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Welcome to First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Duxbury

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First Parish Church is a dynamic religious community serving Duxbury, Marshfield, Pembroke and surrounding towns. We strive to create a vital, loving community, to foster understanding, to work for social justice and to support each other in our spiritual journeys.

We are a Welcoming Congregation, committed to supporting civil rights; promoting interpersonal understanding; and welcoming gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.

Mission Statement

The mission of First Parish Church is to be a vital, loving community guided by our Unitarian Universalist principles and traditions. We nurture individual spiritual journeys as we learn, grow, and serve, putting our faith into action.

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Worship Schedule

Our worship services happen every Sunday at 10:30 AM in our Sanctuary from mid-September until mid-June. After the service, we gather in the Harvey Assembly Hall for food and fellowship. Come, join us, listen to inspiring words, meet friendly and engaged people, enjoy coffee and treats, and be warmly welcomed to our church!

Last year our monthly sermon series focused on the seven principles of our Unitarian Universalist tradition. This year we will explore our Unitarian Universalist sources.

Sunday, April 19 • 10:30 AM • “Social Justice Sunday" • • • • • • • • •

The Social Justice Committee will discuss the 7th Principal of the Unitarian Universalist faith: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.” Members of "Sustainable Duxbury," a group dedicated to acting on the spirit of this principal, will join us. The sermon, readings and music will inspire us all as we meditate on our precious shared gift, our Mother Earth.

Sunday, April 26 • 10:30 AM • “Welcoming Congregation" • • • • • • • • •

Today's Annual Welcoming Congregation Service will feature Skylar Kergil.  He is a well-known Trans artist, activist, and YouTuber.  Skylar will join Reverend Catherine Cullen in the pulpit for this Welcoming Congregation worship service. Skylar’s YouTube videos (some of which have been viewed more than a million times) document his female-to-male transition. He will bring a remarkable perspective to this year's service.

Sunday, May 3 • 10:30 AM • Religious Education Appreciation Sunday • • • • • • • • •

We will be inspired by, give thanks to, watch "graduate," and say goodbye to our older youth at this touching service.  This service will also include a special goodbye to our long-time Religious Education Director, Sunsue Fleming. She will be missed very much!

Sunday, May 10 • 10:30 AM • Music Sunday and Mother's Day • • • • • • • • •

In honor of Mother's Day this annual service is filled with very special, very beautiful music.

Sunday, May 17 • 10:30 AM • Balloon Sunday • • • • • • • • •

After this service, we all gather in the Assembly Hall and release our balloons full of hopes, joy, and dreams.

Sunday, May 24 • 10:30 AM • Memorial Day "Jazz" Sunday • • • • • • • • •

Fred Clifford and the Williams College Reunion Band join Reverend Catherine Cullen in a jazz-filled Memorial Day service.  You can hear their wonderful music here:  http://www.siterrific.com/WRJB/.

Sunday, May 31 • 9:00 AM • Annual Meeting • • • • • • • • •

We will have only a 30 minute service today, where Worship Associate Michael Gardner joins Reverend Catherine Cullen in the pulpit to talk about Prayer.  This service will then be followed by the Annual Meeting (Programs) at 9:30 am.  And later that afternoon, our intern Tom Bozeman will be ordained in a special service at First Parish Church!

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Religious Education at First Parish Church

We offer rolling registration for our educational programs. Visit us and sign up any Sunday or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange a weekday appointment. Our Lifespan program offers classes and workshops for all ages. See our newsletter, The Bell-Ringer, or the bulletin board outside the church office for more information.

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A message from our minister, Rev. Catherine Cullen

Welcome!

catherine-laughing-smallFirst Parish Church is a dynamic religious community serving Duxbury, Marshfield, Pembroke and surrounding towns. Our doors are open to people of all cultural, racial and religious backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We firmly believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every person.

At First Parish, we won't tell you what to believe. We affirm the individual's own free and responsible search for truth and meaning, understanding that each person's lifelong spiritual journey is along a unique path. And we know the holy can be found in nature as readily as in a sacred text.

But we also believe we are better together. We know that when our spirits cool and our fire begins to dim, we can rekindle the flame of commitment in the warmth of loving friends and spiritual companions. Ours is a church where we make connections deep enough to feel like family. Come, check us out.

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You may reach Reverend Cullen by calling the church office, or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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842 Tremont St. (Rte. 3A), P.O. Box 1764, Duxbury, MA 02331 •  781-934-6532 •   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Church Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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News & Events

job_opening1FULL-TIME INTERIM DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

We are looking for a creative, competent, enthusiastic person for this full-time, two-year position. Click here for detailed job description and contact information.

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TRANSGENDER ARTIST, SKYLAR KERGIL, TO SPEAK AND PERFORM AT FIRST PARISH CHURCH ON APRIL 26 

Skylar Kergil, Transgender Artist, Activist and YouTube Sensation will be speaking and performing on Sunday, April 26th at 10:30 am at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 842 Tremont Street, Duxbury. With millions of views on his YouTube Channel, Skylar has inspired countless transgender youth, adults and their families, and has been recognized for his activism with the Trevor Project’s Youth Innovator Award. Skylar will participate in First Parish Church’s Welcoming Congregation Service which will celebrate the LGBT community. Open to all. For more information, call (781) 934-6532.

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Listen to us online!

Rev. Catherine Cullen's radio programs are all available here. Also, many of our sermons have been recorded, so you can listen to them from the comfort of home!

Listen to recorded radio programs and sermons here.

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842 Tremont St. (Rte. 3A),
P.O. Box 1764, Duxbury, MA 02331 • 781-934-6532

All are welcome to join us at Sunday worship services at 10:30 AM, September - June 15

Church Office hours are 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

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We are a Welcoming Congregation

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"Dancing Our Faith" DVD: Easy-to-follow instructional video of five multi-generational dances for worship. No dance training required. More info here.

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The Bell-Ringer, our monthly church newsletter, is available online.

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