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Jenna Kyes Appointed Director of Religious Exploration

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Jenna Kyes Appointed Director of Religious Exploration

First Parish is pleased to announce that Jenna Kyes has been appointed to the position of Director of Religious Exploration for the congregation. Jenna received a Masters in Early Education from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, from Brandeis University. She has an extensive teaching background that includes experience working with children and youth in Unitarian Universalism religious education programs, schools, and academic enrichment programs, and she is a trained Spirit Play teacher.  Most recently, she served as...

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Living Our Values with Ms. Laura Wagner (for newsletter)

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Living Our Values with Ms. Laura Wagner (for newsletter)

Join the congregation at First Parish of Sudbury for the first of our Sunday services during the time our settled minister is on sabbatical. This Sunday, Jan. 13, we welcome back to our pulpit Ms. Laura Wagner, executive director of UU Mass Action, the Unitarian Universalist State Action Network. Their mission is to organize and mobilize UUs to confront injustice. Ms. Wagner’s sermon is titled “Living Our Values”. Join us to learn more. This Sunday we will “Share the Plate”–half of the collection will go to...

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Insights: The Anatomy of Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in General News, Newsletter | Comments Off on Insights: The Anatomy of Gratitude

Insights: The Anatomy of Gratitude

by David Steindl-Rast The reason I use the words “gratitude,” “gratefulness,” and “thanksgiving” in the way I use them is because we really need different terms for our experience. Moments of gratitude well up in our hearts , first, filling up within us, filling us with joy. And then comes a point where the heart overflows, and we sing, and we thank somebody; and for that, I like a different term. I call that “thanksgiving.” And the two of them are two aspects of the process that is gratitude . This idea of a vessel that is still inarticulate...

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FPS buildings shutdown for annual floor and rug cleaning Tuesday July 25 at 3pm

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FPS buildings shutdown for annual floor and rug cleaning Tuesday July 25 at 3pm

  Our annual floor waxing and rug shampooing will take place from Tuesday, July 25 at 3pm until Saturday morning July 29. All meetings have been cancelled. This applies to every space in the buildings, so please don’t try to squeeze in. 😉 Thanks for your help! We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Connector November 11, 2014

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Connector November 11, 2014

The Connector Newsletter of the First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 WEEKLY CONNECTOR                                         November 11, 2014 Worship Sunday, November 16, 2014 “Grate-full” Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty This coming Sunday honors the bounty of the harvest. We will celebrate by engaging in a cornbread community communion. Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty shares her thoughts about what it will take to sustain and flourish on our planet. Rev. Marjorie considers: “In the face of...

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Connector June 4, 2014

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Connector June 4, 2014

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty   A wise sage Swami Prajnanpad once shared: “In nature, action and reaction are continuous. Everything is connected to everything else. No one part, nothing, is isolated. Everything is linked, and interdependent. Everywhere everything is connected to everything else.” Our seventh Unitarian Universalist principle dovetails nicely into this wisdom, calling us to, “Respect… the interdependent web of all existence of which we...

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Connector May 7, 2014

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Connector May 7, 2014

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty You Rock!!! Okay, I admit it my feet are slightly sore after walking through Boston, Newton and Cambridge on Sunday, May 4th. However, it was well worth the effort as First Parish of Sudbury was the 8th largest fundraising team to participate in the Walk for Hunger! Last year a few stalwart souls walked, but on Sunday we were 40+ people strong walking and volunteering. I wouldn’t say that it was hard work, but it was work that required one step in...

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Connector April 2, 2014

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Connector April 2, 2014

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty Dear Friends, March has been some kind of busy month with lots of strategic thinking, some dancing, a successful annual pledge drive with many of you increasing your pledge (thank you!), and the good news that Roberta Altamari will be remaining at First Parish in the role of Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry! This is great news that Roberta is staying for 15 hours a week but let us also be mindful that her role will be evolving as she makes...

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Connector March 5 2014

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Connector March 5 2014

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty  “The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little…” (Ben Sweetland) There are many religious/spiritual sages who share a similar insight which makes it hard to believe that humanity has still not gotten it, how can we create abundance in our lives and...

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Connector February 5 2014

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Connector February 5 2014

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty There is nothing like a beautiful sunset. Last week I found myself in Sedona Arizona watching the sun set against the red rock of the canyon walls. There is something in that moment when the colors blaze across the sky the pinks, reds, purples, and blues reflect in remarkable glory. There is something in that moment that compels me to hope and have faith about what will arrive, even though the sun sets and the cloak of darkness descends. The stars,...

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