Welcome to First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Duxbury
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. First Parish Church is a dynamic religious community serving Duxbury, Marshfield, Pembroke and surrounding towns. 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.
Sunday, Dec. 1, 10:30-11:30 AM - "Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise?"
Heaven is often thought of as something that is achieved in the after life, but there are those who think of it as an aspect of the world that we are experiencing as we live. What would it mean for you to regard this world as Heaven or Paradise?
Sunday, Dec. 8, 10:30-11:30 AM - "The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls" (Family Sunday and Mitten Tree)
"The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls" – As our Monday evening Bible study group continues, let’s consider what some of the “books” that did not make it into the official canon can tell us about early Christianity. (FAMILY SUNDAY & MITTEN TREE SUNDAY) Bring hats and gloves to decorate the tree!!
Sunday, Dec. 15, 10:30-11:30 AM - “Who Do We Say You Are: What Jesus Means to Me”
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, both Catherine and our student minister Tom Bozeman will share their thoughts about this age-old question! HOLIDAY WORKSHOP after the service.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 10:30-11:30 AM - The Holiday Pageant
Our Morning Worship: The 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 the Junior Choir, and carols for all to sing.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 5:30-6:30 PM - Christmas Eve service
Always one of the best services of the year! Traditional service of lessons and carols. Our musical prelude will begin at 5 p.m. Bring your children, neighbors, out-of-town guests, and let’s all share the joy of the holiday season!
Sunday, Dec. 30, 10:30-11:30 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.
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.