Welcome to First Parish in Concord
First Parish is a welcoming Unitarian Universalist congregation that seeks ways to deepen spiritually, build community, and make a positive difference in the world. We invite you to join our vibrant community of more than 1,200 adults and children whose aspirations are expressed by the benediction we speak in unison at the end of Sunday worship:
Go out into the world in peace
Hold on to what is good
Return to no person evil for evil
Strengthen the faint hearted
Support the weak
Help the suffering
Honor all beings
Upcoming Worship Services
Sunday, March 8, 10:00 a.m.
"The Fire Next Time"
Rev. Howard Dana and the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Gail Carey, Director
Daylight Saving Time begins
Sunday, March 15, 10:00 a.m.
"Mortality and What to Do About It”
Rev. Marion Visel and the First Parish Choir
Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m.
Water Taize Service
Bethany Lowe, Beth Norton and the By Your Side Singers
Sunday, March 22, 10:00 a.m.
"Streams in the Desert"
Rev. Howard Dana and the First Parish Choir
Sunday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Howard Dana and the First Parish Choir and Children’s Choirs
Childcare for those under 4 years is always available.
The Religious Education Schedule for children and youth is posted on Fridays in the current Sunday News.
9:00 a.m. First Parish Café, have a cup of tea/coffee, a muffin and a conversation
11:10 a.m. Worship Sharing Circle, an opportunity to reflect upon the service with others
11:30 a.m. Sunday Forum, topics are available through the church office
Winter storm concerns? The Meeting House will be closed if the Concord Public Schools are closed. Church will be cancelled in the event of a serious snow storm; a decision will be made by the Senior Minister and the Director of Operations by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. A notice will be placed on the website, an email will be sent out on the FP-Announce list, and there will be a message on the church telephone. Please use your judgment to ensure your safety and that of your family.
This Week ~ Next Week at First Parish
General Assembly Registration, Sunday, March 1
Religious Education Congregational Conversations, Monday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.
First Tuesday Group (65+), Tuesday, March 3, 1:30 p.m.
Finance Committee, Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
RE Council, Tuesday, March 3, 7:30
Arts Council, Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 p.m.
Concord Area Humanists, Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.
Religious Education Congregational Conversations, Wednesday, March 4, 4:30 p.m.
Speak Spanish?, Thursday, March 5, 7:00 p.m., offsite
By Your Side Singers, Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Religious Education Congregational Conversations, Thursday, March 5, 10:00 a.m.
World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 6, 11:00 a.m., offsite
Inequality Matters: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It with Chuck Collins, Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.
Investing Your Values Discussion, Sunday, March 8, 9:00 a.m.
Nominating Committee, Sunday, March 8, 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Forum, Sunday, March 8, 11:30 a.m.
Religious Education Congregational Conversations, Sunday, March 8, time TBD
Social Action Book Discussion Group, Sunday, March 8, 4:00 p.m.
Denominational Affairs, Monday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Shawl Ministry, Tuesday, March 10, 2:00 p.m.
Vegan Potluck, Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m.
Partner Congregation, Thursday, March 12 6:00 p.m.
Photography Club Meeting, Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.
Congregational Discussion on Divestment, Sunday, March 15, 11:30 a.m.
Ordination of Rachel Baker, Sunday, March 15, 4:00 p.m., offsite, First Parish in Bedford
Oriana Consort in Concert at First Parish, Sunday, March 15, 5:00 p.m.
Website Log-in and Online Directory
All members, friends, and regular visitors of First Parish in Concord are encouraged to set up a Username and Password for this website in the left hand column. This website profile will allow you access to protected areas of the website.
The online directory profile is independent of, and separate from, the one for this website.