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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There‚Äôs Still Room at the Thanksgiving Table    [ 11/20/2015 03:51 PM ]

Thursday, November 26, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Parish Church of Groton, downstairs

We still have room for guests, and would love to have you join us on Thanksgiving Day for our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck celebration! Dinner will be served at 4:00 pm. Come at 3:00 pm for appetizers and socializing.

Please sign up to attend by sending an email to as soon as possible (we’ve had people come last minute, but it’s always helpful to hear from you before you arrive!).

First Parish Meeting House, Groton, in a Boston Exhibition    [ 11/18/2015 10:01 PM ]

BSA Space presents White on White: Churches of Rural New England, an exhibition of 40 images representing early churches of the 18th and 19th centuries by architectural photographer Steve Rosenthal from Historic New England's collection.

First Parish Meeting House in Groton in one of the church gems featured in the show.

Read the article about the show published in the Boston Globe on Thursday, November 12th.

FY15 End-of-Year Financial Report    [ 10/28/2015 06:07 PM ]

Paul Funch submitted the FY15 End-of-Year Financial Report to the Board of Trustees last week. You will need a login to follow that link into the Members pages; please contact the office administrator or webmaster if you need the credentials.

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

Most recently updated 2015-05-13