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.

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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.
Services are held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome. Join us for reflection, music, and fellowship — and our thriving youth program. Kids gather for RE activities shortly after beginning the service with the adults.  
Our interim minister: We welcome the Rev. Erin Splaine (she/her) as our Interim minister through 2025. She is an acclaimed UU minister with deep experience (long-settled ministries in Newton, Wayland, and other Massachusetts towns, and an Interim ministry in Hingham). She began her Interim work with us on August 1, 2023, following the tenure of the Rev Pamela Barz, who was with First Parish for ten years.
Youth program
Registration is open for the 2023-24 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.
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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Schedule of services

Notes from the Music Director: Our theme for the month of February is silence. We will experience 4’33” by John Cage. Cage conceived the piece in 1948, when he gave it the working title “Silent Prayer.” For each movement, Cage’s sole instruction to the performer(s) was “Tacet” (Latin: “[it] is silent,” used in music to indicate that the musician is not to play.) It quickly became one of the most controversial musical works of the 20th century because it consisted of silence or, more precisely, ambient sound—what Cage called “the absence of intended sounds.”

Sunday, Feb 25

Rev. Erin Splaine preaching.
Earth Harmony returns to First Parish. Singer/songwriter Christina Nordstrom and Bass player Ted Mello will lead music.

Sunday, Feb 18 

Rev. Erin Splaine preaching.
The choral anthem will be The Sound of Silence by Paul Simon.

Sunday, Feb 11  

Rev. Erin Splain preaching.
The choral anthem will be The Sound of Winter by Jay Althouse.

Sunday, Feb 4  

Rev. Erin Splaine preaching.
The choral anthem will be When Our Heart is In a Holy Place by Joyce Poley (“When we share the silence of sacred space”).