Welcoming Congregation

Skylar Kergil Tells Us His Story at the 2015 Welcoming Congregation Worship ServiceWe were delighted to have Skylar Kergil at the 2015 Welcoming Congregation worship service. Skylar is a musician, transgender activist, and YouTube sensation. Skylar's transition from female to male is documented on his...

Our second Unitarian Universalist Principle concerns our search for justice. Attention is drawn to the 1,138 rights denied at the Federal level to same-sex couples. Massachusetts has made some corrections but more adjustment is needed in the areas listed below:Laws relating to the acquisition, ownership...

Yes, YOU can get married here!First Parish Church was the first religious institution in Duxbury to perform a same-sex marriage. We are one of the few churches on the South Shore that conduct same-sex marriages in their sanctuaries. Alternatively, our minister will officiate at a...

The Welcoming Congregation Committee of First Parish in Duxbury was invited by First Parish in Cohasset to participate in a worship service on January 27, 2008. The Cohasset church was exploring the process of becoming a Welcoming Congregation, and Jim Hamilton of our committee joined...

Alex Myer, Author of "Revolutionary" Visits The annual Welcoming Congregation worship service held on May 11th was highlighted by Alex Myers, author of the book ‘Revolutionary,” who spoke on the topic of local legend Deborah Sampson. Sampson disguised herself as a man to join the Continental...

First Parish Members Support Same-Sex Marriage at State House Story by Jim Hamilton, photos by Sheila LynchPart of the colorful array of signs displayed by people of many faiths, backgrounds and orientations in support of retaining the right of same-sex couples to marry in Massachusetts. The...

For the church’s annual DecemberFest Holiday Fair in 2013, the Welcoming Congregation committee decorated this rainbow tree, which was displayed outside all day with Santa Claus, and then came inside to the Assembly Hall for the rest of the holiday season....