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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.

dark-winter-nightSunday, December 7 • 10:30 AM • "Learning to Walk in the Dark" • Reverend Catherine Cullen

As we approach the darkest day of the year, we wonder, how can we make it through the dark times of our lives?  This is a Family Sunday, and during this service, everyone is invited to bring in a pair of new or nearly new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves etc. to hang on the annual Mitten Tree.  Our gifts of warmth will be donated to the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless.

At 12:00 noon after church and coffee hour, please join us for an "Intro to UU" dialog with our Minister, Rev. Catherine Cullen, and get to know others new to the First Parish community.  You will also find out more about Unitarian Universalism and discover options for finding community, spiritual growth, and service within this church.  A light lunch will be provided and child care is available.  Please call the church office to sign up:  781-934-6532.

jesus-helping-the-poorSunday, December 14 • 10:30 AM • "Who Do You Say I Am?:  What Jesus Means to Me" • Reverend Catherine Cullen & Intern Minister Tom Bozeman

Tom & Catherine will offer their answers to this question!

 

 

 

pageant-angels-2013-webSunday, December 21 • 10:30 AM • "The Holiday Pageant"

Children of the Church School will present the story of the birth of Jesus. There will also be songs of Hanukkah, a celebration of Santa Lucia, music by the Bell Choir and Junior Choir, and carols for all to sing.

 

 

candlelight-serviceWednesday, December 24 • 5:00 PM • "Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service"

Always one of the best services of the year! 5:00-5:30 PM Musical prelude, featuring a breathtaking choir and variety of talented musicians. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Traditional service of lessons and carols. Bring children, neighbors, out-of-town guests, friends... and we'll share the joy of the holiday season!  ALL ARE WELCOME.

Sunday, December 28 • 10:30 AM • "Sharing Service"

In the Parlor with Worship Leader Michael Gardner. Bring a song, a story, a poem, an idea, or an emotion. Childcare available.

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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.

Catherine
Rev. Catherine Cullen

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

christmas-caroling-tinyJOIN US FOR CAROLING!

Wednesday, Dec.17 at 6:15 pm

Help spread Christmas Cheer! Join your voice with others this season!

6:15 pm Gather in the Assembly Hall

6:30 pm we’ll begin our caravan to the homes of some of our special church members.

Bring your jingle bells and flashlight, and share in an event that brings the true spirit of Christmas to you and others!

Please call Caroline Krantz for more info: (781) 582-2228

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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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See what's happening on our Facebook page!

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Like FPC for the latest special events, announcements, photos, posts by church members, and more.

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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 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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We are a Welcoming Congregation

committed to including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in our church community.rainbow_banner

Find out more

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New in 2014, "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.

Sign up for email delivery.

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