The Stewardship Drive for the Fiscal Year 2022 (July 2021 to June 2022) 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
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At this time, FPC’s buildings are closed, and we will hold no indoor worship services through at least the end of our fiscal year, June 30, 2021. FPC has assembled a COVID Planning Task Force, which has developed protocols and guidelines for holding other types of FPC-related events. Please continue reading below for more details.
Updated: November 30, 2020
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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
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.
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
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