News

This is a list of all news items, in reverse order of when they were posted.

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Black Lives Matter at FPC

In January of 2016, the congregation voted (5th principle) to hang a banner showing our support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and here’s why.

First, it is not representing any organization, but a movement. This movement promotes the idea that all lives SHOULD matter equally, whether black, blue, brown, white, asian, or any other race. However, they do not. The lives of people of color, and black people especially, are constantly valued less than a white person's life, through constant... Read more

Annual Plant Sale

Sunday, May 13th, 2018 - 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Our Annual Plant Sale will take place in front of the carriage shed on Mother's Day—May 13th. The sale takes place rain or shine. 

DONATIONS: We ask FPC gardeners and lovers of the earth for plants—lots of plants! Please look around your property for plants to donate to the sale. Plants that are different or unusual are especially desirable, the kinds of plants that if they weren’t already in your yard or garden, you yourself would like to buy. We seek shrubs, small trees, ground cover, herbs, perennials, and vegetable or flowering plants you may have started.

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Candidating Week

Sunday, May 13th, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, May 20th, 2018 (All day)

There will be several opportunities to meet with our Ministerial Candidate, Rev. Dr. Cindy Landrum. We hope everyone will try to spend some time with her, as well as plan to attend services on the 13th and 20th. Please mark your calendar with the dates below.

On Sunday, May 20th, there will be only one service at 10 AM with a congregational meeting to follow. At that meeting, we will vote to decide if we call Rev. Dr. Landrum to be our next settled minister. 

If you have any questios, please contact the Settled Ministerial Search Committee (... Read more

FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner

Friday, May 11th, 2018 - 5:30PM

FPC Guest Table serves a community dinner on the first Friday of each month at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton. We welcome everyone from Stow, and its surrounding towns, who are looking for a sense of community, or just want a change of atmosphere.

The next meal will be offered on Friday, May 11, from 5:30-6:30 PM. There is no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut free, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Dinner is held in our Fellowship Hall, doors open at 5 PM. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible. ... Read more

Annual FPC Ferry Beach Retreat

Friday, April 27th, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, April 29th, 2018 (All day)

Our church retreat at Ferry Beach is fast approaching (April 28-30). For those of you who are not familiar with the retreat, this is a weekend spent with FPC family and friends in an idyllic location on the ocean in Saco, Maine.

For some, the opportunity to do nothing but relax is paramount, but for others participation in different workshops and activities is relaxation in itself. Either way, we extend a warm welcome to everyone to come join us this year.

If you have any questions please

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FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner

Friday, April 6th, 2018 - 5:30PM

FPC Guest Table serves a community dinner on the first Friday of each month at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton. We welcome everyone from Stow, and its surrounding towns, who are looking for a sense of community, or just want a change of atmosphere.

The next meal will be offered on Friday, March 6, from 5:30-6:30 PM. There is no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut free, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Dinner is held in our Fellowship Hall, doors open at 5 PM. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible. ... Read more

The Nields

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 7:30PM

Sisters Katryna and Nerissa Nield grew up singing folk songs in the kitchen and back seat of the family car.

“I remember I wrote my first song that I was really proud of when I was 13,” said Nerissa, “and right away I had a harmony for it, so I dragged Katryna out of her room and taught her the harmony.  It was instinct - I knew that my sister should be there.”

In the 90’s the Nields was a folk-rock band, with drums and electric guitars, and toured nationally.  These days it is usually two voices and one acoustic guitar.

Now well into their third decade of... Read more

FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 - 5:30PM

FPC Guest Table serves a community dinner on the first Friday of each month at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton. We welcome everyone from Stow, and its surrounding towns, who are looking for a sense of community, or just want a change of atmosphere.

The next meal will be offered on Friday, March 2, from 5:30-6:30 PM. There is no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut free, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Dinner is held in our Fellowship Hall, doors open at 5 PM. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible. ... Read more

Racial Justice Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 - 7:30PM

Michael Eric Dyson’s newest book, Tears We Cannot Stop, A Sermon to White America, is an inspiring work by a writer, sociologist and ordained Baptist minister. We are hosting a review of this important work on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:30 in the Community Room of the First Parish of Stow and Acton.

The book is structured as a church service. We will follow the authors ‘order of service” as he provides a discussion of how we need to deconstruct the myth of whiteness. He acknowledges that grappling with whiteness is difficult, but gives us... Read more

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