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 February 14  Lengthening Love
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate communion and a consideration of how we may grow in love. Pamela Barz will lead this multi-generational service.
Sunday February 21  To Make Music with What Remains
The Rev. Mr. Richard Stower, minister emeritus, preaching
We are living in troubled times. We are facing times that test our strength, our courage, our humanity. It’s no wonder that we seek to retreat into a safe world of our own making. Is this wise? Is it possible? The choir will sing The Sound of Winter.

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., February 17: This conversation is the first of this month's focus on the Christian tradition. Please read the chapter on Christianity from World Religions: The great faiths explored & explained (copies available at the church).
At St. Luke's Church (65 First Parish Rd, across from Town Hall):
Let’s Learn to Support our Muslim Neighbors
Wednesday, Feb 10 (7 - 8:30 pm) With questions about Islam and concerns about Muslims filling the news, the Scituate clergy is sponsoring a monthly conversation with Islamic lay scholar and Scituate resident Junaid Yasin to address both the current situation and questions about Islam. Please bring any and all questions.
This is the final session of the series.
COFFEEHOUSE  Saturday, March 12
Our first coffeehouse event will benefit “Scituate Friends of Music”, which provides financial and other support for our incredible public school music department. Our guests include local musicians and some of Scituate's talented high school students performing acoustic sets. There will, of course, be coffee, tea, and delicious baked treats.

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.
  • Monday, Feb 22 (7pm)  Justice, Equity, and Compassion in Short Fiction discussion series
    This month, we will look at the ways our society regards and cares for people at the end of life, by reading Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Copies are available through the library system. If you don’t have time to read the entire book, please click here to read an excerpt from it, originally published in The New Yorker Magazine, "Letting Go: What should medicine do when it can’t save your life."

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 Winter 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!