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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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April 28: Music Sunday Bluegrass Mass with Southern Rail (clone)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on April 28: Music Sunday Bluegrass Mass with Southern Rail (clone)

April 28: Music Sunday Bluegrass Mass with Southern Rail (clone)

Annual Music Sunday with guest musicians Southern Rail. Sunday April 28. Invite your friends and family! All are very welcome. 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...

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Strategic Planning Progress…be sure to read to keep informed

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Strategic Planning Progress…be sure to read to keep informed

Special thanks to all who joined the Strategic Planning Team (SPT) for one or both of their sessions to review the recommended goals and strategies to guide First Parish of Sudbury’s (FPS) next five years.  The presentation is here  for your reference.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Chad Trexler or another member of the SPT– they’ll be happy to help.  Handout copies of the presentation will be available for review and discussion at coffee hour. FIRST PARISH NEEDS YOUR HELP!  These strategies will not...

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Possibly the Last Auction Article?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Possibly the Last Auction Article?

Auction Wrap Up Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Spring Auction. And…..a special thanks to those who bid enthusiastically, those who donated items and everyone who volunteered. We met our fundraising goal of $16K………and had a fun evening! There are two upcoming concerts offered at the Auction that still have seats available. On Sunday afternoon, May 12th, Wanda Paik, concert pianist and First Parish member, will play works by Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff at her Lincoln home. Following the concert, refreshments, including delicious...

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Family Promise Walk a Success!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Family Promise Walk a Success!

Family Promise Walk a Success!

Family Promise Metrowest, Walk to End Homelessness, April 6, 2019 First Parish of Sudbury’s team ( Michele Barkhauer, Tom Yelton, Valerie Tratnyek, Diahanne Lucas, Kharis Dowridge and Leslie Lowe) raised $2075 from family, friends and First Parish congregants for the annual Walk to End Homelessness. We surpassed our goal of $1000 and finished as the 13th top fundraising team out of 66 teams. Thank you to everyone who contributed. —

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Sunday Service Mr. Jan Hardenbergh

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Worship Services | Comments Off on Sunday Service Mr. Jan Hardenbergh

Sunday Service Mr. Jan Hardenbergh

Mr. Jan Hardenbergh speaking on “How First Parish Became Unitarian”. In 1959, our minister Carl Scovel wrote a very well researched sermon about how and why First Parish became Unitarian, including the story of locking our minister out of the service in 1837. This look back at a pivotal moment in our congregation’s history can help us understand who we are today. Jan Hardenbergh and his wife Gail have been a member of the congregation for 32 years. His day job is medical imaging and his hobbies are studying history and...

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

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Important Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates Spring 2019 as of April 11  

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Religious Exploration April 14th & Easter!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration April 14th & Easter!

Religious Exploration April 14th & Easter!

Easter Sunday- This year’s Easter Sunday will include bag decorating for the children of First Parish followed by our annual Easter Egg Hunt outside (weather permitting) located behind the church on the playground and in and around the Memorial Garden. The children will have a chance to hunt for over four hundred eggs filled with treats and surprises! Please be aware that some egg will have products containing nuts and other possible allergens to those with food sensitivities so if your children have these sensitivities please check...

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Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday, June 9 at 11:30am

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday, June 9 at 11:30am

Annual Congregational Meeting Sunday, June 9 at 11:30am

June 9, 2019 (new date) On Sunday, June 9 at 11:30am, we will begin our Annual Congregational Meeting in the sanctuary. There will be a brief social hour in the Parish Hall to fortify us beforehand, children will get connected with the childcare providers, and then up to the sanctuary we go! All members and friends of First Parish are welcome to attend and participate in discussions; Official Members of First Parish are encouraged to vote on the business of the congregation including passing a budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 beginning July 1,...

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