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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. Apr 18 11am "The Peace of Trees", Rev. Fred Small
"The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence," wrote Trappist monk and activist Thomas Merton. "The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. ... It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful." As we work together for social and environmental justice, how do we remain grounded in a peaceful spirit? What can we learn from trees?
Mon. Apr 19 7pm FPC Monday Night Chat
Sun. Apr 25 11am “April Is the Cruelest Month”, Rev. Nannene Gowdy
Just as we are eager for summer, sometimes we are reminded that we have two more months to go. April 19th is also the first day ALL people in Massachusetts are eligible for the COVID-19 shot. Partly in poems, let's look at how our waiting period is going.
Mon. Apr 26 7pm FPC Monday Night Chat
Sun. May 2 11am "Service", Rabbi Yaakov Reef
Mon. May 3 7pm FPC Monday Night Chat
Cinco de Mayo Wed. May 5
Mother's Day Sun. May 9
Sun. May 9 11am "Service", Rev. Eugene "Woody" Widrick
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.