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Gratitude – Our Spiritual Currency…

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Gratitude – Our Spiritual Currency…

Why is it so important that we, as a people, give with a generous heart? Why is it important that we lift up one another instead of put one another down? How we give of ourselves marks how our experience of life will unfold. Rev. Marjorie calls this premise and the resultant exchange of energy spiritual currency or compassionate currency. During a month all about gratitude join us to imagine what our effort in the world could...

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Reiki Center at FPS

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Reiki Center at FPS

Rev. Marjorie offers a drop-in Reiki Center for those who already practice Reiki, and those curious about it. Feel free to stop in to practice and learn. It’s a great way to begin your weekend! These will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 and December 15, both from 9-10am in the Commons. During sabbatical (Jan-June), the Reiki Center will probably not be open, but watch for more information in the newsletters....

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Gratitude – Our Spiritual Currency… (for newsletter)

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on Gratitude – Our Spiritual Currency… (for newsletter)

Why is it so important that we, as a people, give with a generous heart? Why is it important that we lift up one another instead of put one another down? How we give of ourselves marks how our experience of life will unfold. Rev. Marjorie calls this premise and the resultant exchange of energy spiritual currency or compassionate currency. During a month all about gratitude join us to imagine what our effort in the world could...

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First Parish Sudbury In-Home Dinners in January 2019

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on First Parish Sudbury In-Home Dinners in January 2019

First Parish Sudbury In-Home Dinners in January 2019 What are In-Home Dinners? Every year everyone in First Parish has the opportunity to have dinner with 8-12 people held in the private homes of members and friends. The dinners are Pot Luck, with the host/hostess arranging what people will bring to ensure there is a balanced meal. Every effort is made to accommodate special needs, such as dietary restrictions, accessibility to the house, and allergies. Dates:  Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20, and Saturday, January 26 The Community...

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Join us to hear the Scenarios Task Force report 11/18

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Join us to hear the Scenarios Task Force report 11/18

Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 18th, at 11: 30 AM. Immediately following social hour, we will gather in the Commons to hear a report from the Four Scenarios Task Force. We’ll be serving delicious soup during social hour, so plan to eat lunch and then head to the Commons. Most folks know that, as part of the discussion to pass a deficit budget at the Annual Congregation Meeting (ACM) in June, 2018, the members passed a motion to form a task force that would develop four scenarios for the financial future of FPS, to be presented to...

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Insights: The Anatomy of Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in General News, Newsletter | Comments Off on Insights: The Anatomy of Gratitude

by David Steindl-Rast The reason I use the words “gratitude,” “gratefulness,” and “thanksgiving” in the way I use them is because we really need different terms for our experience. Moments of gratitude well up in our hearts , first, filling up within us, filling us with joy. And then comes a point where the heart overflows, and we sing, and we thank somebody; and for that, I like a different term. I call that “thanksgiving.” And the two of them are two aspects of the process that is gratitude . This idea of a vessel that is still inarticulate...

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Religious Education November is All About Gratitude!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Education November is All About Gratitude!

Religious Exploration & Spirit Play – The month of November brings with it giving thanks and being grateful as we explore the Thanksgiving season. Inspiring one person to change can change the world, and it is these small changes that we strive for every day. I often find it amazing that when people speak about the butterfly effect they believe that the single flap of a butterfly’s wings can ripple through time and change the future, but in the present, they don’t see that even their small, individual actions can have...

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From Loss to Gratitude…

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 in General News, Uncategorized, Worship Services | Comments Off on From Loss to Gratitude…

How does one face loss and grief only to convert them into gratitude? Join the Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty this week as she wonders at the possibilities inherent in the practice of loving kindness and gratitude and what it takes to change a mind. During the service we will create an altar of photos and small mementos of ancestors, so bring yours in. Also this Sunday please join us in celebration for the thirty year anniversary of our Director of Music, Debra...

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Summary of Board Meeting on October 2, 2018

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on Summary of Board Meeting on October 2, 2018

The Board of Trustees met on October 2. The minister reported that the ordination of Debra Morris-Bennett will be held on November 4. She identified the groups and individuals who will be assuming her duties during her sabbatical. A draft letter to be sent to persons who have not fulfilled their last year’s pledges was approved with changes. A council meeting will be held on Oct 21 to refresh engagement between the Board and the Committees. The Board discussed the upcoming Harvest Fair and the activities planned for it. The options for...

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FPS Conscious Eating Group Nov. 15

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on FPS Conscious Eating Group Nov. 15

You are welcome to join us for our monthly get-together Thursday, November 15 at 6:30pm at First Parish. We generally meet on the third Thursday of the month, with some exceptions. Each month we get together around our favorite topic: food! Some of us are vegetarian, some eat local humanely raised meat, and all of us try to buy local, whole, healthy food. Sometimes we prepare and cook together, or watch a film on a related topic, or go on a field trip. On Nov. 15 the discussion will focus on herbs and spices, led by Leslie Lowe, and will...

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