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 Nov 22  Is There Crabgrass in the Lawn of Your Life?
Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts Gang debuted on October 2, 1950. As the comic strip enters its 66th year, what does it say to us of grace and gratitude? Pamela Barz preaching.

On this 4th Sunday, our offering will be given to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and Guest at Your Table boxes will be distributed. Our annual Thanksgiving soup luncheon, with donations also supporting the UUSC, will follow the worship time.
Sunday Nov 29 Stars of Light
On this first Sunday in Advent we will deck our halls and light the first candle in our Advent wreath.  This is a multi-generational service with Pamela Barz preaching.

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. We will begin with learning about the foundations and practices of Judaism. Whether you attended last year’s discussions or not, you are welcome to participate.

Wed., November 18: For this meeting, you are invited to read the chapter on Judaism from World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained (copies available at the church), and to read the following passages from the Hebrew Scriptures in the Complete Jewish Bible translation:Copies of the passages will also be available at the church.
First Parish is hosting the daytime 4-part November workshop presented by the ScituateFACTS Coalition and the Scituate Public Schools.* The information covered in these parent sessions complement what children are learning about substance use in health class (beginning in 6th grade through the Second Step curriculum). Adult participants will learn the latest statistics about youth substance use in Scituate; what the risk factors are for developing addiction; and skills to delay first use and prevent substance use disorder in their own families.
*See the ScituateFACTS Facebook page for dates and registration.
Welcome, all, to the annual
Sat Dec 5!

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 ~ Fresh-cut VT Christmas trees ~
 ~ Decorated wreaths ~
~ Handmade and vintage jewelry ~
~ Jams, jellies, and pickles ~
~ Handcrafted gifts for all ages ~
~ Fudge and baked goods ~
~ Celtics tickets and other raffle items ~
                                                                                      ~ Children's craft-making area ~

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: Click here.
We are currently registering for the Fall 2015 K-12 Religious Education program. Classes are now under way, but  registration is rolling. Learn about our program 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!