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Welcome and thank you for visiting. Due to concern for all of our health, First Parish Church is suspending all church sponsored in-person activities. We are celebrating our Sundays together on-line. Mid-week we offer evening on-line activites to bring joy and combat boredom and isolation.
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Our Sunday services begin at 11:00 AM and last approximately an hour. Join us for Fellowship 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the service.
Wherever you are on life's journey. You are welcome here.
We are Unitarian Universalists,
or UU's for short. We are people of all ages and walks of life who live
in Billerica and nearby
towns. We come from a variety of religious backgrounds - mainly
Christian and Jewish. We have a wide range of religious beliefs. Some
of us are newcomers, while some are long time U.U.'s. We cherish the
universal truths taught by the great teachers in every time and
tradition. We welcome diversity of religious opinion, yet we seek a
strengthened spirituality for ourselves. We want the opportunity to consider religious questions with others who are not always certain they have all the answers.
Our Mission Statement
(Diversity Statement): "This Congregation affirms and promotes the full
participation of persons in all our activities and endeavors, including
membership, programming, hiring practices, and the calling of religious
professionals, without regard to race, color, gender, physical or
mental challenge, affectional or sexual orientation, age, class,
national origin, or political affiliation."
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Event and Service details are on the Calendar
All are Welcome here!
Dear Members and Friends,
Services start @ 11 AM and last about an hour.
Zoom Fellowship Chat 30-Min before and after Sunday Service. We hope you will join us.
Sun, May 16 11am "I Have Set My Rainbow in the Clouds", Joshua Leach
Thoughts on revisiting the Book of Genesis from a UU perspective in the age of COVID-19.
Mon, May 17 7pm FPC Mon Night Chat
Sun, May 23 11am "Are We A Civilized People?", Rev. Nannene Gowdy
The recent political situation and the country’s reaction to the COVID crisis has given us some interesting insight into our behavior as a people. What conclusions can we draw from that?
Mon, May 24 7pm FPC Mon Night Chat
Mon, May 31 Memorial Day
Sun, May 30 11am "Memorial Day - More Than Flowers", Teresa and Ken English
Memorial Day is a federal holiday created to honor the ultimate sacrifice in service to America. The solemn history is memorialized in speeches and the laying of wreaths. The First and Seventh Principles of our faith encourage Unitarian Universalists to go beyond placing flowers on gravesites. Kenny’s tour of service in Iraq changed his perspective on what service and duty should look like. Together, Kenny and Teresa, weave a narrative of personal sacrifice, civic duty, and activism to leave our world better than we found it.
Mon, May 31 7pm FPC Mon Night Chat
Our drop-in conversations continue to evolve. Click the Zoom Service meeting link for:
Mondays - FPC Monday Night Zoom Chat, hosted by Sarah Mills, 7:00-8:00p.m.
Virtual visit with whomever stops by. Think of this like an open house with friends. Different topics, creative projects (Allergy Friendly Cooking, Video Editing, Zoom problem solving, etc), something new each week.