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October 19 – Harvest Fair

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Community, General News

First Parish of Sudbury invites the community to its 118th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 19, from 10 am to 3 pm. Featuring activities to entertain the entire family!

While Harvest Fair was traditionally a craft fair, it’s now a diverse event for the young and not so young! Visit the Enchanted Garden and build a fairy house; join in on a collaborative art project bird house; paint a pumpkin to take home; bid on exciting items at the Silent Auction; visit environmental and agricultural booths; and enjoy home-baked goodies and jams, fresh soups, and bread all while listening to great live music!

Start cooking! Go shopping! If you are looking for ways to contribute, some things you can do to help now include:

  • The Harvest is here and it is time for making jams, jellies and pickles. Put a few jars aside to sell for FPS.  Some baked goods freeze very well, like pumpkin bread or coffee cake, so baking ahead is a big help!  Please plan to bake the week before the event, and sign up with our Bake Sale Coordinator, Toni Trone.
  • All the items purchased and collected by us will be organized into baskets for the Silent Auction.  Last year this was a successful fundraiser.  So enjoy shopping for items that can be included in Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving themed baskets.  For more a more specific shopping list, please see below for donation suggestions.
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First Parish Women’s Alliance kicks off new season with guest speaker – Join us September 10th at 6:30 in the Commons

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Community

Our get-togethers are open to all women with a connection to First Parish of Sudbury, regardless of membership status. Newcomers are especially welcome. Join us for this opening event.

Rebecca Parkhill, First Parish member and co-founder of the Metrowest Women’s Fund will talk to us about the Fund’s mission and projects. First Parish has supported this new group with a Share the Plate in the Spring and the collection of project art materials for the “Mom & Me” camp at MCI-Framingham this summer.  Come hear what’s next and how we can continue to be involved and support this group. The Fund has already supported a “dreamer” student at Framingham State and hosted an educational event with Betsy Soule, the director of the Metrowest Legal Services, who presented about the legal needs of women and girls living on low income in our community.

As usual, we have a “bring whatever” potluck starting at 6:30 and our program around 7pm.   In addition to our speaker, we will have a brief discussion of upcoming programs. Please come, with or without a donation of home-made or store-bought food or beverage. There’s always plenty to go around.

For this church season the Women’s Alliance gatherings will be on the 10th of the month in September, October, January, February, and March. The other months have special events, which we will discuss at this opening gathering. All our events, like our periodic potluck gatherings, are open to all women with a connection to First Parish of Sudbury, regardless of membership status. Again, newcomers are especially welcome.

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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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First Parish Sudbury presents a July 4 Cook Out

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 in Community, General News

The First Parish grilling team of chefs is ready for our annual summer cook out on Thursday July 4. We’ll be selling beef and vegetarian burgers, beef hot dogs, sausages with peppers and onion, french fries, popcorn, cookies, cakes and cold drinks at 12 noon on the front lawn. We’re at the corner of Concord and Hudson Roads. The weather is going to be perfect, ie. hot and sunny. Bring your family and neighbors to the First Parish lawn for a picnic and parade viewing. This is the best spot to see the Sudbury July 4 parade.

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New Information about the Auction-get tickets in advance and $ave

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Auction, Community, General News

Check back for Auction booklet.

Signup to Help with the Auction Form

Some of the best items are those donated by First Parish members and friends!

Wondering what to bid on this year? The possibilities are endless: pool parties, cookouts, and dinners are always a hit and they keep the fun going throughout the year. Maybe you’d like to attend a brunch or dinner….or perhaps a Super Bowl party next February (Go Pats!).

Checkout the  “reverse auction” items. Can you render the service (leaf raking, computer support, organizing) and support First Parish? Someone willing and able to do the work will volunteer and you “buy” the item for the amount you specified by donating that amount to First Parish.

What Else Is Important To Know?

The evening will begin at 6:00 with appetizers, wine, beer, and soft drinks while we peruse and bid on silent auction items. A buffet supper will be served and then we’ll move into the lively verbal auction!

There will be childcare with pizza and a program for the kids. RSVP by April 1st for childcare.

**Pay your admission of $15 in advance of the Spring Auction on Sundays in March during Social Hour.  You’ll receive dinner, drinks, dessert and a bidding number. Admission at the door is $20 so sign up early.  There is no admission charge for children.  What a great deal!**

Any questions, please email us at

See you at the Auction!

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