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Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/21, 6:00pm

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Earth Centered, General News | Comments Off on Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/21, 6:00pm

Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/21, 6:00pm

Please join us for the Earth Centered traditions group’s annual Winter Solstice Ritual.  We will celebrate the Shortest Day of the year on Sat, Dec 21 at 6:00pm.  We turn the wheel of the year and bring back the sun, a chance to leave things in the old year and gather others for the new.  The ritual will be followed by a pot luck feast and carols in the Parish Hall. The ceremony is appropriate for those approximately 12 years and up – use your own judgment. Childcare is available if requested by Thursday before the event (12/19). The...

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Friday, December 6 – Student Climate Strike

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Friday, December 6 – Student Climate Strike

First Parish of Sudbury invites the community to take part as it joins the Global Student Climate Strike on Friday, December 6, 2019. Join First Parish at 11 am to make posters and then demonstrate in the center of Sudbury at 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, from noon to 1:30 pm. First Parish will provide supplies to make posters. Contact the First Parish office at  978-443-2043 for further information.

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on This Week in Religious Exploration

This Week in Religious Exploration

Nursery care for children ages 0-5: Nursery care is not available during worship this weekend.  The nursery classroom will be open, and parents are welcome to bring their children there to play during the service if needed. Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8: There will be no Religious Exploration classes this Sunday, December 8.  We hope that your whole family can join us for our fun and festive all-ages Revelry Sunday service!

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Spirituality Book Group Saturday Dec 21, 10am – Walden

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club | Comments Off on Spirituality Book Group Saturday Dec 21, 10am – Walden

Spirituality Book Group Saturday Dec 21, 10am – Walden

All who are interested are welcome to come on Saturday, Dec 21 at 10am when the Spirituality Book Group is meeting to discuss Walden by Henry David Thoreau. From Wikipedia: There has been much guessing as to why Thoreau went to the pond. E. B. White stated on this note, “Henry went forth to battle when he took to the woods, and Walden is the report of a man torn by two powerful and opposing drives—the desire to enjoy the world and the urge to set the world straight”, while Leo Marx noted that Thoreau’s stay at Walden Pond...

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12/15 Bohm Dialogue — Ritual and Tradition

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 in General News, Religious Exploration, Salon - Bohm Dialogue | Comments Off on 12/15 Bohm Dialogue — Ritual and Tradition

12/15 Bohm Dialogue — Ritual and Tradition

Bohm Dialogue is a freely-flowing group conversation in which participants attempt to reach a common understanding, experiencing everyone’s point of view fully, equally and nonjudgementally. This can lead to new and deeper understanding. For December our topic-phrase is “Ritual and Tradition”. 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...

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on This Week in Religious Exploration

This Week in 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, December 1, our students will begin the holiday season by participating in a class called “Simple Gifts”!  This is an old FPS tradition that gives each of our students an opportunity to “shop” for a holiday gift to give to someone special in their life.  We will begin our class with a story and discussion about the spirit of giving, and then our students will be ready to visit our...

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December 8 – Revelry Sunday

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on December 8 – Revelry Sunday

December 8 – Revelry Sunday

First Parish of Sudbury invites the community to its Revelry Sunday Service on December 8, 2019, at 10 am. The service, which honors earth-centered traditions, will be filled with dancing, reveling, and the reenactment of ancient rituals originally designed to bring back the sun and ensure the rebirth of the natural world, at this time of year when we experience the longest night. The service will be filled with music and dance by both the youth and senior youth Morris dance groups and First Parish Choir, and the congregation is welcome to...

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Being Grateful…

Posted by on Nov 24, 2019 in General News, Worship Services | Comments Off on Being Grateful…

As the bounty of Thanksgiving is upon us, a time to give thanks, let’s look at this time as an annual tradition in terms of being present with those whom we love. Imagine what our lives might be like if we were able to be grateful for all that we have, be mindful of all that we take for granted, and be open to what may be yet to arrive. What would life be like if we lived into a daily practice of being grateful monthly, daily, or even in every moment… How might our lives be different? Join, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the Congregation of...

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Sunday, November 24 – Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Sunday, November 24 – Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 24 – Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

The Sudbury Clergy Association invites the community to an Interfaith Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 4 pm, at First Parish of Sudbury. Clergy from Congregation Beth El, First Parish of Sudbury, Memorial Congregational Church, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, the Presbyterian Church of Sudbury, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Sudbury United Methodist Church, and Wayland Islamic Center will be co-leading the service, and the service will include prayers for the world, by all participating clergy. Sudbury’s Chief...

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RE Bake Sale Update!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on RE Bake Sale Update!

RE Bake Sale Update!

The Religious Exploration Program bake sale this weekend was a huge success!  Thank you so much to our RE students and families for contributing delicious baked goods, and to everyone who stopped by our table at coffee hour to buy treats and support our November RE Social Justice Project!   With the funds we raised, our Junior Youth Group was able to make 24 care packages containing socks, hand and toe warmers, water, snacks, toothbrushes, toothpaste and handmade holiday cards for people in Massachusetts who are suffering from homelessness...

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