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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!

the old meetinghouse

The Old Groton Meetinghouse (photo by John Jackson)

On Monday, May 11, Groton’s Town Meeting voted to authorize a $203,333 Community Pre­servation Act grant to pay for two-thirds the cost for our Meetinghouse Phase 1 Rehabil­itation Project. Read more here.

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Pledge Now. It Couldn't Be Easier. Your Pledge Will Make a Difference.    [ 03/30/2016 05:33 PM ]

Please join the early Renewal of Giving pledge responders and make your person­ally significant pledge today to support our work together in the coming year. Your pledge will make a difference.

The good news is it couldn't be easier. And it will only take a minute of your time. Here are the easiest ways to pledge. Which one works bests for you?

1. Send email with your pledge amount to
2. Pledge online here.

Questions: Please send mail to .

Blessings to all of you from the FY17 Renewal of Giving Team.

Sabbatical 2016    [ 01/22/2016 04:00 PM ]

We are sending Rev. Elea Kemler on a 4-month sabbatical, beginning on January 25. You can download the Sabbatical Handbook here (PDF, 1.6 MB).

1 Powder House Road … P.O. Box 457 … Groton, MA 01450-0457 … 978-448-6307 …   …  

Most recently updated 2015-05-13