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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.

question-markSunday, January 4, 2015 • 10:30 AM • "Questions of Faith"

In what has now become an annual event, our ministers (Rev. Catherine Cullen and Student Minister Tom Bozeman) will answer every question you have about spirituality, religion, life & death, the meaning of existence, etc ----- or at least they will try!

 

 

 

 

Dux-Kingston-Plymouth-graphic-webSunday, January 11 • 10:30 AM • "Beloved Community" 1 of 3 • Rev. Ed Hardy (from Plymouth) will be in Duxbury (Catherine will preach in Kingston)

What might it mean to build a “beloved community” between Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth?

For the new three Sundays in January, our three "Union" ministers will explore this "beautiful question" in pulpit swaps! Plan to attend all three Sundays, if possible -- this is the beginning of our intentional commitment to deepen relationship among these three of the oldest UU congregations!

Also, this will be an Intergenerational Service, where Storyteller Cindy Rivka will be joining us for our children's story in the Sanctuary.  She has performed and presented workshops since 1989 throughout New England, nationally, and in England.  She will be working with the children in grades 2-6 during church school.

Following today's service, from 12:00 noon til 1:00 PM, everyone is invited to the Ancestor Lunch.  Bring a dish to share that represents either your ancestral heritage or a relative who has passed and a short story or explanation to share.  It is a time to remember and celebrate those who came before us.  This is both a fun and meaningful evvent, giving us the space to remember our loved ones in community and in celebration.

Dux-Kingston-Plymouth-graphic-webSunday, January 18 • 10:30 AM • "Beloved Community" 2 of 3 • Today Rev. Catherine Cullen (from Duxbury) will be back in Duxbury

What might it mean to build a “beloved community” between Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth?

Continuing this month's program, our three "Union" ministers will explore this "beautiful question" in pulpit swaps! Plan to attend all three Sundays, if possible -- this is the beginning of our intentional commitment to deepen relationship among these three of the oldest UU congregations!

 

Dux-Kingston-Plymouth-graphic-webSunday, January 25 • 10:30 AM • "Beloved Community" 3 of 3 • Today Rev. Dan King (from Kingston) will be in Duxbury (Catherine will preach in Plymouth)

What might it mean to build a “beloved community” between Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth?

In the final week of this month's program, our three "Union" ministers will explore this "beautiful question" in pulpit swaps! This is the beginning of our intentional commitment to deepen relationship among these three of the oldest UU congregations!

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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.

Catherine
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

MLK-BreakfastMLK Jr Prayer Breakfast

Monday, Jan. 19

8:15 AM Breakfast, 9:00 AM Worship

First Parish Church

The Duxbury Interfaith Council and the No Place for Hate Committee invites the community to its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast.  Participating in the service will be The Duxbury High School Chamber Singers under the direction of Robert Judge. Featured speaker will be Rev. Barbara J. Simmons, a retired social worker and currently senior pastor at Bethel Plymouth African Methodist Episcopal Church, Plymouth. There is a requested donation of $5 per person or $15 per family. For additional info please contact the Council at 781-934-8388 or www.duxinterfaith.com.

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black-tie-bingoBlack Tie Bingo, Sat. Jan. 24, 6:00-9:00 PM, Duxbury Senior Center

We've elevated Bingo! January's Black Tie Bingo has a higher purpose - raising money for those in need of fuel assistance. Duxbury Interfaith Council, chaired by our own Rev. Catherine Cullen, will partner with the Senior Center on this event.

Forgoing medication, rent or the mortgage to afford fuel can cause unbearable strain. We see this stress daily as we help a record number apply for assistance in 2014-2015. Program cutbacks have created additional strain, prompting us to fill some gaps.

Black Tie Bingo offers hope and assistance. Local businesses have contributed generously through sponsorship and donations. You can make the lives of your friends, neighbors and relatives a little bit warmer.

Tickets are $50 per person and available at the Senior Center or at Westwinds Bookstore.  All are invited to support this very important cause!

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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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