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TWO SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICES, SUNDAY 16 JULY AND SUNDAY 6 AUGUST
16 JULY, 8:30 A.M.: TRADITIONAL QUAKER WORSHIP AT OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE
Did you know that the Quaker Meeting House at OSV came from Bolton? When the Friends (Quaker) Meeting disbanded in the 1950's, its remaining members donated the historic building to the Village. Fully restored, it allows visitors to learn about alternative religious practices in early New England. "Meeting for Worship" at OSV is magical! Sitting in the pews hewn by our ancestors in faith, the only sounds are those of a small nineteenth century town awaking, or the thoughts worshippers are moved to share. Though it is spent mostly in silent reflection, the hour flies by. Afterward, we repair to the Oliver Wight Tavern for what is simply the best Sunday brunch in Massachusetts! If you haven't attended this annual event or haven't been for a while, reserve the date now! You shouldn’t miss it! Brunch includes bagels and muffins, fruit, waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, omelets made to order, chef-prepared entrees and salads, a carving station, and desserts!
IF YOU GO:
* Plan on leaving Bolton NO LATER than 7:30 a.m. Car-pooling is recommended. The fastest route is 495 to 290 to the Mass Pike to Route 20.
* Park in the upper part of the parking lot, near the security building and enter by the gate there. The meeting house is the first building on the left.
* Bring your children! If they grow restless in the service, you can stroll down the lane to see the farm animals.
* The brunch (all you can eat) costs $26.50 for adults, $21 for ages 65 and up, $10 for children, tax and tip included. Children 3 and under eat for free.
* Spend the day at OSV! We will have a few free passes available.
* Please RVSP to the church office if you plan on attending: email@example.com.
SUNDAY 6 AUGUST, 10 A.M.: SERVICE UNITING SEVEN "FIRST" CHURCHES
The Unitarian-Universalist Church of Stow and Acton
The sanctuary is always crowded for this annual service that brings together members of the UUA churches in Bolton, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Littleton, and Stow. This year, David Payne is the worship leader and Ted Johnson directs music. First Parish, Bolton, usually boasts the largest contingent of attendees! It's an inspiring service, and it's a delight to be with congregants from our sister churches. A large choir sings for the service and will rehearse at 9 a.m. Lavish refreshments follow!