We are spiritual, not religious; committed to Faith on our own terms.
Spirituality is a journey. First Parish will support you wherever you are on your path.
Our congregation come from all walks of life; from widely diverse backgrounds, both religious and non-religious. Aligned with Unitarian Universalist principles, we are an inclusive bunch, in fact radically inclusive. We’re fiercely protective of human rights and strongly motivated to work together to make the world a better place.
Check us out! Chances are you’ll find someone just like you, and if you don’t? That’s ok, because we’ll accept and appreciate the experience you bring to our collective journey.
We invite you to join us; wherever you are from and whatever lies ahead in your journey, you are welcome here.
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.
We are a Welcoming Congregation, committed to supporting civil rights; promoting interpersonal understanding and radical acceptance.
Unitarian Universalist Principles
Our journey together is guided by seven Unitarian Universalist Principles. We operate without doctrine or creed, but under these guiding principles as the foundation of all Church activities; worship, education, and service. Inspiration comes from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.
The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
We are from…
We are from diverse religious backgrounds.
We are from non-religious backgrounds.
We are from families. Moms, dads, sons, daughters.
We are from divorced, widowed, gay, straight, transgender.
We are from grandparents, grandchildren, cousins, neighbors.
We are from God, Earth, Science.
We are from justice, equality, and compassion.
We are from humanism, activism, democracy.
We are from Christianity, Buddhism, atheism. Catholicism, Christian Science, Judaism . . .
What does it mean to be “Welcoming”?
More than simply being hospitable, we intentionally welcome all, without requiring adherence to any religious belief or creed. We celebrate the diversity of humanity.