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
Stengthen the faint hearted
Support the weak
Help the suffering
Honor all beings
Upcoming Worship Services
Sunday, December 21, two services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Howard Dana and the First Parish Choir
Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24
Rev. Howard Dana and Worship Planning Team
4:00 p.m.: Children's Choirs and Christmas Story Tableau
7:00 p.m.: Gospel Choir and Contemporary Ensemble
9:00 p.m.: First Parish Choir
Sunday, December 28, 10:00 a.m.
"On the Shoulders of Giants"
Brian Chenowith, Ministerial Intern and Pamela Schweppe, soprano
Sunday, January 4, 10:00 a.m.
"The Church Bells of First Parish"
Rev. Howard Dana and Lincoln Ringers; Diane Burke, Director
Sunday, January 11, 10:00 a.m.
"From Fear to Calm"
Rev. Howard Dana and First Parish Choir
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.
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.