Group asks that those who wish to be part of the Meeting to enter the Parish Hall in silence and take a seat in the circle. After a musical piece, played by Cilla Reising, we will sit together in silence, speaking briefly when moved to do so. Children will go directly upstairs to RE. We hope that you will enjoy being a part of this special experience. The service will end with another piano piece and the shaking of hands. A simple coffee hour and conversation will follow. Our...

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Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday June 4 11:30am

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday June 4 11:30am

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will take place in ten days on June 4. Grab a quick snack at social hour, then come back up to the sanctuary so we can begin (once we have a quorum). The meeting will be led by our elected Moderator, Sherri Cline. All members and friends are welcome to participate in the meeting. Official members of First Parish of Sudbury are urged to participate and vote on congregational articles and the budget. Here’s what you need to know: Your warrant, budget, and 2017 annual report will appear in your email...

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Goodbye gathering for the Deutsches June 11

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in General News | Comments Off on Goodbye gathering for the Deutsches June 11

Judy and Marshall Deutsch are preparing to move to New Mexico at the end of June. Friends are throwing them a goodbye party to wish them farewell. Gather at the Grange Hall June 11th  —  5:30-7:30pm For more information, contact Sherri...

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message from your minister

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in General News, Minister's Column | Comments Off on message from your minister

Last Sunday I spoke about how in an instant life can change, how a life even though it is courageous, well lived, filled with speaking one’s truth and nowhere near finished can have its trajectory altered. Last Friday afternoon, Alorie Parkhill was on the move, traveling mindfully through her life mid-task, mid-sentence on her way to another place when she was stopped in her tracks by a head-on collision. We know that this is always a possibility to face in this life, there is no planning for such an alternative reality and there is no...

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A Quaker-style Meeting at FPS (for News U Can Use)

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on A Quaker-style Meeting at FPS (for News U Can Use)

A Quaker-style Meeting on May 28   The Worship Associates Group asks that those who wish to be part of the Meeting to enter the Parish Hall in silence and take a seat in the circle. After a musical piece, played by Cilla Reising, we will sit together in silence, speaking briefly when moved to do so. Children will go directly upstairs to RE. We hope that you will enjoy being a part of this special experience. The service will end with another piano piece and the shaking of hands. A simple coffee hour and conversation will follow. Our...

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Religious Exploration May 28th

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration May 28th

This coming Sunday, May 28, Alorie had planned to be part of a Quaker-style worship. By now many may have received news that Alorie tragically passed away Tuesday night, succumbing to injuries from a car accident last Friday.We encourage members and friends to join in for this service, to be here to support, remember and love one another in Alorie’s memory. Children may have questions and we expect that they will be aware that something has happened as so many in our congregation will be experiencing grief and shock this Sunday. Therefore,...

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Laughter is the Best Medicine…

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Laughter is the Best Medicine…

As the song from Mary Poppins explains, “I love to laugh long and loud and clear… I love to laugh it’s getting worse every year. The more I laugh the more I fill with glee… the more I laugh the more I am a merrier me!” How do we find those places of funny that tickle us in ways that improve our way of being. Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will be sharing her thoughts about the importance of humor and how it might just be the best medicine. We will also celebrate our Rites of Passage during which we will honor the growth...

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