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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

  • Religious Exploration for children and youth on Sunday, January 5th, 2020:

Chalice Children class (ages 0-5): Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

Flames class (grades K-3): This week, our younger students will meet for a Moral Tales lesson about forgiveness.  In this class, they will learn about forgiveness as an act of compassion.  They will hear a story about friends who forgive one another after an argument, and then they will participate in exercises that allow them to practice letting go of held resentments and remembering acts of kindness.

Explorers class (grades 4-8):  The older students in our program will meet this Sunday for a Toolbox of Faith lesson about flexibility.  They will hear and discuss a story that imagines life without choices or flexibility, play a game that encourages them to adapt to change, and create works of art that symbolize the importance of being flexible and open-minded in their everyday lives.



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Spirituality Book Group Saturday Feb 15, 10am – A Significant Life

Posted by on Dec 26, 2019 in General News, Religious Exploration, Spirituality Book Club

All who are interested are welcome to come on Saturday, February 15 at 10am when the Spirituality Book Group is meeting to discuss A Significant Life by Todd May, suggested to Tom by Oliver WIllett.

“In A Significant Life, May has produced a tour de force. It is a thoughtful, subtle, beautifully written discussion of what it takes to live a meaningful life. A careful study of this book will tell you what it takes to make life worth living. It is refreshing to encounter someone worrying about such a big question in the small-minded times we live in, and an absolute joy to discover that he may actually have provided an answer.”
(Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less)

On 12/21 Leslie, Bridget, Fran and Tom had a good discussion of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. We then chose A Significant Life as our next book and decided to switch the group from an every month schedule to a two month schedule to give people more time to obtain and read the book. So we will skip January and hope to see you Saturday Feb 15, at 10am, in the Brackett room.

For more information, contact Tom Yelton or Leslie Lowe.

To see some of our past readings click here.


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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

We hope that you can join us for our Christmas Eve Family Worship Service at 5pm on 12/24!  The service will feature a fun, interactive pageant and lots of beautiful Christmas carols!


There will be no RE classes this Sunday, December 29th.  Classes will resume on Sunday, January 5th.

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Is Christmas only for Christians?

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

The answer to this question is an emphatic, No! How can we find deeper meaning in the truth of the season? Join, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the Congregation of First Parish in imagining what Christmas should/could be like in a twenty-first century secular society.

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This Week in Religious Exploration

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Coming Up in RE, General News, Religious Exploration

This Week in Religious Exploration:

  • Nursery care for children ages 0-5:

Nursery care is available during worship this weekend!

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

This Sunday, December 22, our students will participate in our third Arts Sunday of the year!  June Hopkins will lead our students in a fun and festive children’s choir lesson, and we will be rehearsing the songs that we will perform during the family worship service at 5pm on Christmas Eve!


Christmas Eve Family Worship Service and Pageant:

Our annual Family Christmas Eve Worship Service and Pageant will take place at 5pm on December 24, and our RE students are all invited to participate in the FPS Children’s Choir that evening!

We still have pageant roles available!  If you have a child in middle school, high school or college who would be interested in a reading role for the pageant, please let me know!  This pageant is a lot of fun, and readers do not need to memorize their lines!

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Give Presence for the Holidaze…

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in General News, Worship Services

Sharing ourselves with others over the holidays may just be the best gift we can give. Instead of shopping, buying, wrapping and giving presents for the holidaze what if we offer our presence to the ones we love. Join, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the Congregation of First Parish in wondering how to make the shift from the consumer based holidaze to a kindler gentler less frenetic way of being.

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First Parish Launches Meetinghouse of Sudbury & Online Apparel Store!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in Community, General News, Stewardship

In order to protect the historic legacy of our Sudbury Town Center, the members of the First Parish of Sudbury are pleased to invite you to become a Friend of the Meetinghouse on the Sudbury Common! Our hope is that those who have had an opportunity to be sheltered in the prodigious arms of this historic Meetinghouse, and find its presence comforting and an important part of the Historic Sudbury Town Center, will be inspired to join us on the journey of its care. The members of First Parish have been the consistent caretakers of the Meetinghouse’s for over 375 years. After embarking over the last several years on greening the Meetinghouse with solar panels, a new state-of-the-art kitchen, and several landscape additions, we would like to invite all who benefit from our Meetinghouse to feel inspired to contribute to its further upkeep by contributing to a Meetinghouse Preservation Fund and becoming a Friend of the Meetinghouse of Sudbury.

Support the Meetinghouse today with the purchase of Historic Sudbury gear for the entire family! Proceeds from apparel sales will support the painting, restoration of the bell tower, and ongoing maintenance of the Meetinghouse.

The online store is open through Sunday, December 22, and all orders will be shipped directly to the address of your choice early in the new year.

Enjoy shopping for the Meetinghouse, and THANK YOU for your support!

Shop The Meetinghouse Online Apparel Store!

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