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FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner for May

Friday, May 6th, 2022 - 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 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 6, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 PM. There is no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut free, with vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Dinner will be held in various rooms to ensure we keep social distancing. The doors open at 5 PM. Our... Read more

An American in Poland to help Ukrainians

Saturday, April 16th, 2022 - 8:00AM
An American in Poland to help Ukrainians

On March 8, Jon Mills moved from his North Carolina home to Poland to help Ukrainians displaced by the war in any way he could. He’ll tell us about his experience at the next virtual Saturday Morning Breakfast, hosted by First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC), on Saturday, April 16, at 8:05 a.m.

At first he wasn’t sure what he could do, but he decided he’d figure it out when he got there. At this point, Mills says, “I’ve done anything from going to border crossings and bringing refugees back to Warsaw, to... Read more

Making a Children’s Picture Book Explained

Saturday, March 19th, 2022 - 8:00AM

Have you ever wondered how children's picture books are created? At the next virtual Saturday Morning Breakfast, hosted by First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC), local children's author Casey W. Robinson will share a behind-the-scenes look at the creative and publishing process behind her picture book “Iver and Ellsworth,” including the local landmark that inspired the story. Kids are welcome! Robinson’s talk will take place on Saturday, March 19, at 8:05 a.m.

The Saturday Morning Breakfast series is led by FPC member Jeff Brown. To access this event, go to ... Read more

SGM Registration for 2022

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 - 12:45PM to Sunday, January 16th, 2022 - 1:00PM

Time to sign up for Small Group Ministry for 2022!

We are forming new groups of 8-10 people who will meet monthly, starting in February, with a trained facilitator to discuss a session topic. The topics are chosen to provide an opportunity for Intimacy and Ultimacy - increasing awareness of yourself and connections to other group members. We encourage existing participants to join again, either in the same or in a new group, and particularly welcome those new to the program or new to the church. This is an excellent way to become part of this beloved community.

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FPC has Technical Assistant postions open!

Sunday, December 12th, 2021 - 1:00AM

 

The First Parish Church of Stow and Action, a Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregation, is hiring for two positions of Technology Assistant.  The Technology Assistant is responsible for running camera, sound, and streaming platform (Zoom, Facebook Live, or Youtube Live) during the Sunday worship service(s).  The position is an average of 3 hours/week and pays $18/hr.  Interested applicants should send resumes and cover letters or a brief description of relevant experience to the Rev. Cynthia Landrum at minister@fpc-stow-... Read more

FPC Holiday Gift Drive

Sunday, November 7th, 2021 - 9:00AM to Saturday, December 4th, 2021 - 2:00PM

Every year, FPC collects holiday gifts for the guests of two domestic violence shelters. Santa’s elves will continue on with this tradition this year, although with a few changes due to COVID-19.

Background

For more than 15 years, our FPC community has stepped up to buy gifts for children, women and men who are fleeing domestic violence. We started first assisting Renewal House, a shelter for women and children in Roxbury which is connected to the UU Urban Ministry, and on whose board our former minister Tom Rosiello served. When Diane Miller took over... Read more

FPC Auction 2021 – It's Pajama Party Time!

Saturday, May 15th, 2021 - 6:30PM

FPC’s on-line Spring Auction "Pajama Party" is here! While we can’t gather together for our usual infectious good time, we have found a way to make this year’s auction the best virtual pillow fight ever!

This year, we bring you two new and exciting opportunities to buy cool stuff, support the church and join in fellowship with our community.   First, the on-line auction launches Saturday, May 3 at midnight and runs through Tuesday, May 18th at 8 PM.  Bid early and often!  The on-line auction then will be capped off with a live auction event via Zoom on the... Read more

Joe Jencks in a Streaming Concert at New Revival

Saturday, March 27th, 2021 - 7:30PM

Coming to the New Revival Coffeehouse on March 27: Joe Jencks, a 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago.

Having penned several #1 folksongs, including the ever-relevant Lady of the Harbor, Jencks is also co-founder of the harmony trio, Brother Sun. 

Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives... Read more

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