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Director of Religious Education Job Opening

Posted July 17, 2019

Do you love to work with children and youth? Do you have the desire to create a program for Sunday Religious Education?

First Parish of Sudbury is looking for someone with that spark of adventure and the energy to make it happen.

Click here for the full job description:   DRE job announcement 2019-07-15

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Flower Ritual during Sunday Service on last day

Flower Ritual on June 9

Sunday, June 9 will be the last Sunday of our Program Year. As in past years, we will conclude with a flower ritual (some call it Flower Communion), introduced to Unitarian worship by Norbert Čapek of Czechoslovakia in June, 1923. Čapek built a religious movement of Unitarians that, over the course of two decades, grew to nearly 10,000 people. He ministered at what was then the largest Unitarian congregation in the world, in Prague.

The flower ritual was brought to the United States by Mája Čapek in 1940. She was raising money for her husband’s church in Prague. During her tour, World War II broke out and she was unable to return home. Her husband, still in Prague, denounced the brutality of the Nazi regime. Soon after the occupation of Czechoslovakia, Dr. Čapek was arrested. He died in a concentration camp in Germany in 1942. Mája remained in the United States, where she continued to work for international religious freedom until her death in 1956.

In the words of Mája Čapek, “No two flowers are alike, no two people are alike; yet each has a contribution to make; each would help make the world as beautiful as a colorful bouquet. By exchanging the flowers, we signify that we are willing, in the spirit of tolerance and patience, to march together in search of truth, disregarding all that usually divides people.”

On June 9, please bring a flower for each person participating in our pan-generational worship service. The helpful Landscape Committee members will help you put them in a vase when you enter, and then they will be carried into the service before the ritual. If you have any questions, contact Fran in the office.

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Summer@FPS

Here it is, folks, the straight scoop on how things work at FPS in the summer:

click here:    Summer@FPS

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Office Hours June 2019

The “old” administrator, Fran Sharp, is transitioning to summer hours and also preparing to train the person who will be the new administrator … at some point during the summer. There will be more information coming soon about this.

So, here’s our best guess about times you can expect to find an administrator in the office:

 

Tuesday, Wed and Thursday (June 11, 12, 13) from 9am-noon

Tuesday, Wed, and Thursday (June 18, 19, 20) from 9am-noon

Wednesday June 26 from 9am-noon

Watch for more information about staffing the office in July and August.

 

 

 

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Faith in Action meeting June 15

Join us on Saturday, June 15, from 10:00 – 11:30 AM in The Commons as we discuss Faith in Action activities for the summer and fall.

Faith in Action @FPS is one way we live our UU values in the world……we work to make positive changes in society by increasing awareness of our collective responsibility and our commitment to generosity.

Together we work on issues important to members and friends…the environment and reducing our carbon footprint, racial justice, gun control, economic justice, immigration, domestic violence, and much more. It is the passion of our members and friends that creates a multi faceted Faith in Action. Join us!

If you are unable to attend but would like to keep informed of Faith in Action @FPS activities, please email us at .

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