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.

Love shows up at First Parish!
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.

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.

We celebrate the interconnectedness of all things.
All are welcome—come as you are!
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. We work for LGBTQ justice and equity as a core part of who we are. 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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Join Us for a Service

Welcome to First Parish!  The Rev. Pamela M. Barz is our minister. Join us for reflection, music, and fellowship — and our thriving youth program. Everyone is welcome. Our summer services are held Sundays at 9:00 am (July 3 - Sept 4). On Sunday, Sept 4, we return to our regular 10:30 services led by the minister.   
Worship services are MASK OPTIONAL. Anyone who wishes to continue masking is certainly welcome to do so. We will continue to make masks available at the church.
Youth program: Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 childrens and youth Religious Education programs (click here for the online registration form). We are looking to hire two teachers to prepare lessons and lead Sunday morning RE classes; you do not need to be Unitarian Universalist to teach (click here for the job description).
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Schedule of services

Our 2022 summer services theme is "Feed your Soul." Summer services are lay-led, multigenerational, and informal. 

Sunday, Aug 28   Pet Blessing

Let’s celebrate and give thanks for the animal companions who feed our souls. Caged or leashed, pets of all kinds and sizes (or pictures of them) are invited for this outside service. We will also remember pets who have died and give thanks for the stuffed animals who keep us company. Pamela Barz will lead this annual service.

Sunday, Aug 21   What Would Harry Do? (Harry Potter, that is!)

Calling all wizards and muggles for this celebration of the way the adventures of Harry and his friends feed us, helping us know the importance of love, of connection, and the importance of making choices. Pamela Barz and young friend Eamon I. will lead this service. Hats, wands, and robes are welcome.

Sunday, Aug 14   Let's Play!

Feeding your soul may be serious, but it doesn’t have to be solemn. This morning, we’ll feed our souls by playing games together - outside if the weather is good; inside if it isn’t.

Sunday,  Aug 7    Music

Music Director Beth Dubuisson will lead us in singing new hymns from the hymn supplement and will take requests for favorite hymns. She’ll open and close the service with piano music of Jay Ungar and J.S. Bach. The prayer will include a walking meditation.