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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,... 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 - 12:00AM to Sunday, April 28th, 2019 - 12:00AM

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.

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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... 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... Read more

Community Vigil for Tree of Life Synagogue

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 - 5:00PM to 6:00PM

The Board of Trustees invites you to join fellow FPC members and friends in a vigil on the lawn in front of FPC. We will hold this vigil in honor of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh PA who lost 11 precious members to a violent shooter on Saturday. Please feel free to bring a candle; if you don't have one, we will have one waiting for you. Please join us in pain and in healing. Read more

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