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Saturday, November 16 – About FPS: Next Steps for the Adventure

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

Would you like to know more about First Parish of Sudbury and Unitarian Universalism? The Community and Hospitality Committee (CHC) is hosting a Getting Acquainted gathering on Saturday, November 16, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Brackett Room. CHC invites anyone – relative newcomer or longer-term friend or member – to come to this gathering.

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Sunday, November 17 – Education Forum

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019 in Community, General News

Education funding is an important social justice issue. Currently, how Massachusetts funds education and the impact on student outcomes is a hot topic as the state legislature takes up major reforms.

The Faith In Action Committee and the League of Women Voters of Sudbury and are co-sponsoring a public forum titled “State Education Funding: Does It Make the Grade?” on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at First Parish. The forum is free and open to the public.

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December 1 – Simple Gifts

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, Religious Exploration

RE is collec/ting donations for a “Simple Gifts” class. We would appreciate your donation of small, unwrapped, inexpensive gift items for all ages—this is the perfect time to “regift” those items that you don’t have a use for! Items should be in good condition, but don’t need to be new!

RE children will “shop” for holiday gifts for their family members and friends during class on December 1. The class is a great lesson for the students about the spirit of giving! Please bring your donations to First Parish any time during November. Items can be left in the RE Office or given to Director Jenna Kyes. Thank you!

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Sunday, November 10 – Fall Cleanup

Posted by on Oct 25, 2019 in General News

The Landscape Committee has scheduled the annual Fall Cleanup of the FPS grounds for November 10th, after the Sunday service, starting at 12 pm. We are asking all able-bodied parishioners to pitch in, as there is plenty of work for people of all sizes and abilities. Lunch will be provided, along with games and activities for children. Come one, come all!

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Saturday, November 2 – Women’s Alliance One-Day Retreat

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in Community, General News

Please plan now to attend the annual one-day Retreat of the Women’s Alliance Saturday November, Nov. 2 in the beautiful community building of the Harvard, MA Unitarian-Universalist Church. We will start with coffee and tea, provided by the Alliance, and snacks to which all will contribute, at 9:30 a.m. The program will run from 10 to 12 with a break for lunch at 12, and resume from 1 to 3.

Our facilitator for this retreat is Lane Williamson. Here are her words to describe her program:

“This all-day retreat will focus on art as a spiritual path – not a religious path – but rather as a space or sanctuary providing for exploration, solace, witness, and growth. We will talk about intention in art making and witness in art making – and we will explore the transformative power of making art together as an act of profound community building. What this is: an exploration of art as a sacred activity and also its potential as communal activity. What this is not: an exploration of art as therapy. Also: you are at an advantage if you know nothing about making art! 🙂 Over the course of the day we will: Work in graphite exploring intention; make mono prints that connect our deep roots to graphic image; work in paint exploring mark making as a language; and work as an image community creating a huge collage that mirrors our belief that art making is a profound glue!”

The cost of the program is $25, which includes materials. We will each bring our own lunch, or you may wish to purchase a salad or sandwich at the deli across the street. Bring cash or preferably a check (payable to Women’s Alliance of First Parish Sudbury) to the retreat — you need not pay in advance, but we need to know if you are coming by October 25th, for planning purposes. We do usually have room for last minute signups.

AnnMarie Lanza has volunteered to be the registrar for this event. Please RSVP to her at . It would be helpful if you would also indicate if you need a ride, or could provide one to someone else. Once you have signed up we will send you directions to the Community Center (which is next to the church, but has a different address).

If you have any other questions, please contact Peg Espinola at .

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