6/1/24: Canton Pride Day at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton (1:00 p.m.)

Canton Pride Day

at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton, Massachusetts

Saturday, June 1
1 – 3 PM

“First Parish UU-Canton once again is pleased to partner with the Town of Canton’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (CDEI) to host the Town of Canton’s Pride Day Event!”

  • The event will occur on the church lawn (if weather is poor, it will move into the Parish Hall)
  • Featured singer performer will be Jack Colton McGrath, who is a local member of the LGBTQI+ community and who also has appeared on American Idol!
  • There will be other youth singers and local speakers, PRIDE flags, and PRIDE inspired food snacks!

Location: 1508 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021

 

Please visit https://www.FPUUCanton.org for additional details.

 

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Summer Worship Services at Five Points Cluster Congregations

Summer Worship Services and Events at Five Points Cluster Congregations

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Join the Five Points Cluster congregations in Southeastern Massachusetts, including churches from Attleboro, Braintree, Brockton, Canton, Foxborough, North Easton, Sharon, and Stoughton, for Worship Services and events!

https://FivePointsCluster.org/congregations

We are Unitarian Universalist congregations in southeastern Massachusetts.

UUBraintree

5/26/24 (10:30 a.m.): “Coping With Rejection In Beloved Community” – Five Points Cluster Shared Service hosted by All Souls Church of Braintree, 196 Elm Street, Braintree, MA 02184-1801

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The Five Points Cluster congregations choose a specific Sunday once every month or so where we gather to share worship together at one of our churches. It is a wonderful way to experience different kinds of worship, get to know our neighbors and siblings in faith, and offer hospitality to one another.

 

This Worship Service will be hosted by All Souls Church of Braintree.


Five Points Cluster Shared Service

“Coping with rejection in beloved community

Life is partly made up of discarded things and discarded people and we can try to find beauty in this complicated tapestry of life while healing through connection. Our connections with each other will help us survive the future as a community, a country and as a species.”

 

This service will be held in-person and through  Zoom.

The Zoom link to join us is: https://zoom.us/j/96571006038

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Meeting ID: 965 7100 6038​

 

Please visit www.allsoulsbraintreechurch.org for details.

UUCanton

6/8/24 (1:00 p.m.): Spirituality and Social Justice Film Conversation at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton, 1508 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021-2267

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Spirituality and Social Justice Film Conversation (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
“We’ll honor Pride Month by viewing and discussing ‘For the Bible Tells Me So'”

 

This event will be hosted by First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton

 

Please visit https://FPUUCanton.org for details.

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5/26/24 (10:30 a.m.): “Public Memory, Creative Art, and Theology” – Five Points Cluster Shared Service hosted by First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton, 1508 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021-2267

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UPDATE: This service will not be available via Zoom and All Soul’s Braintree will be hosting the Five Points Cluster Shared Worship Service. (as of May 20, 2024)


 

The Five Points Cluster congregations choose a specific Sunday once every month or so where we gather to share worship together at one of our churches. It is a wonderful way to experience different kinds of worship, get to know our neighbors and siblings in faith, and offer hospitality to one another.

 

This Worship Service will be hosted by First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton

 

Led by Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh

Five Points Cluster Shared Service

As we honor Memorial Day, how can we broaden our reflection on the theological meaning of public memory as conveyed through public creative art? What role do public ritual and public art play in trauma responsiveness and in cultivating our social and spiritual moral imaginations?


This service will be virtual only on Zoom.

The Zoom link to join us is: https://zoom.us/j/95664457049?pwd=RjBpWERkZWllQjk4TjJ4YnVNQ1NqZz09

Or by phone 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 956 6445 7049
Passcode: 607303 “

 

Please visit https://FPUUCanton.org for details.*

May 15, 2024: Veterans For Peace Event in Canton

5/15/24: Veterans For Peace at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton (7:00 p.m.)

May 15, 2024: Veterans For Peace Event in Canton

Update: “The Veterans Walk for Peace was originally scheduled to stop in Canton at First Parish tonight, but the location was changed to the Friends Meeting House, 26 Benvenue Street, in Wellesley at 7PM (presentation) tonight (6PM potluck) instead due to a need for larger accommodations.”

On May 15, 2024, First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Canton is hosting Veterans for Peace in their march from Maine to Washington, D.C. They are hosting a potluck supper at 6:00 p.m. and then a forum at 7:00 p.m. that night at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Canton. You are welcome to join us.

 

Please visit https://www.FPUUCanton.org for details.

Peace Walk 2024: Massachusetts Route

https://fivepointscluster.org/events/

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5/4/24: “Picking Up Stones: An American Jew Wakes to a Nightmare” at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton (7:00 p.m.)

A “one-woman show by Sandra Laub performing in multiple voices the issues at heart in the Middle East. This show sold out in Rhode Island when performed there, and we are anticipating that for its showing in Canton as well where we are only offering 100 tickets for advance sale (not at the door). You can see more information in the attached flyers, and we hope you publicize it in your respective congregations with those who might be interested and find it a valuable opportunity for processing. For those who need to know this, we will have security present, and we are located directly next to the Canton police station. We are circulating this in limited circles, however – and the Canton synagogues are on board with this happening.”

 

Please visit https://www.FPUUCanton.org for additional details.

Tickets: here

 

May 4, 2024, Picking Up Stones play in Canton (7:00 p.m.)

https://fivepointscluster.org/events/

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4/27/24: Five Points Cluster Planning Meeting (9:30 a.m.)

4/27/24: Five Points Cluster Planning Meeting (9:30 a.m.)

 

There will be a Five Points Cluster Planning Meeting at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The meeting will be held on Zoom.us. Please contact your Five Points Cluster Coordinator for the Zoom link and password. 

 

 

April 27, 2024 BOLA Dinner & Raffle

4/27/24: BOLA 2024 Dinner & Raffle at First Parish of Stoughton, MA, 790 Washington Street, Stoughton, MA 02072-2940 (6:00 p.m.)

BOLA 2024 Dinner & Raffle at First Parish of Stoughton, MA, 790 Washington Street, Stoughton, MA 02072-2940.

April 27, 2024 BOLA Dinner & Raffle

Details: “‘Bola’ is First Parish’s annual Dinner & Raffle event. No one knows exactly where the name Bola came from, but we suspect it’s related to the ‘Tombola’ raffles that are popular at small-town fetes in England.

What does it look like at First Parish Stoughton? Dinner with a lot of fun and many chances to win prizes. One thing that makes Bola distinct is that if your raffle ticket wins a prize, it goes back into the basket and could win again! (Theoretically, one single ticket could win all the prizes! Though we’ve never seen that actually happen, we’ve seen plenty of instances where the same ticket won multiple prizes in a night.)

Bola 2024 will be April 27 at 6:00pm.

  • Dinner tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up; $7 for ages 12 and under

  • Dinner reservation deadline is Monday April 22

  • Dinner is a Pasta Blowout! Different kinds of pasta and sauce, Salad, Bread, and Dessert

  • Contact the office at 781-344-6800, office@firstparishstoughton.org BY APRIL 22 to make a reservation (be sure to indicate how many tickets, whether adult or kid tickets, and whether meat eater or vegetarian)

  • Raffle tickets are $1 each, 3 for $2, or 6 for $5 and are sold prior to as well as on the night of the BOLA dinner

More information is available here: https://firstparishstoughton.org/bola/

 

For upcoming events in the Five Points Cluster congregations, please visit the calendar of events at https://fivepointscluster.org/events/.

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4/17/24 (1:30 p.m.): Church Tour at Unity Church of North Easton, 13 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356-1498.

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Unity Church of North Easton is offering weekly tours to the public. To take full advantage of the sunshine that highlights the La Farge Angel of Help window, tours are scheduled for Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.

Registration is requested by calling the church office at 508-238-6373. Tours can be scheduled on other days if needed.

Please visit https://www.unitychurchofnortheaston.org for details and to schedule a tour.

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If you’re interested in the 1886 “Angel of Help” window, or the church’s other stained glass window by John La Farge, please read “TWO AMERICAN MASTERPIECES: La Farge Windows in North Easton, Massachusetts” by Robin Neely in Stained Glass: Quarterly of the Stained Glass Association of America Volume 102, Number 1 – Spring 2007*.