News

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

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Mike+Ruthy (of the Mammals)

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 - 7:30PM

Mike Merenda and Ruthy Unger are Hudson Valley based songwriters who have made waves in the Americana world and beyond. In 2018 they reformed their seminal stringband The Mammals and released the self-produced, Sunshiner, which Tape-Op magazine called "some of the best folk-rock music you will ever hear." These two believe in the transformative power of a great live performance. 

Touring upwards of a 100 shows a year (with their two kids in tow), Mike and Ruthy also produce a bi-annual folk festival called The Hoot which the late Pete Seeger called "one of the best song... Read more

FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner for March

Friday, March 1st, 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, March 1, from 5:30-6:30 PM. The menu this month offers orange chicken pieces, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted mixed vegetables, salad, rolls/bread, and assorted desserts. 

There is no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut free, with... Read more

FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner for February

Friday, February 1st, 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, February 1, from 5:30-6:30 PM. The menu this month offers meatloaf (vegetarian option available), salad, mashed potatoes, peas, bread & butter, and dessert. There is no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut free, with gluten-free and dairy-... Read more

CHRISTMAS IN NEW ENGLAND: FPC Christmas Vespers

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 - 5:00PM

This year's annual Holiday Vesper Service at FPC will welcome our new settled minister, the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum, to Stow with a program titled Christmas in New England.

The service will feature music by New England composers, including Daniel Pinkham's interesting and iconic Christmas Cantata, Gwyneth Walker's Rejoice! for choir, brass quintet, and piano, and some of your favorite carols, hymns, and readings from this area.

Our FPC Adult Choir will be accompanied by Sanghee Kim on the piano and organ, and we will be joined by a brass quintet of students from Boston... Read more

The Kennedys

Saturday, December 1st, 2018 - 7:30PM

Pete and Maura Kennedy, perennial festival favorites. will bring energy and excitement to the New Revival Coffeehouse on Dec. 1. The Kennedys, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times.

Their music seamlessly weaves their influences over the last two decades: Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds,... Read more

FPC's 149th HARVEST FAIR

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - 9:30AM to 3:00PM

Fall is here. It is time to celebrate with the 149th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 13 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. Rain or shine! 

A full lunch and snacks will be available, as well as FPC’s “famous” apple pies and other homemade baked goods and preserves. A large variety of CDs, books and retro jewelry will be for sale, as well as gently used toys and games. The event will feature a moon bounce, crafts, games and prizes. Live music will also be featured. 

Proceeds benefit the church. Admission and parking are free. Held rain or shine. For information: 978-897... Read more

Family Open House

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - 10:00AM to 12:00PM

FPC is hosting a Family Open House event on Sunday, September 6, 6:30–8:30PM. Join us in our Community Room to learn more about all that First Parish Church has to offer. Tours will be available along with information about our Regligous Educaiton Program and the many Programs and Groups available. You will also be able to meet our new Minister—Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum. 

All are Welcome! Please invite others to join you!

Questions? Please contact Joleen Trotta, mdc@fpc-stow-acton.org.... Read more

Open House

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 - 6:30PM to 8:30PM

FPC is hosting an Open House event on Sunday, September 6, 6:30–8:30PM. Join us in our Community Room to learn more about all that First Parish Church has to offer. Tours will be available along with information on the many Programs and Groups available. You will also be able to meet our new Minister—Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum. 

All are Welcome! Please invite others to join you!

Questions? Please contact Joleen Trotta, mdc@fpc-stow-acton.org.... Read more

FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner

Friday, July 6th, 2018 - 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 its 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 6, from 5:30-6:30 PM. There is no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut free, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Dinner is held in our Fellowship Hall, doors open at 5 PM. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible. ... Read more

Das Ensemble Cantissimo

Friday, June 15th, 2018 - 7:00PM

Ensemble Cantissimo, a professional choir from Germany featuring 24 singers, is coming to Stow for a performance on a Northeast US tour which includes a performance as a featured ensemble in the Yale International Choral Festival in New Haven. Don't miss this chance to see a world class choir in Stow!

This concert is FREE and open to the public. Please invite your friends, and help us fill up the church for this unique local experience. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Pfitzer, Director of Music at FPC (music@fpc-stow-... Read more

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