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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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Connector January 8, 2014

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Connector January 8, 2014

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty Happy New Year FPSers! We had an amazing Endings and Beginnings service January 5th to honor and celebrate the milestones of 2013. It was a very meaningful new tradition for me to share our grief and our joy with those in attendance. As part of my sermon on January 5th I called us all to be fully present in the here and now, bolstered but not held back by our history with an eye on the horizon of our future. In reflection about calling you to be more...

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Connector December 11, 2013

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Connector December 11, 2013

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty As we get ready for Yule and Christmas I feel like a race horse being brought to the gate all jitters and anticipation. Let me say right up front that I do not condone horse or dog racing, although I had an uncle who once owned and raced horses in Saratoga, and in his later years I was often enlisted to drive him, in his mint colored cadillac, to the track. I am certain that there is a sermon in there somewhere… As members of the clergy we...

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Connector November 27, 2013

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Connector November 27, 2013

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty “Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” (Wayne Dyer) A sense of abundance is not something the we can acquire nor is it something that someone can give us; it is a state of mind that we choose. In a world that assigns value to items that are scarce, it is  no wonder that we disregard the bounty of abundance that exists all around us. We tend to seek and treasure the items that are difficult to find. Think...

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Connector November 13, 2013

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Connector November 13, 2013

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty Is it me or is time flying by really fast? It seems just like yesterday that I moved into Stow and started officially ministering to First Parish, and here we are in November speeding towards Thanksgiving. I find it important when dwelling, at times, within a whirlwind to reflect and take stock of where I have been and where I am going; it helps me to place my current moment in context. I began in September sharing with you my thoughts about Speaking...

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Connector October 16, 2013

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Connector October 16, 2013

  [nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty The Fall is my favorite season… Okay wait… I do love the summer as well, but there is something about the cooler weather, the trees changing color and then the leaves slowly falling from the trees in their multi-colored splendor that just takes my breath away. The interesting thing about the leaves is that they are a large community that lives in symbiotic relationship with a tree. Each leaf has its distinct life and characteristics...

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Connector October 2, 2013

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Connector October 2, 2013

[nl-head]? Contents & LINKS [anchor]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty We Have Only Just Begun… Momentum is building. Over the last several weeks we have met and discussed, we have cultivated a sense of hope and have begun to cultivate a culture of “yes.” In September we spent our Sundays thinking about the different ways that we can speak our truth in love to one another. I have asked you to enter into our new ministry with an open heart and mind, to suspend judgement, and to do unto others as you would have them do...

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Connector September 18

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Connector September 18

September 18, 2013 [nl-head]? Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty Can it get any better than this? Last week I had and amazing week! I met with the Interfaith Clergy Group in Sudbury (ICG) and spent time with amazing colleagues, had really productive meetings with FinCom, WAG, and a couple of members who truly care about the Stewardship of First Parish. For those of you who are not in the know FinCom is the Finance Committee and WAG is the Worship Associates Group and then there is PAG, the Pastoral Associates Group and the...

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Connector September 4, 2013

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Connector September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013 [nl-head]?  Minister’s Column by Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty Hello members and friends of First Parish!  I hope that, for the most part, you are enjoying your summer fun.  I personally love the summer, and yet the last couple of months have been a challenge after deciding to sell my home in Jamaica Plain and move out to Metrowest.  I felt that is was important to be close to Sudbury as I began my ministry so I made it my goal to be living in the area before homecoming Sunday.  Little did I know what it would take, and I...

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Connector June 12, 2013

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Connector June 12, 2013

The Connector Newsletter of the First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776June 12, 2013 Worship at the Meetinghouse Summer Worship Services to Begin June 30, 2013 — The Place to Be What to do on Sunday mornings this summer beginning June 30? Come to The Commons at First Parish of Sudbury UU to enjoy (mostly) lay-led services on a variety of topics presented by members and friends of FPS.  These services feature music, readings, a reflection by the speaker as well as a time for announcements and...

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