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

Public Events

Anyone is welcome to take part in the following events. These listings include meaningful happenings that are hosted by First Parish — as well as community events that are supported by our members.

Parish Happenings

Love Shows Up For Justice

Sundays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. — at First Parish

Ongoing weekly standout in support of Black lives and the memory of George Floyd, following the lead of Black clergy leaders from across Boston who asked suburban UUs (and people of all faiths and none) in June to hold standouts in their own towns. You are invited to gather on the front lawn of First Parish as we continue to bear witness for that hour. Please wear a mask and bring a sign if you like.

Book Discussion Group

Jan - Feb, Mondays — on Zoom

Reading Jonathan Sacks' "Morality"
In her sermon on November 15, Pamela Barz spoke about Jonathan Sacks' work in moral theology and philosophy. She invited people to join her in reading and discussing his final book Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times. This reading and discussion group began on Monday January 4 with a discussion over Zoom of the Chapter 1: Loneliness. The plan right now is to read and discuss one chapter a week, though that may change. If you'd like to get a taste of the book, you can read the introduction here.

Blue Boat Coffeehouse:  The Staying Home Sessions

Spring dates — on Facebook & YouTube

Great neighborhood music venue, always for a great cause!
The Blue Boat Coffeehouse has been at anchor during the pandemic, but we are setting sail again across the soundwaves!
We (normally) host shows about 4 times every year here at First Parish, to highlight the incredible talent of local adults and youth, while raising funds for a local non-profit organization, and providing a fun, safe evening out for the whole community. This alcohol-free, substance-free, family-friendly event is open to the public. Visit the Facebook page for details or to ask about performing.

Local Community Groups

STRIDE

"Scituate Together for Representation, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity"
Monthly meetings 
Fourth Wednesdays (7:30 - 8:30 pm on Zoom) ; pausing June-Aug

STRIDE emerged in 2019 to expand the work the former Unity Council began in 2016, improving communication between the schools and the community at large, as well as encouraging, facilitating, and coordinating the important work of promoting representation, equity, and inclusion in the town of Scituate.
STRIDE is an all-volunteer group led by a Steering Committee and a liaison to Scituate Public Schools.

Members of First Parish have been involved with the Unity Council since its beginning; let's continue to join with others for this important work.

Meetings are now held via Zoom. To RSVP or to be put on the mailing list, please follow this link

Scituate Pride: Straight Talk

Thursday March 4, 7:00–8:30 p.m.  on Zoom

Scituate Pride will host the next in their series of Straight Talks on the topic of Gender & Identity.  Straight Talk is a quarterly series of talks with Scituate LGBTQIA+ community members and allies that aims to maintain a dialogue in our town about the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people in the world and especially in Scituate and surrounding towns. Register for the Zoom session at www.scituatepride.com