First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church • 330 First Parish Rd, Scituate MA 02066

Welcome to First Parish

WE ASPIRE TO BE a beacon of liberal faith, strong community, and transformative service, rooted in love.

Love shows up at First Parish!
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Scituate MA is a vibrant, inclusive community of faith. We are a non-credal 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.

Where are you on your spiritual journey? Wherever you are, we're curious to meet you. 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.
All are welcome—come as you are!
Each of us has worth and dignity. As Unitarian Universalists, we welcome persons of all sexual orientation, gender and its expression, religious background, marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, racial and cultural identity or background, and educational and socioeconomic status. We value diversity and see it as a spiritual gift. We work for LGBTQ justice and equity as a core part of who we are. All may share in the fellowship and leadership, blessings and joys of our congregation's life.
All of who you are is sacred.
All of who you are is welcome.
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Welcome to First Parish!  The Rev. Pamela M. Barz is our minister. Join us for reflection, music, and fellowship — and our thriving youth program. Everyone is welcome. 

Services are held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.  

Worship services are mask-optional. Anyone who wishes to continue masking is certainly welcome to do so. We will continue to make masks available at the church. 
Youth program: Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 childrens and youth Religious Education programs (click here for the online registration form). Classes begin September 18 but you can sign up anytime.
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Our 2022 early fall theme is "the Quest." We will use the metaphor of journeys to reflect on our own lives and our life as a church. “Quest” comes from the Latin root meaning “ask, seek.” We are here to ask the big questions, seek and share our responses, travel where our understanding leads us, and then together practice living according to our values. 

Sunday, Sept 25   The Stories We Tell

Travel invites us to learn new stories from new perspectives and to use them to think again about our own stories. This Sunday we’ll use The Story-Telling Stone, a tale from the Seneca people, to look at the power of stories and ritual. Pamela Barz and Elizabeth Dubuisson will lead this service.

Sunday, Sept 18    The Question That Will Heal

We begin our travels in ancient Britain with a story from the Arthurian legends about the nature and goal of quests. Pamela Barz and Elizabeth Dubuisson will lead this service.

Sunday, Sept 11   Homemade by the Water     (Matt Meyer)

We welcome back UU drummer and worship leader Matt Meyer to lead a lively worship service for all ages that invites us to consider what architects, masons, and the sound of water can teach us about crafting a home by hand, and what rivers remind us about living a life in motion and movement.
This service will include our annual Backpack Blessing. In recognition of the motion and movement of our lives, please bring backpacks, briefcases, totes, computer bags, diaper bags to be blessed.

Matt is a musician and worship leader who has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston.

Sunday,  Sept 4    Better Together

As we move into the busy-ness of the fall, Pamela Barz will lead a service for all ages and abilities to remind us that we are not alone as we join together to play some cooperative games.