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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
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This Week In Religious Exploration

Sunday, December 6 – Watching the World Wander By

Watching falling snow is a practice of patience that reminds us that with each flake there is accumulation and change. During this time of year, when we hunker down and fill our time with expectant waiting, how do we look out on the world and find peace? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she seeks the wisdom of the sages, across spiritual practices, and throughout time, to find the all-important places of stillness in our lives.

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

Take a minute to listen to member Aline Kaplan share how FPS helped provide her children with a solid base of ethics and morals.

First Parish Secret Santa 2020

This year we will be doing Secret Santa a little differently. As in the past, we will help provide holiday gifts to children and teens engaged with the MA Department of Children and Families (DCF). This year we are working with Wonderfund, a non-profit organization...

21 Boxes of Food Donated to Sudbury Food Pantry

Thanks to the generosity of the First Parish community, 21 “banana” boxes of food were donated to the Sudbury Community Food Pantry last month! Click here to read a thank you letter from the Food Pantry and learn more about their clients and needs. 

November 2020 Video Lesson

We are excited to welcome Robert Jones to FPS! Robert will be working with us to provide Religious Exploration content, while we are operating remotely. He will create a video lesson each month, geared towards our children, the first of which is available below. Additionally, he will meet twice monthly with our youth, beginning in January.

Robert has worked at First Parish of Weston as their Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator since 2015. Prior to that, he obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA and a Masters in Education from Roehampton University in London.

This month, Robert Jones discusses the first UU source: “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.”

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Join Us This Sunday!

Sunday, December 6 – Watching the World Wander By

Watching falling snow is a practice of patience that reminds us that with each flake there is accumulation and change. During this time of year, when we hunker down and fill our time with expectant waiting, how do we look out on the world and find peace? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she seeks the wisdom of the sages, across spiritual practices, and throughout time, to find the all-important places of stillness in our lives.

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

Coming Up At FPS
News & Events

First Parish Secret Santa 2020

This year we will be doing Secret Santa a little differently. As in the past, we will help provide holiday gifts to children and teens engaged with the MA Department of Children and Families (DCF). This year we are working with Wonderfund, a non-profit organization...

21 Boxes of Food Donated to Sudbury Food Pantry

Thanks to the generosity of the First Parish community, 21 “banana” boxes of food were donated to the Sudbury Community Food Pantry last month! Click here to read a thank you letter from the Food Pantry and learn more about their clients and needs. 

This Week In Religious Exploration

November 2020 Video Lesson

We are excited to welcome Robert Jones to FPS! Robert will be working with us to provide Religious Exploration content, while we are operating remotely. He will create a video lesson each month, geared towards our children, the first of which is available below. Additionally, he will meet twice monthly with our youth, beginning in January. Robert has worked at First Parish of Weston as their Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator since 2015. Prior to that, he obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA and a Masters in Education from Roehampton University in London. This month, Robert Jones discusses the first UU source: “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.” Here are the passages that Robert read: Our faith reminds us that wonder is a central source of renewal, so much so that we’ve put it in the first of our UU sources: “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.” So what’s one of the ways our faith guides us into becoming a people of renewal? It tells us to “Let wonder wash over you!”This is the Eye of God. It is also known as the Helix Nebula. It is about 650 light-years away, near the constellation Aquarius. This is one example of the parts of the universe which fill us with wonder. When we look up at night, we see the stars in the sky. They make us wonder about our big questions. Wonder is a part of our Unitarian Universalist religion. It is one of our six Unitarian Universalist sources, in fact, it’s number one. I’m going to read the words. Listen for the words “wonder,” “renewal,” and “life” when I read, and hold up your finger if you can hear them. Here are the words: “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 that create and uphold life.” Lots of words. Did you hear the word “wonder” when I read the first source? “Renewal?” Did you hear the word “life”?