of Scituate, Massachusetts
First Parish
Unitarian Universalist Church

Join Us for a Service

Services are held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. (Sept-June) at 330 First Parish Road in Scituate MA. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Pamela Barz is our minister. Join us—for reflection, music, and fellowship (and our thriving youth program)!
SUMMER SERVICES    9:00 am (July 8 - August  26)

Lay-led summer worship services will have the theme of  "Finding meaning in..."  

... The Jedi Code of Honor     Sunday July 8  -  Brian Sutton
... Frustration                       Sunday July 15 - Cathy Kang & Richard Kermond
... Being a Spiritual Warrior   Sunday July 22 - Mary Beaulieu 
... Mediation                         Sunday July 29 - Janie Culbert 

​... Childhood Reading         Sunday Aug 5 - Lin Haire-Sargeant
... Forestrial Behavior            Sunday Aug 12 – Jenn Mackey 
... Music & Your Mood            Sunday Aug 19 - Elizabeth Dubuisson
... Taking Responsibility for    Sunday Aug 26 - Aynsley Forsythe
      Your Personal Energy 

Upcoming Community Events at First Parish

COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSION
UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES OF OUR TIMES
Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 - 8 pm (Scituate Public Library, Book Group Room)

Open to all. Please join us to discuss the book, how to be an ally in the fight against institutional racism, and how this relates to our local and global communities.

As we continue our discussions of race and privilege, our next gathering will focus on The House of Broken Angels by Luís Alberto Urrea, the story of a contemporary Mexican-American family. You can read a review of the book here. Copies of the book are available in the library system. 

Previous community discussions in this series have been lively and thought-provoking. We looked at issues of poverty, privilege, race, and power through Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give; Tar Baby by Toni Morrison; Passing by Nella Larsen; Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones and The Men We Reaped; Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven; John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me; and James Baldwin's Going to Meet the Man.
INQUIRER'S CIRCLE
3rd Mondays
(Sept 2018 - May 2019)

Building Your Own Theology (aka 'Coming of Age' for Adults)

As you’ve listened to the young adults completing Coming of Age and offering their own Credo (“I Believe”) statements, have you ever wished for the opportunity yourself to think about what you believe? Then next year’s Inquirers Circle program is for you. Participants will use the UU "Building Your Own Theology" curriculum to look at what wisdom our tradition and other sources offers on such topics as human nature, views of the divine, and the importance of morality and, at the end of the year, write our own Credo statements. The class is limited to 15 people. Please email Pamela Barz with questions or to reserve your spot.
KNIT FOR PEACE
Sundays, monthly (Summer dates to be announced)
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Scituate Public Library's Book Group Room

First Parish's new monthly knitting and fiber arts mini-retreat.: A time of reflection, silence, conversation, and the practice of your craft with others.

Because even super heroes need to take a break!

Parish Notices

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (grades pre-K–12)

Registration is rolling. Registration form is here.

We have about 50 kids in our program. Learn ALL about our classes and activities for kids and youth here!

We are seeking a Director of Religious Education
MONDAY NIGHT MEDITATION - No summer sessions, see you in the fall!
(2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm) Led by Brian Sutton

Would you like to incorporate meditation into your spiritual practice? 
Would you like to learn how to meditate? 
Would you like to add the energy of others to your already existing practice?

All are welcome. Cushions are provided, or bring your own.
FPUU serves the Scituate Food Pantry
Our drop box at the front door is available 24/7 for community convenience. We also collect food during every church service. Please consider donating:
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Canned protein (salmon, tuna, meat); peanut butter
  • Coffee, instant coffee, and sweeteners
  • Shampoo, toothpaste, floss
Thank you to Eagle Scout Barak Laciner for constructing the drop box.
Socks for the Homeless
With the help of the Frey family, First Parish is distributing clean socks for homeless men and women on an ongoing basis to Haley House and Rosie's Place. Packages of new socks can be placed in the basket in the Sloop Room.
Baskets from Zimbabwe
First Parish member Jenn Mackey has connected us with the Zienzele Foundation. The organization supports women who are caring for AIDS orphans; their handmade baskets are sold in the US to provide funding for school for the children. The baskets range in size and shape and are priced from $10-$60. Jenn will show them upon request and at our church fairs.
Photo credits this page: Ali Crehan, John Phelan, NPC/CA

Our Vision

WE ASPIRE TO BE a beacon of liberal faith, strong community, and transformative service, 
rooted in love.


First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Scituate MA is a vibrant, inclusive community of faith. We are a non-credal church stressing love, service, and religious freedom. Grounded in our Unitarian Universalist principles and purposes, we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and we support each individual's unique search for truth and meaning.

We welcome you, wherever you are in your search for deeper meaning, to join us in exploring “the big questions” and cultivating ways to live the answers amidst today’s modern challenges. Our congregation seeks ways to build community, guide our children, deepen spiritually, and to make a positive difference in the world. We celebrate the interconnectedness of all things. Join us for sermons, service, or celebrations!
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