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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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Old Groton Meetinghouse Project Final Report    [ 12/03/2020 04:16 PM ]

The final financial report of the Old Groton Meetinghouse project 2013-2019 prepared by our Treasurer Paul G. Funch is now available.

This was an expensive, long, and complex project to perform. It successfully restored and rehabilitated the Old Groton Meetinghouse and showed our continuing commitment to the long-term preservation of this iconic and historic structure.

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>> Complete acknowledgements

Audio and Transcripts of Sermons at FPCoG    [ 10/04/2020 08:09 PM ]

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

January 10, 2021: ( audio; YouTube )

January 3, 2021: ( audio; YouTube )

December 5, 2020: Thirty-first: ( audio; YouTube )

November 22, 2020: Thirtieth: ( YouTube )

November 8, 2020: Twenty-ninth: ( YouTube )

November 1, 2020: Twenty-eighth: ( YouTube )

October 18, 2020: Twenty-seventh: ( audio; YouTube )

October 11, 2020: Twenty-sixth: ( audio; YouTube )

October 4, 2020: Twenty-fifth: ( audio; YouTube )

September 27, 2020: Twenty-fourth: ( audio; YouTube )

September 20, 2020: Twenty-third: ( audio; YouTube )

September 13, 2020: Twenty-second: ( audio; YouTube )

August 16, 2020: Twentieth: ( audio; YouTube )

August 2, 2020: Nineteenth ( audio; YouTube )

>> All of 2021’s and 2020’s sermons


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Most recently updated 2017-03-09