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Sharing the Plate with America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Sharing the Plate with America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Sharing the Plate with America’s Black Holocaust Museum

On February 17 we will share our collection with America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM). Founded by Dr. James Cameron in 1984 in Milwaukee, ABHM builds public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery in America and promotes racial repair and healing through four themes: remembrance, resistance, redemption, and reconciliation. During the month of February, philanthropist Chris Abele – a Concord MA native – has pledged to match every dollar donated to ABHM. Your contribution will help even more!  

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Religious Exploration February 17th

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration February 17th

Religious Exploration February 17th

Religious Exploration-This week our exploration of the Islamic faith continues! The children will be learning about Arabic, Mecca, Calls to Prayer, and what it means to go on pilgrimage. There will be videos, discussion, and individual creative activities to help them better understand this religion and how it relates to our own UU practices. As a side note Religious Exploration is in need of adult volunteers to help lead our spirit play class on Sundays! If you are interested please feel free to contact me via text or phone call at...

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“Letting go- How does one even do that?” by Ms. Gail Hardenbergh (newsletter)

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on “Letting go- How does one even do that?” by Ms. Gail Hardenbergh (newsletter)

Gail Hardenbergh, a long time member and spiritual seeker looks forward to sharing her ideas about how one might actually “Let Go.” The sermon will explore the meaning and opportunities inherent in the process.

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Strategic Planning Feedback Sessions–attend one or both

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Strategic Planning Feedback Sessions–attend one or both

Strategic Planning Feedback Sessions–attend one or both

In these meetings, the Strategic Planning team will share with the congregation their draft recommendations, answer any questions you might have, and solicit feedback to help ensure our 5-year plan focuses on FPS’s greatest needs, maximizes our ability to fulfill FPS’s Mission in the near- and long-term. These two meetings–Sunday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 24 will be held in the Brackett Room at 11:45am. You are urged to attend and provide feedback to the Strategic Planning team! For more information, contact Chad...

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Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17 (newsletter)

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | Comments Off on Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17 (newsletter)

Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17 (newsletter)

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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Metrowest Family Promise Walk 2019

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Metrowest Family Promise Walk 2019

Metrowest Family Promise Walk 2019

Family & Friends of First Parish it’s time to sign up for the annual walk to end homelessness on April 6 from 8:45am-10:30am at Natick High! Please follow the link if you wish to sign up, volunteer, or donate to the Metrowest Family Promise Walk. https://familypromisemetrowest.salsalabs.org/10thannualwalktoendhomelessness2/t/firstparishofsudbury

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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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Rev. Fred Small preaching Sunday, Feb. 17

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in General News, Sunday Service Copies | 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, 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 environmental surge,” Fred...

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Religious Exploration February 10th

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration | Comments Off on Religious Exploration February 10th

Religious Exploration February 10th

Religious Exploration- February is here and with it comes a new religion in our Neighboring Faiths curriculum: Islam! This Sunday the children will be introduced to the religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah. We will be discussing the five pillars and how they might relate to our own 7 principles, as well as begin to look at the culture and rituals of this new to us group! We need your help! Please click the links below to volunteer a Sunday in RE! Spirit Play:...

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Strategic Planning Feedback Session

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in General News | Comments Off on Strategic Planning Feedback Session

The FPS Strategic Planning group would like for you to come for one or both of the upcoming feedback sessions. In these meetings, the Strategic Planning team will share with the congregation their draft recommendations, answer any questions you might have, and solicit feedback to help ensure our 5-year plan focuses on FPS’s greatest needs, maximizes our ability to fulfill FPS’s Mission in the near- and long-term. The two feedback sessions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 at 11:45am in the Brackett Room. This important...

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