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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.

friendship-grey-childrenSunday, February 1 • 10:30 AM • "Friendship

Rev. Catherine Cullen will talk about friendhip with the littlest children in church, and in her homily. We will be joined by the famous FPC musicians for some foot tapping music on the theme! Come. Let's explore friendship together in our beloved community.

 

 

wisdomSunday, February 8 • 10:30 AM • Annual Church School Play

The theme of the play will be “Wisdom Stories” from Around the World.  Each year during the middle unit of our church school, the children in grades 2-6 explore a theme and then prepare a play or program on that theme for the congregation.

 

SnowdropsSunday, February 15 • 10:30 AM • "To Repair and Restore"

With Spring comes the restoration of a world brimming with life. While the season is still a little way off, how might we prepare now to work with that spirit of restoration? There are often still burdens from the past with which we are still struggling. What would it take to be able to repair or restore them?

 

justice-love-scalesSunday, February 22 • 10:30 AM • "Law and Justice"

Dr. Len De Roche, Interim Minister at First Parish Norwell, will reflect upon how people of faith can look at the events that have occurred since the Fall in Ferguson. Rev. Catherine Cullen will be preaching in Norwell on this day.

 

 

 

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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

SnowedInSNOW CANCELLATIONS

If we have to cancel church for our Sunday service, please check the message that is on the church's phone message or in the local media outlets. We will try to use WATD Marshfield, WBZ Channel 4, WCVB Channel 5, and also Channel 7NEWS.

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Chicago-protest-Dont-shoot-I-want-to-grow-upPOTLUCK DISCUSSION ON
GUN VIOLENCE

Friday, Jan. 30th at 6 PM

Our Intern Minister Tom Bozeman and church member Nancy Landgren invite you to a Potluck Discussion. We will share dinner and then have a discussion on “militarization of the police,” gun violence in our country with highlights from a historical overview, and NRA and the last election. Please join us. If you have any questions please contact the office.

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SAVE THE DATE: SPECIAL CONCERT - UKRAINIAN VIOLIN AND PIANO MUSIC

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at First Parish Church Duxbury

Violinist Zachary Ebin, formerly of South Shore Conservatory, will play rarely heard music by 20th-century Ukrainian composers at First Parish Church on Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. Ebin will be accompanied by respected Canadian pianist Maria Dolnycky.

The music, much of it based on Ukrainian folk themes, is by composers who were repressed during the Soviet era and who suffered during the upheavals of the two World Wars. Part of the proceeds of the concert will aid humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

Tickets will be $20, $15 for students and seniors, free for children 12 and under. Watch this space for more information on the concert and ticket sales.

To hear a sample of the music, click here.

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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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