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Timeless Tradition

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

In 1639, Sudbury was settled by immigrants to the New World. In 1641 First Parish of Sudbury was incorporated. A Meetinghouse was built on the eastern side of the river, a location where both worship and town meetings were held. Over the ensuing centuries the congregation that inhabited that Meetinghouse and the subsequent building west of the river has evolved in members, practices and beliefs. Yet, in the face of change First Parish stands now and will continue to stand as we, her members, continue to transform and grow. As we prepare to conduct our Annual Meeting it is a time to remember and be grateful for all of the members, the commitment and care so many have shared with one another and in the preservation of our Meetinghouse. This morning we will honor and thank those who are moving as our community continues on our respective ways.

Please join us for worship and the historic First Parish Annual Meeting which is scheduled after worship at 11:30 all members are encouraged to attend.

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Flower Communion on Celebration Sunday (June 11)

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News

Come one and all for our Celebration Sunday on June 11 which will include our Flower Communion (please bring one stem for each person in your family…they will be shared during the service). We will also “bridge” our graduating seniors–Abby B, Anna C-L and Oliver W.

The service will wrap up in time for us to begin our annual community cookout and potluck–rain or shine!

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Women’s Alliance Meeting Thursday, June 8

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News

The Women’s Alliance will hold its final potluck meeting of the church year on Thursday, June 8, at 6:30 in the Brackett Room.  This will be our Annual Meeting where we elect our officers for the coming year, vote on grant proposals (we have one so far) and plan for the following year.

We will also have a guest speaker, Dr. Charlene Galarneau, who is a professor women’s and gender studies and co-director of the Health and Society minor at Wellesley College. She will speak on contemporary issues with health care in the United States, including a framework for health care justice that is described in her recently published book, Communities of Health Care Justice.

We hope many of you will be able to come to this meeting. As usual, all women associated with First Parish in any way are welcome, and newcomers are particularly welcome. You may bring anything to eat or drink, or just come— there’s always plenty.

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June 11 Annual Congregational Picnic

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News

All ages are welcome to our Church Picnic on Sunday, June 11 after the Flower Communion Service.  Hamburgers  and hot dogs (meat & vegetarian) and the fixings, AND ice cream are provided by Community and Hospitality Committee.  Bring a dish to share with a list of the ingredients, drinks, picnic blankets and games.  Members of the Conscious Eaters group are bringing their favorite healthy homemade snacks with copies of the recipe.   We will have a supply of plates, napkins, and utensils but we encourage you to bring recyclable supplies.  Rain or Shine!

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Independence Day at FPS

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News

We had so much fun grilling and selling picnic food to the Independence Day Parade spectators last year that we are running it again.  We welcome everyone to help plan, shop, grill, cut watermelons, set up tables and canopies and clean up.  If you can’t be there, you can still help by baking cookies, brownies, or cupcakes ahead of time.  Store them in the brand new freezer with a big tag “July 4 Grill”

We already have several volunteers. Hooray, Volunteers!

Here’s what Leslie and Tom could use help with:

  1. planning
  2. grilling
  3. a trip to BJ’s (do you have a membership cards?)
  4. ice chests

For your offers of help, please contact Leslie Lowe and Tom Yelton.

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Judy and Marshall Deutsch moving to NM

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News

Judy and Marshall’s mailing address starting June 28 will be:

Judy and Marshall Deutsch
c/o Baron-Deutsch
P.O. Box #2848
Corrales, NM 87048-2848
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Free Shredding Service at FPS

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in General News

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.

 

Here’s how the shredding will work.

  1. There will be a box on the shelves outside the FPS office marked “for Jason to shred”
  2. 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 workroom in a secure location. If you have a large amount of papers, please contact Fran in the office to make arrangements. Stapled papers and envelopes with windows, ok, but no cardstock or plastic, please.
  3. Jason and his responsible, trustworthy professional helper, Maja, will shred and recycle the shreddings.
  4. Your documents will be handled carefully and will be treated as confidential.

This is what we call a Win-Win-Win!

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