News

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

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Annual FPC Ferry Beach Retreat

Friday, April 29th, 2022 - 12:00AM to Sunday, May 1st, 2022 - 12:00AM

As Covid fades a bit, we are once again able to gather on the beautiful south coast of Maine for our Spring Retreat at Ferry Beach Retreat and Conference Center. We will spend two nights, share 4 meals, enjoy workshops and activities run by friendly volunteers. and join together in worship. It will be a time of friendship, community and recalibration.
 

Here are the important details:
 
Dates: April 29 - May 1, 2022

Place: Ferry Beach Retreat and

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Holiday Sing-Along with the FPC Choir

Sunday, December 5th, 2021 - 7:30AM

Join the FPC Choir on YouTube at 5:00p on Sunday, December 5th for a very fun and informal sing of carols, holiday tunes, and other favorite anthems of the choir. We are joined by a guest cellist and will be singing from our sanctuary! You will be able to view us at the following link, which will stay live after the performance for folks to watch later. Feel free to share with friends, family, and anyone looking for some live music from their homes. 

https://youtu.be/sUGrh1SQdnY Read more

Welcome Our New Minister

Rev. Cindy

On Sunday, May 20th, FPC held a special meeting to vote on calling the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum as our new settled minister.  After a very thoughtful discussion, the vote was held. 160 members were present and we successfully voted to call Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum to be our new settled minister. And she accepted! 

We look forward to welcoming Rev. Cindy and family in August. Until then, much will be taking place over the summer, as FPC transitions to a new ministry. 

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum comes to us from serving a 14-year ministry with the... Read more

FPC COVID Guidelines and Protocols

At this time, FPC’s buildings are open to approved people and groups. Depending on the progress of the pandemic. FPC has assembled a COVID Planning Task Force, which has developed protocols and guidelines for holding other types of FPC-related events. Please continue reading below for more details.

Updated: March 23, 2022


March 2022 Update

440 Gypsy Jazz - Toe-tapping Snappy Hot Jazz

Saturday, February 4th, 2023 - 7:30PM

440 Gypsy Jazz is a quartet that expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.  They play danceable swing standards from the era of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Benny Goodman, as well as originals from the band.

Sometimes called gypsy swing, jazz manouche or hot club style jazz, gypsy jazz originated in the 1930’s in Paris with Reinhardt and Grappelli’s band Quintette du Hot Club de Paris, and is... Read more

20th Anniversary Peace Vigil on Nov. 17

Thursday, November 17th, 2022 - 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Our Peace Vigil that takes place each Thursday night along Stow Common was started 20 years ago, on Nov. 26, 2002, by FPC member Neil Saunders, in response to the imminent Gulf War. “It was a cold November night,” Saunders recalls, “and we huddled together holding candles and a few homemade signs. It was our way of sending out a clear message that instead of sending American troops to fight a deadly war in Iraq, we believed every effort should be made to resolve the dispute peacefully through negotiation and diplomacy.”

The vigil, still led by Saunders, now takes place each... Read more

2022 FPC Holiday Gift Drive

Saturday, November 5th, 2022 - 9:00AM to Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 - 2:00PM

Every year, FPC collects holiday gifts for the guests of two domestic violence shelters. Santa’s elves will continue on with this tradition this year, although with a few changes due to COVID-19.

Background

For more than 15 years, our FPC community has stepped up to buy gifts for children, women and men who are fleeing domestic violence. We started first assisting Renewal House, a shelter for women and children in Roxbury which is connected to the UU Urban Ministry, and on whose board our former minister Tom Rosiello served. When Diane Miller took over... Read more

Pamela Means presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History and Present Day

Saturday, October 29th, 2022 - 7:30PM

Part-performance and part-presentation, this family-friendly public event explores the origin stories and lineages of protest songs, how their meanings and effects continue to transform through time and space, and how they have inspired—and continue to inspire—movements and cultural shifts within the realms of racial and social justice.

In addition, Pamela also shares her own experiences with becoming an artist and using her voice. A curated rotating assortment of original songs and select, recognizable covers are... Read more

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