First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church • 330 First Parish Rd, Scituate MA 02066

Welcome to First Parish

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

Each of us has worth and dignity. As Unitarian Universalists, we welcome persons of all sexual orientation, gender and its expression, religious background, marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, racial and cultural identity or background, and educational and socioeconomic status. We value diversity and see it as a spiritual gift. All may share in the fellowship and leadership, blessings and joys of our congregation's life.
All of who you are is sacred.
All of who you are is welcome.
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Summer services move to 9:30am and are irregular — see the schedule below! Our regular services run from June to September (like many UU churches). Meanwhile, members of the congregation will lead occasional summer service on themes of their choice: music, play, meditation, history, poetry, etc. These multigenerational summer services are held on specifically scheduled Sundays at 9:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome. 
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. ("Liberal" means 'free' in its theologic sense, in that your religion is about how you live, not what you believe.) 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.

Where are you on your spiritual journey? Wherever you are, we're curious to meet you. 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.
Youth program
Registration is open for the 2024-25 childrens' and youth Religious Education (RE) programs. 
We are hiring! Click here for the RE Teacher job posting and click here for the RE Coach posting.

June Special Collection:

Summer of Sass (SoS) offers LGBTQ+ young adults from unaccepting communities a summer getaway in Provincetown MA, living and working in an welcoming environment. The program finds them local jobs, and offers dorm-style living in a shared home with a live-in resident advisor, at reduced rent.

Events at First Parish

Sunday, August 4   Heritage Days:

First Parish's Root Beer Float Extravaganza!

(1 - 5 pm)

Did you know that First Parish Church of Scituate was founded in 1634, two years before the town of Scituate was established? Learn a bit about the "pillars" of our church: familiar names like Hatherly, Cudworth, Gilson, Turner, Cobb, and Foster!

Stop by First Parish and Lawson Tower together, and enjoy our infamous homemade root-beer floats while checking out our beautiful historic building (constructed in 1881—our 6th building since the original meeting house was built on Meeting House Lane)

Sunday, August 11   Jam & Jelly Workshop 

(Noon - 5 pm)

Learn how to can jams and jellies with the experts from our very own Grandma's Kitchen — canning is not hard to learn but Grandma's wisdom will help you source and improvise so your homemade preserves turn out just right. All materials supplied.

Blue Boat Coffeehouse   Summer date tbd

See you again soon! Anybody wishing to perform, please email Ken.
The Blue Boat Coffeehouse provides a fun, family-friendly, safe and sober evening out for the whole community, while raising funds and awareness for a local non-profit organization.
Our interim minister: We welcome the Rev. Erin Splaine (she/her) as our Interim minister through 2025. 

Schedule of services

Mid-June - August   Summer services are led by members of the congregation (add'l services may be added, so check back!)

Sunday, August 18   Lay-led service:  Music & Prayer Bead Meditation

This service is a program we've greatly enjoyed before, with musical direction by Beth Dubuisson and prayer bead meditation led by member Cathie M.

Sunday, July 28   Lay-led service:  A Historical Deep Dive

This lay-led service is a sequel to last summer's fascinating look into some surprising aspects of First Parish church history, by members Mary Ann and Jen D.
(Ask the church office about getting a copy of the church history, researched and written by our Minister Emeritus, Richard Stower.)

Sunday, July 21  Lay-led service:  Gifts

Church member Abby will be lead this Sunday service on the gifts we offer the world: What are they and how do you use yours?

Sunday, June 9    Flower Sunday  &  Annual Meeting

This is the last service of the church year, led by Rev. Erin Splaine.
The Flower Celebration is one of our denominations' most treasured rituals which was originally developed in the early 20th century by Rev. Norbert Čapek, who founded the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. In this last service in the sanctuary, before the summer begins, we will celebrate our year together. Bring a flower or a bunch! In this tradition, practiced by Unitarian Universalists for 101 years, we celebrate the beautiful variety among us and gratefully receive a flower that someone else has brought.

The choir anthem will be What a Wonderful World by Bob Thiele and George Weiss