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Welcome — We are so glad you are here!

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Sunday services and religious education are now happening via Zoom and YouTube at 10:00 am. Email if you need details to access the Zoom; visit our YouTube channel for the link to the live service in that medium.

If you miss the real-time service, please join us on Zoom Sunday at 7:00 pm to share the day’s service with friends from First Parish. Email for details.

Visit our YouTube channel for videos of past services, videos of Rev. Kemler reading favorite poems and stories for children of all ages, and some special music and slide shows of our community.

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Weekly Emails: Email to sign up for our newsletter, News, Needs, and Opportunities.

Facebook: Visit us at First Parish Church of Groton and Friends Of First Parish Church of Groton.

Blog: Suddenly at Home — FPCOG: Subscribe to our blog, which is full of beautiful reflections, poetry, photographs, and more about life during pandemic times.

If you are having a hard time right now or just want to talk, Rev. Kemler is meeting with people one on one outside for pastoral counseling. Email her at if you would like to set up a time.

Highlights and Happenings

First Parish Vigils for Black Lives Every Sunday, 11:30 – 12:30 pm on the Common in front of the church. Bring a mask, a chair if you need one, and water.

New Sermon Podcast – Messages of Hope from Elea: The podcast is available in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, and Spotify.

Most recently updated 2022-01-18

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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Most recently updated 2017-01-05