This is a list of all news items, in reverse order of when they were posted.
Would you like to know more about the church’s budget? Curious about how the budget gets constructed? What the difference is between operating and capital expenses? Come to an information meeting hosted by Gib Metcalf, Finance Chair, along with Nancy Friedrichs, Treasurer to learn more about planning the current budget for this year. We’ll also explore pressures on the budget and anticipated needs in future budgets. We’ll meet at 10:10 after the 9 am service on Sunday, March 27 in the Parsonage SGM room. See you there.... Read more
Delicious Cajun Food and music by our very own Jazz Band.
The food will be cooked for us by the Alternative Spring Break Group from Pine Manor College.
There will also be some special activities for children.
Fun For All Ages!
Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 each or $25 per family, so come join us for a wonderful night of great food, great music and great times!
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The Stewardship Drive for the Fiscal Year 2021 (July 2020 to June 2021) is up and running! Please join us in helping FPC support the activities and good work you are doing for our children, our congregation, and the wider community! You can make your online pledge here at [link]. We are looking for 100% participation this year. Thank you from the Stewardship Team (Roy Miller, Rachelle Reisberg, Rick Gentilman, co-chairs). Pledge Here!... Read more
The Apple Pie Project is a GO for fall 2020! As with everything else during a pandemic, some adjustments will need to be made…so please read the descriptions below to understand how we plan to make the Apple Pie Project happen as safely as possible. Signing up for tasks is ESSENTIAL this year, as we have broken many tasks that people use to just "show up for" into shifts to ensure safe social distancing. Please sign up here.
Dough... Read more
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... Read more
From March 3 to April 22 (Earth Day) this year we're inviting FPC members to participate in a special commitment to the earth sponsored by our Climate Task Force and Rev. Cindy. “Seven Weeks for the Seventh Principle” invites you to make a seven-week commitment to a personal action that will reduce carbon emissions. We'll share ideas every week in the order of service, or you can find your own. The full list of ideas we'll be sharing appears here.
With the current discussion in our larger society on the “Green New Deal,” we think this time period... Read more
Our present church, constructed in 1848, is directly descended from the original “meeting house”, built in the 1680’s, concurrent with the founding of Stow (at that time Pompositticut Plantation). First Parish Church, now meeting house, has grown, as has the region, and now provides a liberal spiritual home to many residents of Stow and the surrounding towns.
As our congregation and programs have expanded, so have our physical needs. We have recently completed a major restoration and construction Capital Project. The church building received a new roof, exterior painting, improved... Read more