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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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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*.

Mother's Day Walk For Peace

5/12/24: Five Points Cluster Participating in Louis D. Brown Peace Institute 28th Mother’s Day Walk for Peace (8:00 a.m.)

Mother's Day Walk For Peace

Members of Five Points Cluster congregations are participating in the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s 28th Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on May 12, 2024.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2024 (8:00 a.m.)

Where:  1565 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02122

Donations to the Five Points Cluster team are being accepted through https://www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org.

Add it to your calendar through: Events

 


The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace (MDW4P) is a beloved Boston tradition honoring the lives of our loved ones who have been murdered. It is the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s (LDBPI) largest fundraising event to grow and sustain our services, advocacy and training.

This year’s theme is ‘Cultivating Cycles of Peace.’ In our society, we are constantly looped into cycles of violence that overshadow the transformative power of peace. We have the agency to cultivate these cycles by empowering survivors, supporting returning citizens and their families and investing in Generation Peace, the young people shaping the world.

We invite you to walk with us this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2024, as we Cultivate Cycles of Peace in our communities. With your help, we can reach our goal of $600,000 together!”

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4/14/24 (10:30 a.m.): “Article II Sermon Series: Equity” – Five Points Cluster Shared Service hosted by Unitarian Church of Sharon, 4 North Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067

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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 Unitarian Church of Sharon.

Family Worship Service begins at 10:00 a.m. Adult Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. in-person and on-line through Zoom.

“10:00 AM Family Worship: Lessons from the Great Story Part I: Where does Creativity Come from? 

Last month we introduced the Great Story of the Universe through the lens of a creation story. Creation stories can offer us a sense of identity and provide us with life lessons.  So what can we glean from it? This week is part I of Lessons from the Great Story

10:30 AM Worship: Creating Fairness in the Land of Plenty

Article II Sermon Series: Equity

Today we continue our sermon series on our UU values as described in our newly proposed Article II of our UUA Bylaws, by exploring the value of Equity. The bylaw revision declares: ‘every person has the right to flourish with inherent dignity and worthiness.’ What does equity have to do with inherent worth and dignity? Rev. Jolie preaching.”

 

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

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4/7/24: Worship Services at Five Points Cluster Congregations

4/7/24: Worship Services at Five Points Cluster Congregations

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

 

https://FivePointsCluster.org/congregations

We are Unitarian Universalist congregations in southeastern Massachusetts.

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4/6/24: Deeper Than The Skin Concert at Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703-1745 (7:00 p.m.)

 

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“Murray Church is happy to present Deeper than the Skin: ‘Deeper Than the Skin’ is an experience of singing and listening… of experiencing a connection so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry and reconsider what you know about our history. It’s an invitation to open your heart and mind to a story of shared humanity that resonates with your own.”

More information is available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deeper-than-the-skin-a-musical-presentation-on-race-in-america-tickets-821925801197.