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 March 29
What Love Looks Like
On this Palm Sunday we will remember Jesus' ride into Jerusalem and the events of the week which followed, ending in his execution for treason.  Pamela Barz preaching.
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.
Easter Flower Donations
Members and friends are invited to make a donation to purchase a spring plant to decorate the church. The plants can go home with you after the Easter service. Names of donors and the dedications will be included in an insert in the order of service.

Please fill out this form and return it to the church office with your check by March 29.

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, March 18: The March discussion of this ongoing monthly series will continue to explore Buddhism through the writings of modern practitioners. Copies of the readings (from World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained, by John Bowker; and some excerpts from Buddhist scriptures) are available at church. 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.

As part of our recent exploration of Hinduism, on Sunday March 29, 4-6 p.m. Vaishali Gupta, Hindu Chaplain at Wellesley, Babson, and Brandeis Colleges, with a specialty in health and nutrition, will come to Scituate to cook a meal with us and talk about the relationship between food and spirituality. The cost per person will be $25-$30. Space is limited, so preference will be given to those who have participated in the World Religions class.
First Parish will be supporting Cradles to Crayons again this spring with another clothing drive! For the entire month of April, First Parish will have a Cradles to Crayons bin out front for donations. Please let your friends and neighbors know now that we will be collecting new or gently used children's clothing, books, and
                                                                    games throughout the month.
Thursdays (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.) starting 2/05 (no class 2/19, vacation week)
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.
Star Island 2015:
To Youth Group members hoping to attend the Star Island YES conference this summer: Please fill out this form to apply for financial aid from our church. Deadline is March 31.
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!