Jars of spring water are not enough anymore.

Take us down to the river.

— Rumi


Groton Community Dinners

First Parish Church of Groton is a founder of the Groton Community Dinners program.

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!

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Summer Services for 2014    [ 07/02/2014 01:01 PM ]

The summer 2014 schedule is posted. One week remaining.

Some of you have asked about the materials from Jack Wool’s talk last week. Here they are.

SJCC Wants Your Input on Outreach Collections    [ 06/21/2014 04:46 PM ]

The Social Justice Coordinating Council (SJCC) wants members of FPCoG to know about the availability of the Outreach Collection Request form for the next church year. You can fill out the form online at


or you can download a copy of the form to print and fill out by hand at


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Video Compilation of Stills from the Coming of Age Ceremony    [ 06/09/2014 08:58 PM ]

There was hardly a dry eye in the house on Sunday June 1 at the Coming of Age ceremony. Now you can relive the bittersweet through Bob Lotz's photographs, arranged in video form. Follow this link to the Members area and thence to the video at SmugMug. You will need a password for the Members area and also for SmugMug. If you don't have them, please email the webmaster (an email link appears at the bottom of each page on the website).

Photos: Kids Creating Cairns    [ 06/02/2014 04:17 PM ]

Sarah Iacobucci's photos are live — on May 25 she captured images of the children creating the stone cairns that now grace the church grounds.

Photos from the Annual Meeting    [ 05/24/2014 06:01 PM ]

Paul Funch at Annual Meeting Bob Lotz took photos at the Annual Meeting of FPCoG on Sunday May 18. In keeping with our new, more relaxed photo policy, here they are.

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