News

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Welcome Our New Minister

Rev. Cindy

On Sunday, May 20th, FPC held a special meeting to vote on calling the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum as our new settled minister.  After a very thoughtful discussion, the vote was held. 160 members were present and we successfully voted to call Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum to be our new settled minister. And she accepted! 

We look forward to welcoming Rev. Cindy and family in August. Until then, much will be taking place over the summer, as FPC transitions to a new ministry. 

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum comes to us from serving a 14-year ministry with the... Read more

FPC's 149th HARVEST FAIR

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - 9:30AM to 3:00PM

Fall is here. It is time to celebrate with the 149th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 13 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. Rain or shine! 

A full lunch and snacks will be available, as well as FPC’s “famous” apple pies and other homemade baked goods and preserves. A large variety of CDs, books and retro jewelry will be for sale, as well as gently used toys and games. The event will feature a moon bounce, crafts, games and prizes. Live music will also be featured. 

Proceeds benefit the church. Admission and parking are free. Held rain or shine. For information: 978-897... Read more

Family Open House

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 10:00AM to 12:00PM

FPC is hosting a Family Open House event on Sunday, September 6, 6:30–8:30PM. Join us in our Community Room to learn more about all that First Parish Church has to offer. Tours will be available along with information about our Regligous Educaiton Program and the many Programs and Groups available. You will also be able to meet our new Minister—Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum. 

All are Welcome! Please invite others to join you!

Questions? Please contact Joleen Trotta, mdc@fpc-stow-acton.org.... Read more

Open House

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 - 6:30PM to 8:30PM

FPC is hosting an Open House event on Sunday, September 6, 6:30–8:30PM. Join us in our Community Room to learn more about all that First Parish Church has to offer. Tours will be available along with information on the many Programs and Groups available. You will also be able to meet our new Minister—Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum. 

All are Welcome! Please invite others to join you!

Questions? Please contact Joleen Trotta, mdc@fpc-stow-acton.org.... Read more

FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner

Friday, July 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, July 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

Das Ensemble Cantissimo

Friday, June 15th, 2018 - 7:00PM

Ensemble Cantissimo, a professional choir from Germany featuring 24 singers, is coming to Stow for a performance on a Northeast US tour which includes a performance as a featured ensemble in the Yale International Choral Festival in New Haven. Don't miss this chance to see a world class choir in Stow!

This concert is FREE and open to the public. Please invite your friends, and help us fill up the church for this unique local experience. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Pfitzer, Director of Music at FPC (music@fpc-stow-... Read more

Boston Pride 2018

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 - 11:00AM

The Social Justice Council and the LGBTQ Awareness Task Force invite you to join us for Boston Pride on Saturday, June 9th. Last year we had a huge contingent that walked the full length of the parade route. This year, we are offering a different plan. We will attend the always inspirational pre-parade Pride service at 11 AM at the Arlington Street UU Church at 351 Boyleston Street, Boston. Following the service, those who are willing and able can march in the parade along with the Arlington Street Church contingent. Others may instead want to watch the parade and offer support to the... 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

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