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Women’s Alliance Rummage Sale, Sat April 13 9:30-1:30

A tradition going way back. Great buys on used clothes, books, music, kitchenware, and other stuff, lovingly sorted and displayed by our own Women’s Alliance.

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Important Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates Spring 2019 as of April 11

 

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Interested in Helping Hop Brook Protection Association?

Hop Brook Protection Association is looking for new leadership, and in the
unfortunate event that they are unable to find volunteers, they have
voted to dissolve the organization after 32 years of protecting Hop
Brook.

Read more here.

HBPA Invitation

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Women’s Alliance Spring Rummage Sale is less than two weeks away–April 13 9:30-1:30

So far about eighteen people have volunteered to help out before, during and after the Women’ Alliance rummage sale, which takes place Saturday April 13 from 9:30-1:30.  This includes three men who have committed to helping us set up the tables on Wednesday at 10. We hope some people who are available to help set up will also help lug stuff from Classroom 3 downstairs up to the Parish Hall.  And we need strong people also to put away the tables after the sale is over.

Between Wednesday and Friday afternoon there will be sorting, sorting and MORE sorting–of clothing, household goods, office supplies, CDs, DVDs, books, puzzles, games and more.  We could certainly use a few more people for this overwhelming task, if you haven’t signed up yet.  And then there is a need for a few more people to come at 1:30 to get the leftovers ready for the Salvation Army pickup (at 2) and to sweep the floor.

The Women’s Alliance recently bought the new fridge when we needed one ASAP, and have committed to buying the stove when the kitchen is redone.  This sale makes that and many other grants possible, as well as helping to defray the cost of our retreats and other programs for members.

Please contact Peg Espinola if you haven’t done so yet, and would like to volunteer.  Oh, and remember, volunteers get to buy THEIR bags of rummage ($5/a grocery bag) and fill them before the sale begins.

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Repair Cafe at the Sudbury Sr Center May 18

Toss It? No Way! The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley in partnership with the Sudbury Senior Center and Sudbury Historical Society is conducting its fourth Repair Café.  This no charge event will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 9 AM to 12:30 PM at the Sudbury Senior Center located at 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury.

At the Sudbury Repair Café volunteers repair household and garden items on the spot at no charge unless a specialized part is required in which case the participant is asked, if possible, to bring the repair part with them.  Our volunteers specialize in mendable clothing, lamps, small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, computers, electronics, sewing machines, bikes, toys, outdoor equipment, and sharpening of knives or garden tools.  Participants are invited to enjoy a free drink and snack while watching a volunteer repair a broken possession.

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A Change to the “Say Their Names” observances in our February worship services

The past two Sundays, First Parish has participated in the Say Their Names project to honor the memory of those whose lives were taken by horrific hate crimes.  We acknowledge that this is important for First Parish to do, however, we have decided that while our settled minister is on sabbatical, we are going to change the way we present the names and we will no longer include the graphic details of their suffering. This will still allow us to hold those names in memory in our sacred space.

Should you feel that you need to leave the sanctuary while we read the names, we respect that decision and will now allow a few moments for that.  We welcome you to rejoin us afterwards for the remainder of the service.

Rev. Debra Morris-Bennett on behalf of the Worship Associates

 

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