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Harvest Fair Volunteers & Contributions Needed!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2019 in General News, Newsletter

Many volunteers are needed to set-up and run the Harvest Fair!  Please make a time commitment to help, either on Friday, October 18, between 2pm and 7pm, but especially on Saturday, October 19th, between 8:30am and 4pm.  There are tasks for everyone – even sitting for an hour collecting baked goods money would be a help!

Start cooking! Go shopping! If you are looking for other ways to contribute, some things you can do to help now include:

  • The Harvest is here and it is time for making jams, jellies and pickles. Put a few jars aside to sell for FPS.  Some baked goods freeze very well, like pumpkin bread or coffee cake, so baking ahead is a big help! Please plan to bake the week before the event, and sign up with our Bake Sale Coordinator, Toni Trone.
  • All the items purchased and collected by us will be organized into baskets for the Silent Auction.  Last year this was a successful fundraiser. So enjoy shopping for items that can be included in Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving themed baskets.  For more a more specific shopping list, please see below for donation suggestions.
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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

 

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-4:

Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

  • Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8:

Flames class (grades K-3):This week, the students will meet with their teachers to begin their year of Moral Tales, and their introductory lesson will include an opportunity to create a Flames class covenant, as well as a story and games that center on the themes of interconnectedness and empathy.

Explorers class (grades 4-8):  The older students in our program will begin their Toolbox of Faith curriculum this Sunday, with a lesson that includes a story, discussion and cooperative activities that introduce the “tools” of our UU faith.  The students will create their class covenant together and spend time thinking about the important role each of them plays in the interdependent web of existence.

 

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Creating Justice…

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

How do the covenants we make to one another extend beyond our immediate community?  At UU Mass Action we center the leadership of those who are directly impacted by injustice and work within coalitions to build the power needed for systemic change in our Commonwealth.  Join Laura Wagner, Executive Director of UUMass Action Network, to learn about what’s happening and how you can get involved.

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Featured Events

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Coffeehouse, Community, General News

October 19 – Harvest Fair

 

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Religious Exploration Program Volunteer Training Meeting This Sunday

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

Jenna Kyes will be holding a Training Meeting for Religious Exploration Program Volunteers this Sunday, September 29, from 9:00am to 9:30am.  Please join us if you would like to volunteer in the program this year, or if you would like to learn more about RE volunteer opportunities!  Please remember to bring along a photo ID for a CORI check. 

We are actively seeking volunteers for this year! Volunteering in the RE program is rewarding and fun, and it’s also a wonderful way to contribute to our congregation!  We have a number of volunteer slots available this fall!  Here are some of our exciting volunteer roles:

  • Leading or assisting Religious Exploration classes for grades K-3 or 4-8
  • Leading a special “Share a Talent” class for our students
  • Helping in the First Parish Nursery with children ages 0-4
  • Helping with the Junior Youth Group’s Social Justice Outings
  • Helping with our Children’s Choir classes on special Arts Sundays

Please note: Every adult volunteering in the RE program must have an updated CORI check on file with First Parish before they are able to work with the children and youth.

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

 

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-4:

Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

  • Religious Exploration for children and youth in grades K-8:

This Sunday, September 29th, we will have a very special “Share a Talent” Religious Exploration class for students of all ages!  Artist Lane Williamson will lead our class this week, guiding the students in a lesson on the theme of beloved memories.  Students will think about and share some of their favorite memories from this summer, hear the story The Moon Was the Best, and create beautiful painted paper memory boxes to take home with them.

 

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Unity: An Act of Courage…

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

“The People United Will Never Be Divided/Defeated” has been a battle cry for those who have fought for social justice around the world. It takes an act of courage to work towards unity in a world filled with privilege based on difference or does it? How do we imagine ways to work, live and play together based on a system that inherently excludes or includes based on one’s identity? Join, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the Congregation of First Parish of Sudbury in better revealing, understanding and dismantling systems of oppression and privilege.

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