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All That is Good…(newsletter version)

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in General News, Sunday Service Copies

Where is all the good news? There is so much to be worried about in this world how do we tip the scales towards realizing all of the good that exists? Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty will focus this Sunday on how changing our focus can help change our lives.

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Reception for Debra’s ordination

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in General News

Debra Morris-Bennett is going to be ordained as FPS’ Minster of Music at 3pm on Sunday Nov 4. The Community and Hospitality Committee will be coordinating the reception which follows immediately in the Parish Hall.  We need two greeters, two ushers , a parking lot attendant all at 2:30pm and appreciate your offers of tasty treats (mostly finger food) to make the reception special and festive. Please bring the refreshments by 2pm. We would appreciate offers in advance for setting up at 2pm and cleaning up at the end. Please contact Leslie Lowe () with your offers.  Thank you very much.

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T’ai Chi Push Hands Workshop Oct 26

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in General News

Image result for push hands tai chiTai Chi Push Hands Workshop led by Don Miller at 9:15-11:15am on October 26, 2018

Participants in this Group will use partner exercises and push hands drills to explore and build various T’ai Chi related skills that cannot be developed using just the solo form. We will use a variety of structured partner exercises as well as push hands drills and free-form push hands to build our flow and sensitivity. The emphasis with all of this will be on building our awareness and our ability to work with energy.

Don Ethan Miller, executive director of Brookline Tai Chi, is one of America’s most experienced and respected master-instructors of Tai Chi and Chinese gongfu. Don has studied and taught martial arts and other methods of healing and self-development for over forty years. Don has taught thousands of students in the US and Canada, and is known for his innovative, hands-on teaching methods and his unique ability to make authentic traditional Asian arts accessible to Americans.  He is also a prizewinning poet, journalist, and screenwriter; and a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College.

Workshop fee is $50. For more information, contact Leslie Lowe or Tom Yelton.

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Religious Education October 21st

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration

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Religious Exploration: This week in religious exploration brings the children’s first roundtable discussion. Last week, they got a chance to take part in popcorn theology and this week they will be applying what they watched to our theme of formation while discussing the formation of self, self-identity, and forging your own path in the world.
Spirit Play: This week our Spirit Play children will be joined by Taryn & Jan for a fantastic story and activity she has chosen specifically for them: The Empty Pot! As always if you are interested in participating with any RE class please reach out we would love to have you.
We need your help! Please click the links below to volunteer a Sunday in RE!
Spirit Play:
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Sabbatical at FPS–with brochure

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in General News

Here is the Sabbatical Leave Brochure regarding Rev. Marjorie’s–and our–sabbatical from January-June, 2019. Paper copies of the brochure are available in the Parish Hall at FPS.

Click here for brochure.

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Spirituality Book Group Saturday Oct 20, 10am

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club

Here is a reminder–this Saturday at 10am the Spirituality Book Group is meeting to discuss “Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit” by Daniel Quinn.

If you are running behind and haven’t picked up a copy of the book, you can read the PDF here:

We hope to see you Saturday, in the Brackett room at 10am.

– Tom Yelton and Leslie Lowe


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Gone Fishin’…

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in General News, Worship Services

What are the transforming lessons of our lives, and how do these lessons pop up in different ways over and over again? We are our experiences and lessons come in all shapes and sizes. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she shares her thoughts about how fishing can sort of change your life.

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