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Insights: Beloved Community

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in General News, Minister's Column | Comments Off on Insights: Beloved Community

by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty Beloved Community, our theme for May, is what I believe that Rumi, the Sufi poet, had in mind when he called all of humankind into relationship with, “Come, come, whoever you are.” The ideal for beloved community that we are all welcome has been sought for millennia, certainly within the earliest Christian communities, way before the use of the “beloved community” phrase was coined at the beginning of the 20th Century by the philosopher-theologian, Josiah Royce. I yearn for the beloved community of the Rev. Dr....

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Office Closed Monday May 7

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Office Closed Monday May 7

The office will be closed on Monday, May 7. The phones will be checked once that morning. Fran will return on Tuesday at 9am. Sorry for any...

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Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday June 3 11:30am

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday June 3 11:30am

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on June 3 after a brief social hour. 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 2018 annual report will appear in your email later this month. Please read the reports written by your congregational leaders and staff, and...

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Annual Reports due May 7

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Annual Reports due May 7

To the writers of individual annual reports (you received an email 6 weeks ago), please be reminded that they are due on Monday, May 7. Submit to *protected email* Fran is eagerly awaiting your report, ready to edit and publish! Thank ...

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Thoreau Way Ensemble–concert to raise funds for “Protect Sudbury”

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Thoreau Way Ensemble–concert to raise funds for “Protect Sudbury”

On Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm, you are in for a musical treat! The Thoreau Way Ensemble featuring professional Sudbury musicians will return to First Parish for a concert including works of Haydn, Dohnanyi and Brahms. The Thoreau Way Ensemble exists to encourage positive community engagement through acts of beauty and culture. Their goal is to raise money for worthy target organizations dedicated to progressive causes including Racial Justice, Women’s Reproductive Rights, Immigrant/Refugee Rights, Climate Change, Environmental Protection,...

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Lost and Found at FPS

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Lost and Found at FPS

We have your possessions! And, we sure do have a lot of umbrellas–see the lobby next time you are here. Remember to check the Lost and Found bin for articles of clothing, etc., that you may have left behind at FPS. The bin is in the coat closet just off the entryway to the right. It is filling up fast, and it will be donated to a charitable organization...

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350Mass MetroWest Node meeting Thursday, May 3 at FPS

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on 350Mass MetroWest Node meeting Thursday, May 3 at FPS

Next Node Meeting – May 3, 2018 7pm Please join the 350Mass MetroWest Node for the next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 3, at First Parish Sudbury UU, 327 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA at 7:00pm. As always, we will connect with folks from all over the MetroWest area, and update group members on statewide activities. NEW this month, a few of our members who attended 350.org’s “Train the Trainers” retreat will offer an exercise that will invite us to grow as activists and organizers. We will also break into working groups to focus...

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Board of Trustee summary, April 2018

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Board of Trustee summary, April 2018

  The First Parish Trustees met April 4th along with Chief Nix (Sudbury Police Department) to discuss safety recommendations and hear about training programs available to area churches. Trustees approved an updated Memorial Garden document and the March minutes. The Sudbury Extended Day contract will be extended on the current terms, but changes will be made at the next renewal date. Followup discussions were had on job descriptions for Director of Religious Education and Assistant Treasurer. Trustees heard updates from the Minister, the...

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Religious Exploration & Youth Sunday

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration & Youth Sunday

  Religious Exploration – This Sunday is Youth Sunday at First Parish. All normal RE classes will be suspended and the children will be invited to attend in the sanctuary during this intergenerational service led by Lucy Manlick and Bailey Prince. At the end of the service they will be receiving a special gift for their hard work and participation throughout the year.   Please Email the DRE @ *protected email* if you would like your child’s name to appear a certain way on their awards-    ...

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Are We All In?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Are We All In?

  What is the scope of our ministry together and how do we create the beloved community when so many in our world disagree about what it might look like? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will approach the conundrum of our time with eyes wide open seeking clarity....

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