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FPC Auction 2024 – Olympic Games!

Saturday, April 13th, 2024 - 6:30PM to 9:30PM


The Online Auction opens on April 7th and runs through April 17th on Auctria – watch for the link!

The Live Auction: Saturday, April 13th, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at FPC

Gather to socialize and partake in light snacks, wine, beer, and soft drinks in the Vestry.  Be challenged with games in the Community Room. Then join up in Fellowship Hall to get down to business (and fun!) of bidding. Childcare will be provided.

The auction is our... Read more

Film Screening and Discussion of Anima

Friday, February 9th, 2024 - 6:45PM

The Arts Committee of First Parish Church of Stow and Acton presents a screening and audio experience of "Anima". In a short musical film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead scores and stars in a mind-bending visual piece. 

We will experience the film two ways—
First by listening to the film with the use of audio descriptions with the music. 
Then by viewing the film and listening to the music. 

We will discuss both experiences, comparing what we created in our heads with what we saw, in hopes that we gain more understanding... Read more

Still Here: A Benefit Concert for the Interfaith Partnership for Refugee Resettlement

Sunday, February 4th, 2024 - 4:00PM

Music of Sorrow, Resilience, and Joy, for clarinet and piano. A sonic exploration of the various shades and colors of sorrow, joy, and resilience – and the ways in which they can intimately intertwine.

Jonathan Russell, clarinet + bass clarinet
Solon Gordon, piano

Admission free. Suggested donation $5-$40. Purchase advanced tickets here.

Join us at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton on Feb. 4th at 4pm for a... Read more

Small Group Ministry (SGM) Registration Extended

Sunday, January 21st, 2024 - 8:00PM

SGM registration has been extended to Sunday January 21st!

Get to know some great people! SGM forms groups of 8-10 people who meet for 2 hours monthly over a year for facilitated discussions on topics designed to increase our awareness of ourselves and connections to each other. No preparation needed.
Seeking additional co-facilitators. Training provided.

For more information or to register click the link below.

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Mike+Ruthy Return to New Revival

Saturday, January 20th, 2024 - 7:30PM

New Revival is pleased to announce the return of Mike+Ruthy of the Mammals to our stage, on Saturday Jan. 20, 2024.

Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar have recorded and performed their exquisite, original folk music together for two decades as the duo Mike+Ruthy and with their seminal folk rock quintet The Mammals. They make their home in the lush Hudson River Valley of New York where they and friends host their... Read more

Family Dance at FPC

Saturday, January 20th, 2024 - 1:00PM to 3:00PM

First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC) invites the community to our first annual Valentine's Family Dance, to take place on Saturday, January 20th, from 1–3 p.m. Children are invited to bring their favorite adult(s) for dancing, a Valentine's Day card craft, and a sweet treat. Tickets are $20 (for one child and their adult guest) and $5 per additional family member. Tickets will be available at the door (cash or check only). 

You can also go to and pay the fee in advance... Read more

In the Beginning: A Solstice Celebration

Sunday, December 17th, 2023 - 5:00PM

First Parish Church of Stow & Acton will present a solstice celebration on Sunday, December 17. FPC Music Director Chris Hossfeld will be joined by accompanist Trevor Berens, the FPC Choir, and a special guest, soprano Jessica Tunick Berens. All are welcome.

The event will be a multi-faith service with seasonal music, and will include a rarely-performed choral piece titled “In the Beginning” by Relly Raffman based on a poem by Dylan Thomas. Raffman had a background in jazz, and for many years taught, conducted and composed music at Clark University in Worcester.

The... Read more