We warmly invite visitors to First Parish and look forward to getting to know you!


Let’s connect!
Please fill out the connection form to sign up for the email bulletin or to receive more about First Parish including religious education and/or music programming.

We are so happy you found us at this most unusual time.  Rest assured that we remain an engaged, welcoming, and vibrant community even though we are unable to gather together in person.  In addition to Sunday worship we are offering online Spirit Talks, Lectio Divina, topic focused discussions and weekly knitting group among other virtual gathering

Want to find out more about us?  Please be in touch with us at membership@firstparish.info with any and all questions you may have about First Parish.  We want to get to know you!

Join Worship on Zoom Sundays at 10am.  During the service you’ll be invited to join a brief, small “greeting” group with four or five others.  A discussion topic is offered to make the 5-7 minute mingling easy.  After the service you can remain for 30 minutes of virtual coffee hour which is an excellent time to meet and chat informally with others.

When we meet in person, services are held every Sunday, starting at 10:00 am and running until 11:30 am. Following the service there is an informal “Coffee and Friendship Hour,” which is an excellent time to meet and chat with other members of the congregation. Please visit our Worship Services page for more information.

A Welcoming Congregation
First Parish is a proud member of the UU Association’s “Welcoming Congregation” program, which means we are committed to providing a warm and open environment to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. For further information on this program please visit the UUA’s Welcoming Congregation page.

Religious Education
First Parish has a vibrant Religious Education program. RE Director Tina Schultz works with a support team of paid staff and of volunteer teachers from within the congregation. Adult programs respond to congregational interests and are led by both professional staff and persons within the congregation.

Getting to Know Us
Perhaps one of the best ways to get to know our community is by participating in our activities beyond the Sunday morning service.  Some possibilities are attending Lectio Divina, sing in the choir, check out either of our Men’s Groups, or find your way to a Women’s Alliance Friday evening program. To see a greater range of activities, visit  Seeking Community.   As you feel part of more of our community, you may want to explore our many volunteer opportunities.   Not only will you have the satisfaction of helping the community, but it’s a great way to meet people with similar interests. For more information, visit our Volunteering section.

First Parish Membership
Have you been coming to First Parish for a while now, and feel ready to take the next step? Contact the Membership Committee (membership@firstparish.info) about the process for becoming a member. You will be asked to speak with our minister, and if you’re new to Unitarian Universalism or to First Parish, you’ll be encouraged to take the “New UU” course offered twice per year. Signing the membership book implies a commitment to the basic principles of Unitarian Universalism, as well as to First Parish and the larger community here at First Parish. Please visit our Path to Membership page for more information.

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