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Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in General News, Worship Services

The Unitarian Universalist principles are our guide with regard to being in community and how we operate in the larger world. This week we will consider our third principle:  Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. How do we want to encourage one another to spiritually grow and what do we need in place to help facilitate the sharing of such growth and how do we fulfill another’s needs in a positive manner? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will ponder the path to spiritual connection and inspiration. Bring your thoughts and ideas about what types of adult programming that you would like to see at First Parish. World religions scripture study, field trips and pilgrimage planning, the sky is the limit. Let’s get excited about what we would like to do together!

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Seekers Gatherings Sat. March 11 5:30pm

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News

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Seekers Gatherings—monthly film, discussion and potluck

Join us for our thought-provoking monthly get-togethers on Saturdays. This year we offer a new format. Rev. Marjorie will show an episode of the popular National Geographic series hosted by Morgan Freeman “The Story of God”.

Our next   Seekers Gathering will be on Saturday, January 7 at 5:30pm in the Commons. We will begin with our potluck, then watch the episode “The Apocalypse” which runs for about 50 minutes. We will follow with dessert and discussion. * Childcare can be provided if you let Fran Sharp know by 5pm on Thursday, March 9.

Upcoming episodes: “Beyond Death”.

All are welcome for this stimulating topic and discussion.

For information, please contact Fran Sharp in the office.

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FPS Community Dinner March 18, 6:00pm

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News

Please RSVP to Fran in the office: 978/443-2043 x 3 or

Come one and all to the the FPS Community Dinner at FPS on Saturday, March 18 at 6pm.
Childcare will be provided.

Appetizers, soup, dinner, wine and beer will be provided. For all ages–childcare and rides are available by contacting Fran in the office at . Kids will eat with us at the beginning then go off to their own activities while the adults enjoy a presentation and conversations about FPS.

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Washington DC march for climate, jobs, and justice with other Boston-area UUs (April 29)

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News

March will be in Washington DC on Saturday, April 29. Buses are being organized to leave from First Parish in Framingham, and First Parish in Concord.

Click below to wee this flyer for more information.

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“I Am Jane Doe” Free Screening at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, March 15

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News

Janet Beatrice, Publicity Coordinator at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton wrote to us that “Our Social Justice Committee and RIA House are sponsoring a free screening of the newly released film “I Am Jane Doe” on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. The film documents the legal battle against Backpage.com, a classifieds section that used ads for escorts to lure middle-school-aged girls into sex trafficking.
Middle-school girls have become victims of sex trafficking throughout the country, including Massachusetts. A free screening of “I Am Jane Doe,” a newly released documentary that chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, will be held in the Community Room at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC) on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m.
The middle school girls of “I Am Jane Doe” answered ads on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers stood up to Backpage.com on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer. The film, which has an 89% “fresh” rating from Rotten Tomatoes, is narrated by award-winning actor Jessica Chastain.
This screening is sponsored by FPC’s Social Justice Committee, which holds a film night on the third Wednesday of each month, and RIA House, a nonprofit that stands with and supports women with experience in the commercial sex market by providing a range of community-based services.
FPC is located at 353 Great Road, Stow, at the intersection of routes 117 and 62. FPC’s facilities are wheelchair accessible.
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Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 12

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News

Yup, this is the Sunday when some folks inadvertently show up an hour late for church. Oops!

Remember to set your clocks AHEAD by one hour Saturday night before you go to bed. Sorry you will miss an  hour of sleep but we will make up for that with a stimulating sermon and invigorating community experience on Sunday morning!

See you at church at 10am on Sunday.

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Women’s Alliance meeting tonight at 6:30

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in General News

The Women’s Alliance will meet for their March potluck/meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 8 in the Commons. We’ll talk about the upcoming April rummage sale, and perhaps chat about how we got through the winter (so far), or anything else that comes up.
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