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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.

Sunday, May 31 • 9:00 AM • "Why Pray" followed by Annual Meeting • • • • • • • • •

We will have only a 30 minute service today, where Worship Associate Michael Gardner joins Reverend Catherine Cullen in the pulpit to talk about "Prayer."  The service will then be followed by the Annual Meeting (Programs) at 9:30 am.  Childcare available.

Sunday, May 31 • 4:00 PM • The Ordination of Tom Bozeman  • • • • • • • •

Join us as we, along with our sister church in Kingston, ordain our student minister Tom Bozeman! The ordination is intergenerational and refreshments will be served after the service.

Sunday, June 7 • 10:30 AM • "The Makings of a Minister"  • • • • • • • •

In his last sermon here at First Parish Church, Rev. Tom Bozeman will be joined by Rev. Catherine Cullen and members of the Joint Intern Committee as we reflect upon UU ministry for the 21st century.

Sunday, June 14 • 10:30 AM • "Flower Communion Sunday"  • • • • • • • •

This last regular worship service of the year is a tradition that is uniquely Unitarian Universalist. It is our opportunity to recognize that our strength as a community of faith stems from our sharing with one another. Please remember to bring- a flower (or two) with you and join us for our special, last regular worship together before the Summer!  A dedication Ceremony will be also be held during this Worship Service.   Our Religious Education Director, Sunsue Fleming, and Rev. Catherine Cullen will co-officiate. Parents, the church school and congregation will welcome the children and dedicate themselves to the important work of supporting parents in raising their child.

And, our worship this day will also include a dedication of our new outdoor labyrinth.

Sunday, June 21 • 8:00-8:30 AM • First Fisherman's Service  • • • • • • • •

Join us for our first Fisherman’s Service!  These lay-led, informal services occur weekly out on the patio throughout the summer, on various topics chosen by the leaders.   Please join us when you can!

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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.

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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

WORSHIP-MUSIC SURVEY RESULTS

Recently the Worship Committee conducted a survey to assess the congregation’s views and any concerns they have regarding how Sunday Morning Worship Services are conducted.

179 members and friends filled out this survey! This is an excellent response rate and we are very grateful to all who responded.

Click here to see the results in graphs and tables.

The results give us more concrete data for the Minister and the Worship Committee to use in planning future worship services.

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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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