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Fatherhood — Dave Andrews

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Fatherhood — Dave Andrews

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2019 Summer Services Schedule

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on 2019 Summer Services Schedule

2019 Summer Services Schedule

Date Leader Topic June 16 Dave Andrews Fatherhood June 23 June Hopkins Genealogy – Voice in Your Blood June 30 Tom Yelton What is Church For? July 7 July 14 Fred Pryor The Financial Social Worker July 21 Leslie Bryant July 28 Marion Tratnyek Summers on the Farm August 4 Earth Centered Group Lughnasadh! August 11 Seth Kaplan What Is It About Guns August 18 Lane Williamson God of Dirt August 25 All Attendees Poetry Jam...

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Flower Ritual during Sunday Service on last day

Posted by on Jun 9, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Flower Ritual during Sunday Service on last day

Flower Ritual during Sunday Service on last day

Flower Ritual on June 9 Sunday, June 9 will be the last Sunday of our Program Year. As in past years, we will conclude with a flower ritual (some call it Flower Communion), introduced to Unitarian worship by Norbert Čapek of Czechoslovakia in June, 1923. Čapek built a religious movement of Unitarians that, over the course of two decades, grew to nearly 10,000 people. He ministered at what was then the largest Unitarian congregation in the world, in Prague. The flower ritual was brought to the United States by Mája Čapek in 1940. She was...

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“Home” with Rev. Marjorie, back from sabbatical

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on “Home” with Rev. Marjorie, back from sabbatical

“Home” with Rev. Marjorie, back from sabbatical

Join us for Rev. Marjorie’s welcome home, and New Member Recognition of our eleven new members! Following the service we will have a cookout and potluck. All are welcome!

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Sunday Quaker-style Meeting

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Sunday Quaker-style Meeting

Sunday Quaker-style Meeting

Join us for our annual Quaker-style worship service on Sunday, May 26, 2019. The service will take place in the Commons, and will be led by Pamela Strauss. Today’s service is in the spirit of Quaker services, but is not intended to be an exact replica. Elements of Quaker services were adapted for our use. This service is part of our continuing exploration of spiritual practices. When the sounding bowl is rung, it is a call that our service has begun. Our service today is based on the idea of ‘Unprogrammed worship’. We will sit in silence,...

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On Truth and Lies, Rev. Richard Fewkes

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on On Truth and Lies, Rev. Richard Fewkes

On Truth and Lies, Rev. Richard Fewkes

Join us as we welcome Rev. Richard Fewkes to our pulpit for his sermon titled “On Truth and Lies in Our Public and Private Lives”. Dick Fewkes has served three churches in the Ballou Channing District: (1) First UU Society in Middleboro (1964-69), (2) is the Minister Emeritus of the First Parish in Norwell, Mass. where he served from 1969 to 2000, and (3) as Interim Minister at the First Parish UU Church, Bridgewater,  2000 – 2002. He resides with his partner Connie Johnson in Sagamore Beach, has a summer home on Cape Cod in West...

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Sunday Service: “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Uncategorized, Worship Services | Comments Off on Sunday Service: “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Sunday Service: “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Service led by FPS members Ashley and Jerry Taylor. A reflection on faith, mothers, shelves, and door-bell ditching. Ashley and Jerry Taylor’s greatest accomplishment has been making four real humans, whom they love inordinately. They grew up in Utah and Idaho, respectively, and moved to Sudbury in August. They might never leave. Today they will share some thoughts about their own spiritual journey as they’ve explored beyond the faith tradition of their youth.

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“The Grace Machine”, Mr. Kurt Leland

Posted by on May 5, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on “The Grace Machine”, Mr. Kurt Leland

“The Grace Machine”, Mr. Kurt Leland

Join us on Sunday, May 5 when we welcome Mr. Kurt Leland to our pulpit. Mr. Leland writes of his sermon: Grace is sometimes defined as “being right with God.” But what does that mean? What if grace was a force pervading the entire universe, a gentle but persistent pressure to turn back toward our divine Source whenever our personal or collective suffering causes us to turn away in pain?  What if the universe was a great grace machine, a mechanism as inevitable as the law of karma perpetually working to make us whole? Kurt Leland...

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April 28: Music Sunday Bluegrass Mass with Southern Rail

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on April 28: Music Sunday Bluegrass Mass with Southern Rail

Annual Music Sunday with guest musicians Southern Rail. Sunday April 28. An offering of “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” by Carol Barnett. This is an amazing work that beautifully combines traditional choral writing and bluegrass music. Music will include First Parish choir, conducted by Rev. Debra Morris-Bennett. You wouldn’t think bluegrass music and a traditional choral mass could go together. But be prepared to change your mind on Sunday, April 28. That’s when the First Parish of Sudbury choir will be joined by well known...

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Easter Sunday

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Rev. Katie Lee Crane. What better way to celebrate Easter than to celebrate life! Our worship service will begin with the dedication of Audrey Orcheski, daughter of Ben Orcheski and Mary McLaughlin and granddaughter of longtime FPS member, Leslie Bryant. Noting the coincidence of timing, Rev. Katie Lee Crane, our Minister Emerita, will explore the ancient rites of spring that evolved into the festival we call “Easter,” and conclude with a meditation on how the prophet Jesus might respond to the complexities of our world today....

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