For the health and safety of our congregation, we have moved our worship service online.

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Ignite Your Spirit, Nurture Your Values, Join Our Community!

Ignite Your Spirit,
Nurture Your Values,
Join Our Community!

Welcome to First Parish of Sudbury!

We are a diverse and welcoming community of spiritual seekers; we strive to learn together and support one another as we celebrate life’s important moments and serve the larger community.

Welcome to First Parish of Sudbury!

We are a diverse and welcoming community of spiritual seekers; we strive to learn together and support one another as we celebrate life’s important moments and serve the larger community.

Join Us This Sunday!

Coming Up At FPS
News & Events

This Week In Religious Exploration

Sunday, September 20 – Transcendentalism: The Divinity of Nature

On September 19th, 1836, Ralph Waldo Emerson in response to a letter from Frederick Henry Hedge calling for a “symposium” gathered with like-minded thinkers to engage in a free discussion of theological and moral subjects. Those who gathered sought a way to find meaning that was inherently and personally grounded in a sense of connection to the divine deemed by Emerson as the Oversoul. Is there such a thing as the divine and are human beings innately created in the image of the divine? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she considers a walk-through transcendentalism and our connection with something larger than oneself.

To read about or view last week’s service,
click here.

COVID-19 Taskforce Report

As summer ends and we return to the “regular” church year, the COVID Task Force would like to share information related to gathering online, using the Meetinghouse this church year, and the results of the COVID survey. We will continue to gather online until it is...

Bohm Dialogue 9/20/20 – Tribe

Dunbar numbers “What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years. It's about leading and connecting people and ideas. And it's something that people have wanted forever. ― Seth Godin“I think we are at a new evolutionary stage. We evolved in...

FPS COVID-19 Survey

The COVID-19 Task Force and the leadership of FPS want to know what you are experiencing as we continue to gather online for worship, social hour, religious exploration, small groups, and meetings. While our sanctuary is wherever we gather, we know that social...

Sunday, September 13 – Homecoming Sunday

Rev. Marjorie looks forward to welcoming you to our online* Homecoming Service on Sunday, September 13, at 10 am. It is our tradition on Homecoming Sunday to share in a water ritual. Like in past years, we will collect water from the places that have meant so much to...

Bohm Dialogue 8/16/20 – Narrative

“Narrative has been part of human consciousness for a long time. And if it has played a part in all those thousands of years, it will know a trick or two. It will be wise. It will be mischievous. It will be helpful. It will be generous.” - Jim Crace “I'm quite...

Building Painting Vote Scheduled for Friday, August 21 at 9 am

The FPS Board of Trustees must notify the congregation of its plan to use Equity Fund monies, and announces its intention to vote in an open meeting on Friday morning, August 21, at 9 am. The Board expects to vote to use up to $70,000 of the Equity Fund to paint the...

Online Summer Service Signups Available

The time to think about summer services has come! Our less-formal summer services begin on June 21 this year. As of right now, we are planning to do these services online via Zoom, though this may be subject to change. We are currently looking for worship hosts! While...

Have A Good Summer!

We had an exciting year in the Religious Exploration program! Many thanks to all of our amazing students, families, and volunteers for making our classes and events so special!

Throughout the fall and winter months, we met at FPS each Sunday for RE classes focused on UU Identity, the Seven Promises, and social and environmental justice. We enjoyed monthly children’s choir classes, and our Junior Youth Group met monthly to engage in a variety of community service and social action projects with our Youth Coordinator. Our older youth enjoyed participating in the OWL program with youth from other local UU congregations.

In March, we transitioned to an online RE program for the safety of our students, and we continued to stay connected to one another through weekly family RE lessons and virtual worship circle meetings.

We will miss all of our students and families this summer, and we look forward to reconnecting in September, when we will begin a new year of learning and exploring together! We wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy summer!

Join Us This Sunday!

Sunday, September 20 – Transcendentalism: The Divinity of Nature

On September 19th, 1836, Ralph Waldo Emerson in response to a letter from Frederick Henry Hedge calling for a “symposium” gathered with like-minded thinkers to engage in a free discussion of theological and moral subjects. Those who gathered sought a way to find meaning that was inherently and personally grounded in a sense of connection to the divine deemed by Emerson as the Oversoul. Is there such a thing as the divine and are human beings innately created in the image of the divine? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she considers a walk-through transcendentalism and our connection with something larger than oneself.

To read about or view last week’s service,
click here.

Coming Up At FPS
News & Events

COVID-19 Taskforce Report

As summer ends and we return to the “regular” church year, the COVID Task Force would like to share information related to gathering online, using the Meetinghouse this church year, and the results of the COVID survey. We will continue to gather online until it is...

Bohm Dialogue 9/20/20 – Tribe

Dunbar numbers “What tribes are, is a very simple concept that goes back 50 million years. It's about leading and connecting people and ideas. And it's something that people have wanted forever. ― Seth Godin“I think we are at a new evolutionary stage. We evolved in...

FPS COVID-19 Survey

The COVID-19 Task Force and the leadership of FPS want to know what you are experiencing as we continue to gather online for worship, social hour, religious exploration, small groups, and meetings. While our sanctuary is wherever we gather, we know that social...

Sunday, September 13 – Homecoming Sunday

Rev. Marjorie looks forward to welcoming you to our online* Homecoming Service on Sunday, September 13, at 10 am. It is our tradition on Homecoming Sunday to share in a water ritual. Like in past years, we will collect water from the places that have meant so much to...

Bohm Dialogue 8/16/20 – Narrative

“Narrative has been part of human consciousness for a long time. And if it has played a part in all those thousands of years, it will know a trick or two. It will be wise. It will be mischievous. It will be helpful. It will be generous.” - Jim Crace “I'm quite...

This Week In Religious Exploration

Have A Good Summer!

We had an exciting year in the Religious Exploration program! Many thanks to all of our amazing students, families, and volunteers for making our classes and events so special! Throughout the fall and winter months, we met at FPS each Sunday for RE classes focused on UU Identity, the Seven Promises, and social and environmental justice. We enjoyed monthly children’s choir classes, and our Junior Youth Group met monthly to engage in a variety of community service and social action projects with our Youth Coordinator. Our older youth enjoyed participating in the OWL program with youth from other local UU congregations. In March, we transitioned to an online RE program for the safety of our students, and we continued to stay connected to one another through weekly family RE lessons and virtual worship circle meetings. We will miss all of our students and families this summer, and we look forward to reconnecting in September, when we will begin a new year of learning and exploring together! We wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy summer!