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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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Kaitlin Kramer’s Reading    [ 06/10/2018 05:18 PM ]

On Sunday June 10 Kaitlin read a short piece she had written for the youth-led Soulful Service earlier this month. It was titled “We In This Earth We Share” and you can listen to it here.

Roster of Summer 2017 Services Is Online    [ 06/08/2018 10:58 AM ]

Thanks to Pat Fairchild for organizing the summer services this year. Read about them here.

Memorial Service for June Adams Johnson    [ 06/05/2018 06:49 PM ]

A celebration of June’s life was held on Saturday June 2, 2018, at First Parish. Follow the links below for the order of service and for audio of the testamonials and reflections spoken by June’s colleagues, friends, and family.

Audio and Transcripts of Sermons at FPCoG    [ 05/20/2018 01:48 PM ]

Here are links to audio and (where available) transcripts of the most recent sermons at FPCoG. All the available sermons going back to 2008 are linked from this page.

June 17, 2018: Love the Hell Out of this World (Matt Meyer) ( Audio )

May 27, 2018: Keep That as a Smooth Stone ( Audio )

May 20, 2018: Reflections on interna­tional re­settle­ment by Laura Wool, Rogers Muyanja

May 13, 2018: A Great and Common Tenderness ( Audio )

May 6, 2018: Awakening (Nick Maciel) ( Audio )

>> All of 2018’s sermons


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