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Creating Justice…

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

How do the covenants we make to one another extend beyond our immediate community?  At UU Mass Action we center the leadership of those who are directly impacted by injustice and work within coalitions to build the power needed for systemic change in our Commonwealth.  Join Laura Wagner, Executive Director of UUMass Action Network, to learn about what’s happening and how you can get involved.

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Unity: An Act of Courage…

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

“The People United Will Never Be Divided/Defeated” has been a battle cry for those who have fought for social justice around the world. It takes an act of courage to work towards unity in a world filled with privilege based on difference or does it? How do we imagine ways to work, live and play together based on a system that inherently excludes or includes based on one’s identity? Join, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the Congregation of First Parish of Sudbury in better revealing, understanding and dismantling systems of oppression and privilege.

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Speak your Truth in Love…

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

In a country where hateful rhetoric is being flung back and forth on social media one has to wonder where is the “high ground?” How can we speak our minds and share our beliefs in meaningful ways that are not offensive or aimed to exclude rather than include? This Sunday join, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty in finding ways to share our beliefs in patient and peaceful ways.

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Ingathering: Water is Change…

Posted by on Sep 8, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

Water is Change – Water is an important part of our lives. The human body is comprised of at least 60% water. We need it to sustain our lives, to bathe, wash everything and to cool or warm us on occasion. We float on water for recreation or travel. Water flows and wears surfaces and seeps into and around obstacles, it is flexible like no other material. At First Parish of Sudbury, we honor water at the time of our fall ingathering, September 8th. We encourage you to bring a small amount of water with you to worship, as an acknowledgment of its importance, from a special place that you visited this summer. Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher taught that “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Let us take stock as we begin again on September 8thhow we have been changed over this year and yet how we stay connected by what remains the same.

 

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INGATHERING AND POTLUCK 

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Community, General News

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.

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