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Special Piano Concert Featuring Acton Youth Julian Grabarek

Friday, May 9th, 2014 - 7:00PM

The First Parish Church of Stow and Acton will host a special piano concert featuring Julian Grabarek, performing pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, and Bach.  Julian is a youth attendee of the church who will be traveling to Europe with The New England Conservatory of Music Orchestra this summer and is performing the concert to raise funds to pay for travel expenses.  Donations to support his trip will be gratefully accepted.  ... Read more

Annual FPC Ferry Beach Retreat

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - 5:00PM to Sunday, April 27th, 2014 - 1:00PM

Held at the Ferry Beach UU Camp and Conference Center on Saco Bay in southern Maine. The retreat is a great opportunity to have fun, relax, reflect, and connect.  We especially encourage those who are new to FPC or who have not been to the retreat previously to join us this year!

If you would like to be part of the retreat committee, have an idea for a group activity, or have any questions please contact Marget Tucker and Linda Layer at

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Ferry Beach Retreat April 25 - 27, 2014

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - 12:15PM

Join us Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 27, for our annual FPC Retreat at Ferry Beach in Maine. Registration forms are available during coffee hour and online. This year’s theme is "mindfulness." Our Ferry Beach retreat is a fun, relaxing weekend of learning new things (or not) and getting to know each other better. Typical activities include early morning meditation, yoga, a pick-up choir that sings at Sunday service, and a Saturday evening bonfire, to name just a few. Or feel free to spend the weekend walking the beach or woods,... Read more

Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 - 7:30AM

“Becky Tracy's fiddling is strong and expressive, whether she's singing out a melody, weaving in a harmony or providing a rhythmic riff. Keith Murphy not only plays superbly on mandolin, guitar, piano, and on his feet (providing foot percussion); he also has a fine singing voice.”

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Pete Seeger Memorial Sing-a-Long

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 - 3:00PM

Everyone is invited to celebrate the life of beloved folk singer Pete Seeger with a sing-a-long of his famous songs on Saturday, Feb. 15th at 3:00 pm in the church sanctuary.   Lyrics will be provided and all ages and abilities are welcome.  If you have an instrument you’d like to play, please bring it.  If you have a favorite song you’d like to sing, or would like more information, contact Susan Avery at 978-263-0154 or  Our sanctuary is wheelchair accessible.  The church... Read more

The New Revival Coffeehouse Presents: The Goodtime String Band

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 - 8:00PM

The group plays bluegrass, swing, honky-tonk and danceable fiddle tunes by artists such as Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, Django Reinhardt, The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show.  Doors open 7:30.  Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at door.... Read more

Goodtime Stringband

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 - 8:00PM

“The group plays bluegrass, swing, honky-tonk and danceable fiddle tunes by artists such as Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, Django Reinhardt, The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show.”

"What a wonderful group of musicians. Great talent, personalities and fun.  I would... Read more

War on Whistleblowers Movie and Discussion

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - 7:00PM

The Social Justice Committee of the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton would like to invite you to a showing and discussion of the 1 hr. video, The War on Whistleblowers, November 12th at 7 pm.  Due to construction at the church, this event is being hosted at the Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason St., Maynard.  The video features interviews with whistleblowers and journalists about the unprecedented attacks on whistleblowers and the suppression of mainstream media.  This video is not available through the usual media channels.  All are welcome and... Read more