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Sunday August 25th, 2019 – Our Annual Poetry Jam

The First Parish Annual Poetry Jam is coming up on Sunday, August 25th!

Each year we end our summer services with a morning of poetry reading. All poems are welcome. They might be funny or profound. They could be classics that you memorized years ago or free verse you saw on the internet yesterday. Unknown poets join with those whose names are virtually synonymous with poetry. If you write poetry, we’d love to have you share your own work.

If you wake up Sunday morning and realize you forgot to find a poem, don’t worry. We’ll have a variety of poetry books available to choose from. And if you don’t feel like reading, come and listen to what is always a wide ranging, fun, and meaningful morning of poetry.

Nibbles are served at 9:30 and the service starts at 10:00. Hope to see you there!

During the summer months our services are lay-led in The Commons, a lovely air-conditioned room on the second floor, accessible by stairs or elevator. Congregants offer a variety of topics dear to their hearts, and cover a wide range. Summer services are more informal than the rest of the year. The diversity of styles and themes is rich and stimulating.

Prior to the service, we gather for breakfast “nibbles” and conversation. Childcare is offered each week.

All are welcome. Please join us!

When:  Summer services begin sometime in June, and continue until regular services resume early in September. We gather at 9:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and conversation, and the service begins at 10: a.m.

Where:  Summer services are held in the Commons, an air conditioned upstairs meeting room accessible by stairs and an elevator.

What: Summer services are lay-led and include music and child care.

2019 Summer Schedule: The schedule of summer services and who is doing what is here.

Some recent summer service topics:

  • “’You can’t be 98 forever!’ and other truths discovered with difficulty.”
  • “Living Our Faith”
  • “The Long Journey – the poetry of Rumi”
  • “The House of You”
  • “Is respect one size fits all?”
  • “How a committee can stay friends when the pressure is on”

And every summer session ends with our annual Poetry Jam, where congregants share favorite poems, from the ridiculous to the sublime.

The First Parish of Sudbury Meeting House is located at 327 Concord Road, across from Town Hall. For more information about upcoming events, visit or call 978-443-2043.