of Scituate, Massachusetts
First Parish
Unitarian Universalist Church

Join Us for a Service

Services are held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 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)!
Sunday October 2  Who Tells the Story?
In honor of Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown, we will celebrate the sweetness of our lives with an apple communion and look at how we may turn towards greater fullness of life. Pamela Barz preaching. The Choir will sing Hineh Mah Tov.  
Sunday October 9  A Season for Turning Toward One Another
Rev. Martha Niebanck, Minister Emerita First Parish in Brookline will be preaching today.
We will explore the ancient spiritual practice of forgiveness in the Jewish tradition. What is required to ask for forgiveness; to forgive another; to receive forgiveness?
Please reflect on these questions:  Who have you harmed? Who have you forgiven? When have you allowed yourself to be forgiven?

Martha has served the Doolittle Home, the Congregation of South County, RI, and our congregations in Waltham and Brookline. Prior to ordained ministry, Martha worked with mothers and babies in an early intervention program as an occupational therapist. In retirement from parish ministry, Martha offers coaching and spiritual direction to religious professionals. For the last year she has been active in resisting the West Roxbury lateral pipe line. Martha has been arrested twice in actions of nonviolent civil disobedience within the last year. 

Upcoming Community Events at First Parish

Sunday, September 25 (4pm)  Free event
The Blue Boat is back and we're singing for peace!
Our very own Blue Boat Coffee House is teaming up with the national Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Please join us! This concert will highlight our incredible local talent and include a special guest from Chicago. Through live online coverage of the national concert and through hundreds of concerts in towns (just like ours!) and cities across the country, we can reach millions of people on one day--all to raise awareness and save lives from gun violence.
The concert is free; any donations benefit the South Shore Women's Resource Center; a rep will be at the concert to explain the links between domestic violence and gun violence.
Monday, September 19 (7 - 8:30 pm) Free, open to all.
“What Is the Bible?”
Want to learn about the Bible in a place where all questions, all faiths, and all perspectives are welcome? This course in basic biblical literacy assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible and is not biased toward any particular Christian tradition.  The curriculum we'll use is in both Protestant and Catholic churches, and in groups that mix church folks, agnostics, and atheists.
This is the first class of a six-session series exploring the history of the Bible.  For more information or to sign up, email firstparishscituate@verizon.net
Sunday, October 30 (3 pm)
Cello Quartet Concert

Save the date! Check back soon for details.

Parish Notices

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.

Read Pam's sermons and our latest newsletter to discover what's happening at First Parish UU.

Regular events in our parish life include book group discussions, walking meditations, religious education classes and multigenerational social events, men's ministry, prayer shawl knitting, and social justice initiatives!
Faith Formation / Religious Education

Download the Religious Education registration form: Click here.
We are currently pre-registering for the Fall 2016 K-12 Religious Education program. Registration is rolling.

Learn all about our programs for kids and youth here.
Photo credits this page: Ali Crehan, John Phelan, NPC/CA

Our Church

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Scituate MA is a vibrant, inclusive community of faith. We are a non-creedal 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!