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!


May Special Collection:
Equal Justice Initiative

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. 

Services are held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.  
Worship services are mask-optional. 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 in the fall but you can sign up anytime. Click here for the online registration form.  We are hiring an additional RE teacher: Click here to download the job description.
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Schedule of services

Sunday, April 30   The Way of Transition

Members of the Committee on Ministry will join Pam for a conversation about transitions in ministry in general and First Parish’s upcoming transition in particular. Pam's last day as minister at First Parish will be June 19.

Sunday, May 28    Daring New Heights

Our Emerge worship series concludes with a consideration of what we as a church can do to bring peace to our world. In our annual Memorial Day observance, we’ll remember members of the military who have died in service to our country since last Memorial Day. 

Sunday, May 21    The Places We Will Go

RE Sunday and Flower Communion

In our annual celebration of the growth and accomplishments of the children and youth who participate in our Religious Education program, they’ll share with us some of the stories and activities which have inspired them this year. We’ll also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ritual of Flower Communion. In the Flower Communion, each person brings a flower, symbolizing the gifts we bring this community and then receives a different flower, symbolizing the gifts we receive. Please bring a flower to contribute to our communal bouquet.

Sunday, May 14   Leaving Behaind What We Don't Need

On this Mothers’ Day, Pamela will speak about some of the women who’ve served as “mothers” to our Unitarian Universalist tradition and how they helped us expand our understanding and the reach of our care. 

Sunday, May 7    Claiming New Possibilities

On this Sunday of our 389th annual meeting, we’ll reflect on how we got here and where we might go from here. Pamela Barz preaching.