News

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

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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

FPC Guest Table, Community Dinner for May

Friday, May 3rd, 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, May 3, 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 vegetarian... Read more

Greg Greenway

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - 7:30PM

 

Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His “In the Name of Love,” a lead in to the U2 classic, “Pride,” was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.

He has been described as “one of the strongest,... Read more

Annual FPC Ferry Beach Retreat

Friday, April 26th, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, April 28th, 2019 (All day)

Our church retreat at Ferry Beach is fast approaching (April 26-28). For those of you who are not familiar with the retreat, this is a weekend spent with FPC family and friends in an idyllic location on the ocean in Saco, Maine.

For some, the opportunity to do nothing but relax is paramount, but for others participation in different workshops and activities is relaxation in itself. Either way, we extend a warm welcome to everyone to come join us this year.

If you have any questions

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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

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