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 May 17
For Love of This World
Some religions point their followers to look beyond this world; our tradition roots us in this world. A sermon on what love of the world means for us. Pamela Barz preaching.
Music this Sunday will be “by request” in thanks for donations to our organ-restoration fund: Elizabeth Dubuisson will play Toccata in D Minor, and the choir will sing Put a Little Love in Your Heart.
Sunday May 24
Hearing Each Other into Speech
As Jews celebrate Shavuot, the receiving of the Torah, and Christians celebrate Pentecost, the receiving of the Spirit, we’ll celebrate the gift of listening. Pamela Barz preaching.
The choir will sing Et in Terra Pax by Greg Gilpin.
Our monthly outreach offering will be received this Sunday and will go to ScituateFACTS.

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!