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We are a community of adults, youth, and children seeking to deepen spiritually, to take care of one another, and to be a blessing to the world.

We are a school for compassion, gratitude, and generosity.

These are some of the things we care about at First Parish Church: We value spiritual depth, spiritual growth, and spiritual maturity. We value service to others, especially to those outside the walls of the church and to those in need. We value gen­er­os­ity and view increasing gen­er­os­ity as part of the spiritual life. We value being a “permission granting” church. By this we mean saying yes to new ideas and possibilities which are consistent with and further the mis­sion and values of the church. We value taking care of each other. We will be asked to take care of the members and friends of our community who are in need. We will receive care when we are in need.

As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we affirm and promote the principles of the UUA. As a Welcoming Congregation, we actively welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as full participants in the life of the church.

In other words, our congregation and our Unitarian Universalist faith are engaging, partici­pa­tory, and inclusive. All are welcome at this table. Join us!

 Congregation 15th anniversary

Welcoming Congregation, 15th anniversary (photo by Susan Fry)

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An Evening of Story Telling for Grown-ups, January 27    [ 01/02/2018 02:19 PM ]

Storytelling for Grown-ups is Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the vestry. We hope you’ll plan to join us! We’ve got a full slate of storytellers including featured guest, Rose Saia. Rose is a “Moth-style” true storyteller who has been featured at WGBH’s “Stories from the Stage”, The Life is Good Kids Foundation, the International Institute of New England’s Suitcase Stories, and at the legendary Brother Blue StorySpace. She is a two-time Moth and Massmouth StorySLAM winner and a Moth GrandSLAM 3rd place finalist. She’s a wonderful storyteller. Other storytellers include Clio Fisher, Eric Elbot, Hannah Tellier and Eric Fisher. We’re still seeking a few volunteers to help the night of the event. To volunteer please contact John Appleton, 508-572-6650. Otherwise, see you then and be sure to bring your friends!

Audio and Transcripts of Sermons at FPCoG    [ 12/13/2017 04:03 PM ]

Here are links to audio and (where available) transcripts of the most recent sermons at FPCoG. Earlier sermons this church year, and indeed all the available sermons going back to 2008, are linked from this page.

January 21, 2018: 365 Acts of Hope ( Audio )

January 14, 2018: The Redemptive Power of Love (Not an Easy Assignment) ( Audio )

January 7, 2018: Choose a Strong Word ( Audio )

December 24, 2017: Love Intentionally, Extravagantly ( Audio )

December 17, 2017: Joy Is an Act of Resistance, and Singing Too ( Audio )

December 10, 2017: Reading in Two Voices: “God Gave Me a Word” by Amy Petrie Shaw ( Audio ); Sermon: “Four Essen­tial Things” (Rev. Karen G. Johnston) ( Audio )


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