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Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17

Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17

We welcome Rev. Fred Small to our pulpit. “Praise Be the Flood”  Scientists predict that climate change will have dire consequences for humanity and the planet we inhabit.  Can global warming move us to change course and build a new society grounded in justice, equity, and compassion? A Unitarian Universalist pastor, environmental activist, singer-songwriter, and former environmental lawyer, Rev. Fred Small is Minister for Climate Justice at Arlington Street Church, Boston. Cited by Bill McKibben as “one of the key figures in the religious...

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Lessons Learned from Professor Sherman by Rev. Claire Donaldson

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Lessons Learned from Professor Sherman by Rev. Claire Donaldson

Lessons Learned from Professor Sherman by Rev. Claire Donaldson

Acceptance and tolerance can be found in any arena.  Opportunities for learning can be found in many settings.  It’s not always easy to let go of misinformation and long held beliefs.  Sometimes we can find new lessons in some unexpected places. Rev. Claire Donaldson is a long time member and Deacon of First Church in Salem, UU. She is a member of the Standing Committee and Pastoral Care Committee. Claire has worked as a chaplain and recreation therapist in a variety of healthcare settings.  She lives in Lynn with her loyal and faithful...

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Mindfulness Meditation with Laine Gifford and the FPS meditation group

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Mindfulness Meditation with Laine Gifford and the FPS meditation group

Mindfulness Meditation with Laine Gifford and the FPS meditation group

This Sunday, Laine Gifford and the FPS meditation sangha (community of people who gather together and are committed to the practice of meditation) will lead our 10am service. It will include some teaching about meditation and a chance to practice short meditations with the goal of being more mindful.

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Sally Sweitzer and Friends: Grace

Posted by on Jan 27, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Sally Sweitzer and Friends: Grace

Please join us on Sunday, January 27 at 10AM, at First Parish of Sudbury for a special service of music and readings presented by Sally Sweitzer and Friends. The topic of this service is “GRACE” as it relates to the Unitarian Universalist second principle of Justice, Equity, and Compassion in human relations. The music will feature some new twists on old favorites and an opportunity for you to raise your voice in song along with a band and our choir. Sally Sweitzer has been singing professionally since the 1980’s. Her background includes...

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Living Our Values with Ms. Laura Wagner

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Living Our Values with Ms. Laura Wagner

Join the congregation at First Parish of Sudbury for the first of our Sunday services during the time our settled minister is on sabbatical. This Sunday, Jan. 13, we welcome back to our pulpit Ms. Laura Wagner, executive director of UU Mass Action, the Unitarian Universalist State Action Network. Their mission is to organize and mobilize UUs to confront injustice. Ms. Wagner’s sermon is titled “Living Our Values”. Join us to learn more. This Sunday we will “Share the Plate”–half of the collection will go to...

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Endings and Beginnings…

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Endings and Beginnings…

The first Sunday of the New Year is an important time at First Parish it is a time when we remember those whom we have lost over the year and the new additions to our families who arrived. Please bring the names of those whom you would like to honor for this service. This will also be the last Sunday before Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty’s sabbatical begins. Rev. Marjorie will be sharing her thoughts about sabbatical, the upcoming themes and how to take care of one another in her absence. The next few months will be filled with many different...

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Home for the Holidays…

Posted by on Dec 23, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Home for the Holidays…

Home for the Holidays…

  Come join us this Sunday to sing carols, share stories and to wonder about what is needed to create a sense of “home” no matter where you are during the holidays.

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Auction Sermon: Nature

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in General News, Uncategorized, Worship Services | Comments Off on Auction Sermon: Nature

Auction Sermon: Nature

In ancient times… during the dark days of winter, at the birth of spring, thru the abundance of summer and the harvest humankind has sought deeper meaning, entities to blame and allies for our journey. The mother, Goddess who gave birth and meaning to life, the father, God who worked the land and the people towards achievement. Throughout history meaning has been imagined and shared through ritual, legend and folklore. The stars and heavens held the truth. The pagan faith, the beliefs of our ancestors before organized religion was a...

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Peace…

Posted by on Dec 9, 2018 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Peace…

What is peace? Is peace attainable and maintainable in this life? Can we imagine living in peace and what would we, humankind, need to give up and accept in order to create peace on earth? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she imagines and embraces a practice of peace....

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A Festival of Revelry!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Worship Services | Comments Off on A Festival of Revelry!

A Festival of Revelry!

Be sure to join us for our annual Festival of Revelry! This year, on Sunday, December 2, our Mummers Play will center on the conflict between Nature and Civilization, Chaos and Order…and Dionysus and Apollo! These Greek gods were half brothers with very different personalities and ethical mores. Come see how this plays out, hear great music and enjoy great Morris Dance....

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