News

This is a list of all news items, in reverse order of when they were posted.

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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

FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner for June

Friday, June 7th, 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, June 7, 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

FPC Community Yard Sale

Saturday, June 1st, 2019 - 9:00AM to 1:00PM
The FPC Community Yard Sale will take place Saturday, June 1 from 9 AM–1PM. There will be multiple sellers, offering a wide variety of items than are found at a typical household yard sale. Items are likely to include clothes, household wares, toys, sports equipment, and books. The sale will be held in the church parking lot, unless it rains, in which case it will be held indoors. Read more

FPC Annual Plant Saale

Sunday, May 12th, 2019 - 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Our Annual Plant Sale will take place in front of the carriage shed on Mother's Day—May 12th. The sale takes place rain or shine. DONATIONS: We ask FPC gardeners and lovers of the earth for plants—lots of plants! Please look around your property for plants to donate to the sale. Plants that are different or unusual are especially desirable, the kinds of plants that if they weren’t already in your yard or garden, you yourself would like to buy. We seek shrubs, small trees, ground cover, herbs, perennials, and vegetable or flowering plants you may have started. Drop off plants in the bays in... Read more

Installation of Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

Sunday, May 5th, 2019 - 3:00PM
The members of the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton invite you to join us as we celebrate the installation of the Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum as our settled minister. Sunday, May 5th at 3 PM. Clergy are invited to join us at 2:30 PM to robe and process. There are many exciting reasons you won't want to miss Rev. Cindy's installation— • Rev. Hank Peirce will be here marshalling in the minister’s procession • UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, will be preaching • Rev. Tom Rosiello will be giving the charge to the congregation • The FPC Choir will be premiering a new anthem that... Read more

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