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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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Audio and Transcripts of Sermons at FPCoG    [ 10/07/2018 03:05 PM ]

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

November 11, 2018: Carbonated Holiness: How Stories and Laughter Save Us Over and Over Again ( Audio )

November 4, 2018: Love Makes Us Brave ( Transcript )

October 28, 2018: Reflections ( Steve LiemanLisa Girolamo)

October 21, 2018: Silver Linings (Matthew Dicks) ( Audio )

October 14, 2018: The Mightiest Word ( Audio )

October 7, 2018: Inside the Quiet Places of Your Heart ( Audio )

September 30, 2018: Always Hope ( Audio )

September 23, 2018: Let the Space in My Heart Be Open ( Audio )

September 16, 2018: Each of Us Is More ( Audio )

>> All of 2018’s sermons

Working Notes of FPCoG Committees    [ 09/15/2018 09:33 AM ]

In the Members area we have posted links to folders in the church’s Google G-Suite account containing notes and other working documents for all the committees that comprise the running of First Parish Church of Groton. If you need the password to the Members area, you can email the church office or the webmaster — links to do so are at the bottom of each page of this website.

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Most recently updated 2017-03-09