of Scituate, Massachusetts
First Parish
Unitarian Universalist Church

Join Us for a Service

Services are held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 330 First Parish Road in Scituate MA. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Pamela Barz is our minister. Join us—for reflection, music, and fellowship (and our thriving youth program)!
Sunday, October 23  Who Is the Other?
On UU United Nations Sunday, Pamela Barz will preach on how understandings of connection and difference affect us. The Choir will sing Draw the Circle Wide.  

Our 4th Sunday offering is for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's Haiti Crisis response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew,on connections and disconnections.
Sunday, October 30  What Do You Fear?
On this Halloween Sunday, Pamela Barz will look at fear, why we sometimes enjoy it and what its uses are, through the work of Unitarian Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone. Elizabeth Dubuisson will play appropriately spooky music and the Choir will sing How Sweet the Darkness. Costumes welcome.

Upcoming Community Events at First Parish

Monday, October 17 (7 - 8:30 pm) Free, open to all.
“What Is the Bible?”
In the second session of this look at the history and structure of the Bible, we will look at the different ways the Bible has been translated and how differences of translation may change the meaning of the text.

Want to learn about the Bible in a place where all questions, all faiths, and all perspectives are welcome? This course in basic biblical literacy assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible and is not biased toward any particular Christian tradition.  The curriculum we'll use is in both Protestant and Catholic churches, and in groups that mix church folks, agnostics, and atheists.
This is the second class of a six-session series exploring the history of the Bible.  For more information or to sign up, email firstparishscituate@verizon.net
Sunday, October 30 (3 pm)
First Parish presents: CELLO-BRATIONS

Join us for a joyous celebration of the cello with music by
Albinoni, Bach, Dvorak, Joplin, Pachelbel, and Piazzolla!

With cellists from the Brockton Symphony:
Caroline Hine, Susan Kenney, Brian Kruse, and Robin Kruse

Suggested donation $15 / seniors/students $10
(children under 11 are free)
to benefit the FPUU Organ Fund
for the ongoing restoration of our historic pipe organ.

- Refreshments to follow -
(What, too early?) Just save the date: December 3, 2016!
Trees, wreaths, handmade goods, and hot drinks.

Parish Notices

Baskets from Zimbabwe
First Parish member Jenn Mackey has connected us with the Zienzele Foundation. The organization supports women who are caring for AIDS orphans; their handmade baskets are sold in the US to provide funding for school for the children. The baskets range in size and shape and are priced from $10-$60. Jenn will show them upon request and at our church fairs.

Read Pam's sermons and our latest newsletter to discover what's happening at First Parish UU.

Regular events in our parish life include book group discussions, walking meditations, religious education classes and multigenerational social events, men's ministry, prayer shawl knitting, and social justice initiatives!
Faith Formation / Religious Education

Download the Religious Education registration form: Click here.
We are currently pre-registering for the Fall 2016 K-12 Religious Education program. Registration is rolling.

Learn all about our programs for kids and youth here.
Photo credits this page: Ali Crehan, John Phelan, NPC/CA

Our Church

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Scituate MA is a vibrant, inclusive community of faith. We are a non-creedal 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.

We welcome you, wherever you are in your search for deeper meaning, to 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. Join us for sermons, service, or celebrations!