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 April 24  Oranges and Olives  A Passover Seder
On the second day of Passover we will hold our own seder. Instead of gathering in the sanctuary, we will gather in the Old Sloop Room around tables to tell the ancient story of the Jews’ freedom from slavery in Egypt and to consider the ways people are still bound today. This event is for children and adults. As part of the seder, we will share a meal.
Sunday May 1  We Are Each Other’s Harvest
On May Day, we will consider what makes for a flourishing world. Carmel Callan and Jean Shildneck will reflect on their experience at the Democracy Awakening march they participated in on April 18 in Washington, D. C. Pamela Barz will preach.

Upcoming Community Events at First Parish

How Do You Live?: Exploring the Life and Faith of World Religions
This monthly study of world religions is in its second year. The class meets monthly at First Parish on the third Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., and is led by Pamela Barz and Grant Barber, the priest at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scituate.

This year’s focus will be on the traditions of the “People of the Book": Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Whether you attended last year’s discussions or not, you are welcome to participate.

Wed., April 27 and May 18:  We continue our exploration of Islam. In preparation, it would be helpful to look at Islam: A Short History or Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time (both by Karen Armstrong), or No God but God: The Origins Evolution and Future of Islam by Reza Aslan. All these books are available in the library system.
Saturday, May 14
Celebrate spring at our outdoor fair: we're offering garden seedlings, freshly baked goodies, and lively mini-yardsales from our car boots!
What's a boot sale?

Parish Notices

  • Food Pantry news: March is the month our church is scheduled to send volunteers to work at the pantry on Tuesday mornings. During the mid-winter months, donations drop off considerably--right now we especially need the following foods: peanut butter (smooth), instant decaf coffee, small canned hams, canned salmon, and cookies. We will also sponsor a drive to collect low salt and low sugar foods.
  • 2nd Principle Reading Group
    Monday April 25 (7 - 8:30 p.m.) Justice, Equity, and Compassion in Short Fiction discussion series
    Explore the themes of justice, equity, and compassion in Flannery O’Connor’s classic short story "Revelation." (Click the title to download; paper copies are also available at the church). Discussions are held at the church monthly on the 4th Monday, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Youth Conference at Star Island: Y.E.S. 2016 "Catch the Wind" for UU / UCC youth
    (Aug 6-15, Star Island, Isles of Shoals, NH) "Every year, youth ages 15–22 gather for an entirely youth-led conference on a beautiful island to escape from everyday life and build an open, spiritual community. 
    It is a transformative week of adventure, thought-provoking workshops, and self-empowerment!​"
      - Conference website for registration: www.yesonstar.org
      - Star Island website for room-and-board info: http://starisland.org/registration/pricing/
      - DUE 3/30: Our form for financial aid (see above websites for other aid packages)
    Please email Donna if you need help with the registration or aid forms!

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 registering for the Spring 2015 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!
Our coffeehouse events will feed your body and soul! Check Facebook for videos and reviews of our standing-room-only event April 9 that supported Scituate Friends of Music, and for news about upcoming events.