We're glad you're exploring our church!
If you are seeking a new spiritual home, or are curious about Unitarian Universalism in general, please browse around the website, send questions, or visit ... we're different! For dual-faith households, UU services can serve as a shared place of worship. If you believe that one single book or person or institution isn't the ultimate authority on spiritual questions ... you might be a UU! Our country was founded on the principle of freedom of religious thought in part by Unitarians like John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Other Unitarians through the centuries — abolitionists and suffragists; Transcendentalists, naturalists and humanists; scientists and artists — from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Charles Darwin to Pete Seeger, continue to promote visions of a loving, rational, and just society.
First Parish Scituate's mission & vision:
We aspire to be a beacon of liberal faith, strong community, and transformative service, rooted in love.
- Liberal faith We commit to participate side-by-side across generations in worship, religious education, social activities, environmental protection, and social justice work — learning, sharing, and growing together.
- Strong community We commit to care for one another, nurture the light that shines within each of us, and support each other’s individual search for truth and meaning.
- Transformative service We commit to pursue diversity, justice, equality, reason, and discourse; provide inspiration through music, creativity, and the arts; and work cooperatively to affect positive change in our community and beyond.
About Our Staff
- The esteemed Minister, Rev. Pamela Barz;
- The dynamic Coordinator of our youth program;
- Our gifted Music Director;
- Our Administrator extraordinaire;
- And the self-governing congregation!
We are a modern liberal religious tradition with two-century-old roots in the Protestant Christian churches. We covenant together for trust, but do not have a creed. First Parish is guided by the UUA, a voluntary association of autonomous local churches and fellowships, which have freely chosen to pursue common goals together. Our congregation governs and funds itself.
We are the "Old Sloop" Church — a thriving multi-generational community based in a meetinghouse rich with Scituate history. We are united in shared experience: Open and stirring worship services, spiritual exploration, rites of passage, our work for social justice, and our support for one another.
First Parish is committed to turning passions into purpose. To put our faith in action through education, service, and advocacy, we host speakers and forums, take part in vigils and marches, participate in community organizations fighting for social justice and equality. We donate our time, energy, and funding.