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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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Remembrance: An Act of Love…

Posted by on Nov 3, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

This is All Souls Sunday a time to remember our ancestors with the building of an altar of remembrance and the reciting of a `Presente` a part of the liturgy when the names of our lost and deceased are shared. During this time of year many believe that the veil between the worlds of the living and dead is at it thinnest. A time to remember, to honor, to call upon those who have been important in our lives. Join, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the Congregation of First Parish in this largely ritual-based service of Love.

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Oct 30, 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 3, our students will participate in an all-ages religious exploration class on the topic of conscience.  Through story, games, drama and art, the students will learn about listening to their inner voice and acting in ways that are true to their UU values and promises.

  • Special Styrofoam Recycling Announcement from Sonia:

Sudbury has a styrofoam recycling collection coming up, and so if you have styrofoam material around your house that you wish to recycle (does not include take out containers), please bring it to church on Sunday and it will be brought to the recycling drive.

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