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Opera On Tap Celebrates The Notorious RBG

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 - 7:00PM

FPC Music presents a streaming concert featuring Opera On Tap (OOT).  The concert theme is “OOT Celebrates: The Notorious RBG.”

Opera On Tap is a national organization that brings opera and classical music to bars and other unlikely venues.

Join us for a musical celebration of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, an avid opera fan and lifelong supporter of the arts. Singers share pieces from some of RBG’s favorite operas, as well as stories from her remarkable life. ... Read more

The FPC Spring Auction ~ Roaring Twenties ~ Now online for your shopping pleasure

Saturday, May 30th, 2020 - 12:00AM to Saturday, June 13th, 2020 - 12:00AM
Roaring Twenties

FPC’s on-line Spring Auction celebrating the Roaring ‘20s is here! While we can’t gather together for our usual riotous good time, we have found a way to make this year’s auction the bee’s knees!

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 30 at midnight and runs through Saturday, June 13 at 10 PM.  Bid early and often!  The on-line auction then will be capped off with a live auction event via Zoom on the evening of... Read more

Porch Party Mamas

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 - 7:30PM

Inspired by playing and singing each others songs at their own "porch parties", these established Boston area musicians and singer/songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues. They took their act on the road and "Porch Party Mamas" was born. 

All are seasoned players, each with their own pervasive individual music persona and critical accolades. Between them, they have shared the stage with a distinguished litany of artists, including Willie Nelson, the Indigo Girls and Lyle Lovett.

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Swing Cafe

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 - 7:30PM


Swing Cafe is an acoustic swing, jazz, and rockabilly band that plays around New England at parties, clubs and concerts. The band combines lead and harmony vocals, archtop guitar, mandolin, bass and drums.

The band's love of the material, drawn largely from pop standards of the 30s, 40s and 50s, is obvious from the first downbeat. First rate musicians all, Swing Cafe's fun, classy stage presence and easy repartee are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Tickets are $20 at the door and $17 in advance at... Read more

Christmas Eve Services, 4 & 9 PM

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 - 4:00PM
Join us for our Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, December 24th. All are welcome! We are located in the heart of Stow at 353 Great Road. Our facility is wheelchair accessible and we have two accessible (or disability) parking spaces at the entrance to Fellowship Hall (glass doors). 4 PM Family Service Our family-friendly Christmas Eve service features an impromptu live pageant where all children are invited to participate, carols, and stories, with a candle-lighting time at the end. 9 PM Traditional Service Our evening Christmas Eve service is full of readings and carols, quiet times and... Read more

An Evening of Caroling

Sunday, December 15th, 2019 - 4:00PM to 6:30PM
This year, instead of our usual Christmas Vespers, we're having a special evening of caroling with the FPC Choir and our music director, Mike Pfitzer. We'll begin at the church at 4 PM and sing for a while, beginning with a couple of selections from our choir, then head out to bring music to some places in the community, and return back to Fellowship Hall around 5:45 for refreshments and a few final songs, finishing around 6:30. The entire community is invited. Families with children and youth are encouraged to attend. Read more

The Rough & Tumble

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 - 7:30PM


The Rough & Tumble are as easy to detect as a stray dog on your doorstep-- and as difficult to send home.  The dumpster-folk, thriftstore-Americana duo, consisting of Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler, have been hobbling around the country in their 16 camper since 2015, when their Nashville landlord left them without heat during an ice storm for 12 days.  Then she tried to hike the rent.  Enough was enough, and The Rough & Tumble gave their 30 days notice at their jobs and their lease, sold most of what they owned, and hopped into... Read more

Benefit Concert for Rev. Ilene Tompkins-Gillispie

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 - 7:30PM
The Friends of Ilene Tompkins-Gillispie will host a benefit concert for her on Saturday, September 14th at FPC. Ilene, a previous intern minister at FPC, has been diagnosed with a chronic tissue disease (EDS) and also recently underwent brain surgery. Due to her illnesses she had to leave her position as a UU minister in Brevard, N.C. and this event has been organized to help with her expenses. Hosting the concert will be singer Jim Scott. The evening will celebrate the music of Pete Seeger, including some of Pete’s well-loved favorites, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", "If I Had a Hammer... Read more

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Here at First Parish Church we really care about making a difference in the world and are hosting our very first “Make a Difference Day.” We invite the community—people of all ages to participate in fun projects that will help those in need and help to transform our world! Join us on Saturday, September 7 from 10 am – noon.

We begin our day with family musician and climate change activist Fred Small performing at 10 am. This concert is for all ages! In addition to the concert, we will have a wide variety of social action activities designed for adults as well as families. Please... Read more

FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner for July

Friday, July 5th, 2019 - 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, July 5, 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 is held in our Fellowship Hall, doors open at 5 PM. Our facilities are wheelchair... Read more