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Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Sunday Service Copies

Join the congregation at First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist on Sunday, April 23 as we welcome Fran Sharp to the pulpit. Fran, a life-long Unitarian Universalist, has been a member of the congregation for 19 years, has served on the staff and also the Worship committee for several years..

Ms. Sharp will offer reflections on a favorite writing by Henry David Thoreau in the 1880s when he lived at Walden Pond in Concord. The writing began “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…and not when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” She asks “how do we go about the challenging and religious work of living deliberately, and does this mean different things at different stages of life?

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Summer Service sign-ups have begun

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in General News

They say that everyone has at least one sermon in them. How about you? There are folks here to help you!

If you are new to summer services at FPS, you will find them to be a little more informal, on a wide range of topics, but yes indeed, they are worship services. We have breakfast nibbles, a speaker, music and conversation afterward.

Please sign up to speak, to bring nibbles one day, or to provide music if you are one of our talented types.

The signup board is in the FPS lobby or Parish Hall.

Join in the good, enriching fun that is Summer Services at FPS (from June 18-August 27).

Contact the Worship Associates for more information: Michael Tyo, Tom Yelton, Alorie Parkhill, Lulu Cash.

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Got New Contact Info?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in General News

We have heard that many are giving up their Verizon accounts and switching to other providers.

Please keep Fran in the office informed of any changes to your phone numbers, email addresses, and postal addresses.

The best way to let her know is to email it to


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Landscape Clean-up Day–you are invited!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in General News

outdoor clean upOur spring outdoor clean-up will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 9am-2pm. Many hands make light work. Please bring work gloves and a rake and join us for an hour or two.

Refreshments provided. Please contact Val Tratnyek.

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Religious Education April 23rd

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Coming Up in RE, DLRE Column, Religious Exploration

By Globetrotter19 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Spirit Play will learn about our place in the interdependent web of life through the story of “I Love You Sun, I Love You Moon”. They will wonder about what it means to love the Earth, and whether the Earth might also love us!

Unitarian Universalism looks to the direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life. UU Explorers will look at the paintbrush as a symbol of personal expression for our inner life and thoughts. We will reflect on the various means for personal expression, such as painting, writing, music, and theater. We will hear about the many ways that people have expressed themselves through time, from cave painting to modern dance. We will explore hands-on and talk about media we might like to use as a tool for our own personal expression.

Breakfast Club will meet in the library.

Nursery Care will be provided.

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FPS Council Meeting Sunday, April 23 at 11:45am

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in General News

All interested person are welcome to attend the FPS Council meeting. Lunch will be served. We’ll be sharing plans for the coming year, scheduling, and budgeting. Group leaders and committee chairs are asked to come prepared to report on highlights of the year, and plans for the next year.
This is an informative meeting, and all are welcome.
Thanks to you all, Della Hughes, trustee

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Storytelling workshop this Sunday at noon

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in General News

Sally Sweitzer, professional storyteller and entertainer, offers what she describes as the “nuts and bolts” of storytelling this Sunday at 12:00 in the Brackett Room. It will also whet your appetite for more workshops Sally plans to offer in the fall at FPS.

Sally writes that “Storytelling is an ancient art form, one of the earliest ways that the histories of families and cultures came down through time. Whether you just want to learn the tricks that make a story compelling and the strategies to tell a story so your audience will be captivated, or if you want to delve more deeply into how stories become the archetypes which define our values and cultural beliefs – this is the class for you!”

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