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Knowing What is Right…

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

It feels pretty easy to understand what is wrong and what is right in any given situation. Yet it can be confusing when we receive missed messages from a consumer society that is trying to steer and manipulate us to always want more. To seek the perfect <insert your own compulsion> that will just make our lives so much better. Is it the newest piece of technology, education, clothes, friends, home, car… the possible list goes on and on. Knowing when enough is enough may be knowing what is right but knowing what is right may also go beyond the accumulation and glorification of stuff. Knowing what is right may be sorted around what to say, how to behave, how to relate to others, who to accept and embrace and who to avoid. Join, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the Congregation of First Parish in defining and claiming what is exactly right.

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Walking the Road to Justice…

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

Indigenous People’s Day – Let us take this Sunday to understand how the short- comings of our ancestors displaced the people who inhabited Massachusetts before immigrants arrived. Columbus wasn’t a good guy, in his wake befell trauma, tragedy and destruction. The indigenous people who lived here were decimated by disease, murder and warfare. How do we move forward from our history based on acquisition and greed? Is there a way to heal the divide that still exists in our relationships with our native brothers, sisters and two-spirit? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she endeavors to grow beyond the ways of the ancestors to define another way of being together outside of the broken paradigm of conquest and empire.

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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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