Welcome to First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Duxbury
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.
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.
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!
Sunday, April 13 • 10:30 AM • Social Justice Sunday - "Trees"
We will explore the importance of trees to our spirits and to our world.
Thursday, April 17 • 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.
Sunday, April 20 • 5:40 AM • Sunrise Service on Duxbury Beach
The hardy among us will gather on Duxbury Beach to the right of the handicap ramp to share a beautiful sunrise service! Reverent Catherine Cullen will be joined by other members of the Duxbury Interfaith Council for this special service. Suggested arrival time is 5:40 a.m. (early this year, but well worth getting up for!). Sunrise is at 5:53 AM.
Sunday, April 20 • 10:30 AM • Our Annual Intergenerational Easter Service - "The Gift of an Easter Faith"
Reverend Catherine Cullen will be joined by our student minister Tom Bozeman for our Annual Intergenerational Easter Service featuring the Egg Tree and special music. Young people will attend church with their families (there will be a special story for the children). During the first part of the service, we will share in our traditional “Hanging of the Eggs.” AFTER this part of the service, our younger children (1st grade and younger) may go downstairs for activities. Don't forget to bring your decorated eggs, with family names and date. Bring family & friends!
Sunday, April 27 • 10:30 AM • ”Do You Not Remember?”
What we do with the history and heritage that has been passed down to us can have great consequences for those that come after. What is forgotten? What is recalled? Of whose history and heritage do we take account? What do we do with that? What is involved in faithful recollection? Please join us for an inquiry into how the past continues into the present and future.
Sunday, May 4 • 10:30 AM • Annual Music Sunday
Please join us for a morning of beautiful music performed by fellow parishioners. Always one of the best services of the year! (RE Appreciation Sunday)
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Religious Education at First Parish Church
We offer rolling registration for our children's program and are now registering for next year's Church School. Sign up any Sunday or contact the church office 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.
Church Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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