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 26
Are You Intimate with Doubt?
Guest preacher Jill Cowie, minister of the First Parish UU in Cohasset, will offer an exploration of doubt and faith.
LOOK FOR THE PURPLE BINS!
First Parish is supporting Cradles to Crayons again with a clothing drive, for the entire month of April. Please let your friends and neighbors know that they can drop off new or gently used children's clothing, books, and games throughout the month.

Fourth-Sunday Offerings
In March and April, our Fourth-Sunday Offering goes to Wellspring Multi-Service Center.
Located in Hull and serving the South Shore, Wellspring's mission is "to provide support and skills to people facing challenges to their financial, physical or emotional well-being in order to help them achieve independence and self-sufficiency."
On the fourth Sunday of April, Executive Director Vinny Harte will speak during our service
                                      about the work of Wellspring.

Upcoming Community Events at First Parish

Third Wednesdays (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)
How Do You Live?: Exploring the Life and Faith of World Religions

Wed, April 15: The April discussion of this ongoing monthly series will focus on the ancient Eastern tradition Jainism. Copies of the reading (from World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained, by John Bowker) are available at church. In May the group will explore Sikhism, then break for the summer, resuming in the fall to study Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Even if you have not participated in prior discussions, you are welcome to attend. The class meets monthly at First Parish on the third Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. and is led by Pamela Barz of First Parish UU and Grant Barber from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Thursdays (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.) starting 2/05
Yoga at the Church
Leslie Payne, C.Y.T., will be using our space to offer a weekly “Gentle Power” yoga class. Classes will cost $10 per week. The class begins with gentle stretching and movements gradually building up to standing postures, using breath and your own power. Every class ends in a meditative cooldown. Modifications will be given as needed. Students should wear comfortable clothes, and bring a mat and water. All ages and abilities are welcome, and the class is open to the public. If you need more information, contact Leslie Payne at (617) 653-9428 or lespay@msn.com

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!
Download the Religious Education registration form:
Our World Religions curriculum is under way, but Religious Education registration is ongoing—you are welcome to join us anytime. Click here.
Photo credits this page: Ali Crehan, John Phelan

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!