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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, March 1 • 10:30 AM • "The Pastorate  of Rev. Joseph Allyn - The Transition to Unitarianism"

Reverend Catherine Cullen and the Historical Committee will be preaching on "The Pastorate of Rev. Joseph Allyn -- The Transition to Unitarianism." In addition to learning more about the time our church began to identify itself as Unitarian, we hope to have on display some of Rev Allyn's original sermons, courtesy of a loan from the Duxbury Historical Society.

Sunday, March 8 • 10:30 AM • "Art, Creativity, and Expression"

Our Annual Youth Service, lead by the H.I.P. Group (Happy Interesting People), grades 9 through 12, will explore the topic of “Art, Creativity & Expression.” This is a Special Family Sunday. Preschool – Grade 1 will go downstairs after the children’s story. Grade 2 and up remain for the entire service.

Sunday, March 15 • 10:30 AM • "The Ripple Effect"

How do our gifts of time, talent and treasure "ripple out" into our shared faith community ----- and the world beyond our walls?? Come join us for this very special Stewardship Service!

Sunday, March 22 • 10:30 AM • "Dreams in Time of War"

Reverend Catherine Cullen will be joined in the pulpit by musicians Zachary Ebin and Maria Dolnycky, who will talk about the rediscovery of Ukrainian composers who suffered during the World Wars and were repressed by the Soviets. Zack and Maria will play during the service.  They will also present a concert open to the public later that day, at 3:00 PM.  Info and ticket purchases here.

Sunday, March 29 • 10:30 AM • "Celebrating Our Organ"

The Alliance will be joined by our talented Music Director, Ed Swanborn, as we celebrate our magnificent and historic organ: its past, present and future!

Thursday, April 2 • 6:30 PM • "Maundy Thursday Communion Service"

Join us in the Children's Chapel for our annual Unitarian Universalist Communion Service (fresh-baked bread, non-alcoholic wine).

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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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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

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If services must be cancelled due to weather, please check our outgoing phone message or local media outlets. We will try to use WATD Marshfield, WBZ Channel 4, WCVB Channel 5, and Channel 7NEWS.

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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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SAVE THE DATE: SPECIAL CONCERT - UKRAINIAN VIOLIN AND PIANO MUSIC

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at First Parish Church Duxbury

Violinist Zachary Ebin, formerly of South Shore Conservatory, will play rarely heard music by 20th-century Ukrainian composers at First Parish Church on Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. Ebin will be accompanied by respected Canadian pianist Maria Dolnycky.

The music, much of it based on Ukrainian folk themes, is by composers who were repressed during the Soviet era and who suffered during the upheavals of the two World Wars. Part of the proceeds of the concert will aid humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

Tickets will be $20, $15 for students and seniors, free for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased now at this link.

To hear a sample of the music, click here.

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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

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

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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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