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Vacation with a Purpose

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Vacation with a Purpose

Vacation with a Purpose

  Where do you vacation in the summer? How about your kids? The time has come to plan! Do you know that there are 11 Unitarian camp and conference centers where you can “Vacation with a Purpose”? These camp and retreat venues offer a variety of programs for adults and children and families. There are folks at FPS who are devotees of Ferry Beach (in Saco, Maine on the coast), Star Island on the Isle of Shoals in New Hampshire, and Rowe Camp and Conference Center in western Massachusetts. These experiences have a profound...

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going to Goodnow Library?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on going to Goodnow Library?

Could you please help with a short-term project? Nancy Moore left a large number of books, which her caretaker partner, Meghan, has boxed up. Nancy asked that they be given to the Goodnow Library, which is glad to have 2 boxes per donation. Could you help by: calling Nancy’s number (contact Fran in the office or consult the directory) making contact with Megan about picking up 2 boxes taking them to the front desk at Goodnow? Thanks for your help.  

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Say Her Name documentary March 9, 1-4 in Concord

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Say Her Name documentary March 9, 1-4 in Concord

Poster here We’re inviting you to join us in a rare local screening of the Sandra Bland documentary SAY HER NAME on Saturday March 9, 1-4 pm. Come for the film and a panel discussion with filmmakers and the lawyer for the Bland family. Refreshments, too, all sponsored by the Robbins House, Concord’s African-American History Museum, in partnership with Racial Justice Action Group and the Social Action Board at First Parish in Concord. Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland Saturday March 9 – 1:00-4:00 pm    First...

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Food and Friends potluck lunch March 3 at 11:15

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Food and Friends potluck lunch March 3 at 11:15

Food and Friends potluck lunch March 3 at 11:15

Food and Friends–lunch potluck on Sunday, March 3 at 11:15am This is for all FPS-ers–time to socialize and have fun! Bring some food to share (homemade or store-bought) and enjoy a good ol’ potluck with friends…and friends in the making. Community and Hospitality Committee will provide beverages. You are encouraged to bring plates, cups and flatware…but we will have some as backups. For more information, contact Leslie Lowe.

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Meeting: Middlesex Senior Cohousing Feb. 24 at 2pm, W. Acton

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Meeting: Middlesex Senior Cohousing Feb. 24 at 2pm, W. Acton

What:   Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to Aging in Place – an Introductory Meeting When: Sunday, February 24, from 2 pm – 4:30 pm Where: New View Cohousing, 25 Half Moon Hill off Central St., West Acton, MA   Middlesex Senior Cohousing, a group of 13 households in Metro Northwest Boston, invites you to come learn about their project to build New England’s first senior cohousing neighborhood! The group is looking for land in several towns in the Metro Northwest area and is growing its membership. The program features a slideshow, short...

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Conscious Eaters present “Fish on my Plate” film Thursday 2/21 at 7pm

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Conscious Eaters present “Fish on my Plate” film Thursday 2/21 at 7pm

Conscious Eaters present “Fish on my Plate” film Thursday 2/21 at 7pm

Join the Conscious Eating Group for a film in the Brackett Room at 7pm tomorrow night. Journalist and author Paul Greenberg (Four Fish; American Catch) spends a year eating only fish. From farmed fish in Norway to the biggest wild fishery in the world off Peru, he travels to investigate the health of the ocean – as well as his own.  

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New Information about the Auction-get tickets in advance and $ave

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Information about the Auction-get tickets in advance and $ave

New Information about the Auction-get tickets in advance and $ave

Still Time to Donate to the Spring Auction! Some of the best items are those donated by First Parish members and friends! Wondering what to donate this year? The possibilities are endless: pool parties, cookouts, and dinners are always a hit and they keep the fun going throughout the year. Maybe you’d like to host a brunch or dinner….or perhaps a Super Bowl party next February (Go Pats!). And don’t forget to ask some of your favorite merchants to donate a gift certificate.  Submit your donation online by March 16. Auction Donation Form. Do...

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Religious Exploration February 24th

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration February 24th

Religious Exploration February 24th

Religious Exploration- In the Islamic culture, the Kaaba is a huge black stone structure that sits at the heart of the Grand Mosque, Islam’s most sacred place of worship. Some of its parts are connected to important episodes in Islamic tradition. The Kaaba is said to have been built by the prophet Abraham and his son Ishamet; this week the children of First Parish will learn about this important piece of Islamic history and make their own replicas of the Kaaba! Please Note – Religious Exploration at First Parish is in need of...

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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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A Change to the “Say Their Names” observances in our February worship services

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in General News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Change to the “Say Their Names” observances in our February worship services

The past two Sundays, First Parish has participated in the Say Their Names project to honor the memory of those whose lives were taken by horrific hate crimes.  We acknowledge that this is important for First Parish to do, however, we have decided that while our settled minister is on sabbatical, we are going to change the way we present the names and we will no longer include the graphic details of their suffering. This will still allow us to hold those names in memory in our sacred space. Should you feel that you need to leave the sanctuary...

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