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RE Program Bake Sale this Sunday!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

The Religious Exploration Program students are holding a Bake Sale this Sunday, November 17, in the Parish Hall at coffee hour!

Please help to support their November Social Justice Project by buying some yummy baked goods!

All proceeds from the bake sale will be used to purchase items for holiday care packages that our youth will put together and distribute to local homeless shelters.

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

• Nursery care for children ages 0-5: Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

• Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8: This Sunday, November 17, our students will participate in our second Social Justice Sunday of the year! Sonia Prince will lead our students in a class about generosity and Thanksgiving. We will have a story and discussion about the importance of sharing with others, and the students will work together to make treats for a bake sale during coffee hour. We will use the proceeds from their bake sale to support the students’ November social justice project.

• The Junior Youth Group will meet on Sunday from 1-2pm in the Brackett Room! All students in grades 6-8 are welcome to attend, and this month’s project will be making care packages for people who are suffering from homelessness over the holidays.

Special Announcements:

The RE students will hold a bake sale during coffee hour on Sunday, November 17th! Please remember to bring a little bit of cash so that you can support their social justice work by buying some tasty treats!

Parents, please consider helping your children to bake something at home that they can bring to church to contribute to the bake sale on Sunday! All kinds of treats are welcome, and you can leave them on our bake sale table in the Parish Hall before the worship service. Please be sure to clearly label any baked goods that contain nuts.

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11/17 Bohm Dialogue — Dreaming

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in General News, Religious Exploration, Salon - Bohm Dialogue

Dreams are the touchstones of our characters. — Henry David Thoreau

For November our topic-word is “Dreaming”.

Join us to listen to what others think and to share what you think.  The Religious Exploration Salon is a group that meets 3rd Sundays to discuss various topics in the format called Bohm Dialogue which emphasizes respectful listening and balanced, synergistic sharing. For more details about how Dialogue works, please see this intro.

Everyone is welcome. You are welcome to think about the topic beforehand but no preparation is required or expected — come as you are with whatever thoughts/intuitions you have, ready to listen, learn and contribute.  We next meet Sunday November 17 at 7pm in the Brackett Room.

Contact Paul Reising, Tom Yelton or Jan Hardenbergh for more information.

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Why, How, What…

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

“Very few people can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. WHY is all about your purpose, cause of belief. WHY do you get out of the bed in the morning? And WHY should anyone care?” These words written by Golden Circle guru Simon Sinek a man who in one Ted Talk helped people to realize that understanding the WHY of what we do is the most important insight that we might have to help us find our inspiration and aspiration. How do we apply the WHY of our lives search for truth and meaning, happiness and love? Join, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the Congregation of First Parish in understanding and defining our WHY, otherwise known as mission in order to find our HOW we are going to get there and WHAT we are going to do when we arrive.

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-5:

Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

  • Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8:

This Sunday, November 10, our students will participate in an all-ages religious exploration class on the topic of empathy.  Through story, discussion and games, the students will learn about the importance of listening to and respecting the feelings, perspectives and experiences of others.

 

 

 

 

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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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