Sunday, September 8, First Parish of Sudbury UU marks the beginning of another church year with a celebratory gathering of friends, members and people who are exploring what this congregation offers for individuals and families.

SERVICE at 10:00 a.m.  The service begins with everyone – adults and children – gathered in the Sanctuary.  As part of the service, everyone is invited to bring a small amount of water from a place or places that have been meaningful to you during the summer.  (The water can be from the actual place or tap water used to represent the place). During the service, this water is collected in a large bowl and, later, after lots of boiling to sterilize it, used throughout the year to dedicate children, comfort those who are ill, and other appropriate uses.  Remember to bring your water!

POTLUCK at 11:30 a.m.  After the service, everyone is invited to greet each other and enjoy a potluck lunch in the

Parish Hall and on the terrace. We will provide cold cuts, etc. for sandwiches with add-ons , and cold drinks.   You are encouraged to Bring something ready-to-eat to share for the potluck lunch; salads, side dishes, fruit and desserts are welcome.  Please label anything containing nuts. Due to the kitchen renovation, the stove will not be available for heating food, but the refrigerator is available, if needed.


Plan to join the celebration of gathering together in loving community.