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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Black Lives Matter vigil on the town common, Dec. 24, 2014

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Narthex Exhibits for January And February    [ 01/31/2015 09:31 AM ]

Do not miss Jack Wool’s thought-provoking work in conjunction with Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month. His first display, Barriers to African-American Self-Expression, focuses on several world-renowned African Americans, their struggles overcoming barriers to succeed in their fields of science, sports, and art prior to the 1960s, and their impact on America and the world. Jack plans to rotate in new individuals and move others out to create a slowly changing display which will include for each person what made them important, and relevant quotes related to the impact of discrimination and being judged upon one’s merits.    more ‣ ‣

Karen Johnston in Myanmar    [ 01/24/2015 08:44 AM ]

Karen G. Johnston, our Intern Minister, went on a trip through her seminary to study Buddhist-Christian dialogue in Myanmar in early January, 2015. At the Ywama Church (Baptist) in Yangon, where the group was warmly hosted, this group of seminarians delivered children's books, as requested by the church. Most of the books came from First Parish. Karen had the opportunity and joy to read to these 75-80 children who take part in the Share Love ministry serving marginalized neighborhoods. Many of these children must spend their day earning money to support their family, some are orphans. On Sunday afternoons the church provides a nutritious meal, reading stories, dancing and singing, and a safe space to be a kid. For more information, or to support this ministry financially, please feel free to contact Karen . (Video posted with permission of Ywama Baptist Church.)

Photos From the Paper bag Pageant    [ 12/27/2014 09:25 PM ]

Bob Lotz's photos from this annual event are available on SmugMug. Visit the Members area for links. You will need a password on the photo site; follow the prompts or email the for access.

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