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!


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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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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. 

Services are held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.  

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 open for the 2022-23 childrens and youth Religious Education programs. Classes began September 18 but you can sign up anytime. Click here for the online registration form.
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Schedule of services

Sunday, February 4   Carrying Light

As the season of Epiphany comes to an end, we’ll celebrate Imbolc and Candlemas, ancient festivals of new life and light. Pamela Barz and Carey Borkoski, Parish Committee Co-Chair, will also reflect on the endings and beginnings to come as Pam's ministry with us draws to an end. To celebrate the light we carry, please bring a candlestick or holder from home and place it on the communion table before the service begins. Guest musician Christina Laberge will provide music for the service.

Sunday, January 29  Ever Moving Towards Indigenous Justice

Our planet faces so many crises, it can be hard to read the news. And yet, throughout the world, Indigenous nations hold out a different way of being. Guest preacher Claire Karl Miller will speak to this vision, and what UU Mass Action is doing with Indigenous leaders here in Massachusetts to get there.

Claire Karl is coordinator of the statewide climate justice coalition Mass Power Forward, which they helped found in 2015, as well as UU Mass Action staff lead for Indigenous Solidarity. They have organized at the local, state, and federal levels on climate and environmental justice since 2007, winning victories to stop pipelines, assisting in the transition from coal-fired power plants to solar, and building community.

Sunday, January 22    Our Past and Our Future

On January 18, 1634, about a dozen people gathered in Scituate and covenanted to form the First Parish Church of Scituate. To celebrate our 389th birthday we’ll recognize membership anniversaries of 40, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, and 5 years and begin preparing for our 400th birthday. Members of the Parish Committee will join Pamela Barz and Elizabeth Dubuisson in leading this service.

Sunday, January 15    Our Dream

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we’ll use the voices of members of BLUU, Black Unitarian Universalists, to enlighten, inspire, and impel our work.  
I shall take my voice wherever there are those who want to hear the melody of freedom or the words that might inspire hope and courage in the face of despair and fear. My weapons are peaceful, for it is only by peace that peace can be attained. The song of freedom must prevail. — Paul Robeson

Sunday, January 8   Our Gifts

On this Epiphany Sunday we’ll consider the gifts each one of us has to offer to our work of spreading love and justice in the world. Members of the Parish Committee will join Pamela Barz and Elizabeth Dubuisson in leading this service. 

Sunday, January 1    Sacred Living 

Celebrate the first day of the new year with our annual burning of regrets and setting of intentions. On this second Sunday of the Christmas season, we’ll sing some less-familiar carols and hear a story for all ages. Pamela Barz will lead this service.