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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.

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Sunday, October 12 • 10:30 AM • "The Peace of Wild Things"

Rev. Catherine Cullen will be joined by longtime Appalachian Mountain Club member Sally Delisa as we look at how nature feeds our souls and spirits! Sally will offer some important information about how best to avoid deer ticks in preparation for a walk in the woods behind FPC which Sally will lead after worship next week.

fall-leavesSunday, October 19 • 10:30 AM • "To Comfort All Who Mourn"

We can easily get stuck in old habits and ways of doing things - both as individuals and as a society. But what would it be like if we were to make a habit of bringing in the new?  Also, following last week's service about "The Peace of Wild Things," everyone is invited to join in a walk in the beautiful woods behind the church.  Wear light-colored pants, spray them with insect repellent, bring water and a camera, and enjoy this guided walk!

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Sunday, October 26 • 10:30 AM • "No Longer With Us"

In the tradition of the Day of the Dead, children and adults are invited to bring a photo or other object to share in commemoration of departed loved ones, people and pets, in our annual ritual honoring those who are no longer among us. Children will begin the morning in the Sanctuary. Our sermon will speak to the complex issue of suicide. Catherine will be joined in the pulpit by members of a family who endured this unspeakable loss.

After worship,the annual Pumpkin Sunday will take place. Bring a pumpkin to carve! Planned activities are:

11:45 a.m.: Carving Pumpkins & Haunted House provided by grade 7 & 8 (downstairs).  
12 noon:  Pizza on sale by the HIP Group – YUM! (or you can bring your own lunch)
12:30 p.m.: Tricks for Treats
1 p.m.:  Closing Circle

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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-Cullen-webFirst 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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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 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 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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New in 2014, "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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