Welcome to First Parish in Concord
All are welcome!
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
First Parish Homecoming
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Picnic at 5:30 p.m.
All ages. All First Parish. Bring your whole family. Visit with your friends, catch up on the summer news and meet other First Parish folk. Enjoy the music, labyrinth, and Rise Up Singing.
This is an evening for everyone.
A finger food dessert to share
Your own picnic, food and beverage
Lawn chairs and blankets
The party will be on the front lawns of First Parish weather permitting; in the Parish Hall in case of rain. No admission charge. Mark your calendar now. This is an event not to be missed.
Upcoming Worship Services
Sunday, August 9, 10:00 a.m.
Sam Teitel; Mary Jane Rupert, accompanist, and Jane Barnes, vocalist
Sunday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.
Music as a Spiritual Practice
Bob Goodearl; Mary Jane Rupert, accompanist, and Bob Goodearl & Friends, guest musicians
Sunday, August 23, 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Howard Dana, Minister, First Parish in Concord; Mary Jane Rupert, accompanist, and Pamela Schweppe; soprano
Sunday, August 30, 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Howard Dana; Mary Jane Rupert, accompanist, and Kimberly Brainerd, flute
Sunday, September 6, 10:00 a.m.
Ministerial Intern, First Parish in Concord; Eric Huenneke, accompanist, and Nancy Ackerman, clarinet
Sunday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Howard Dana and the First Parish Choir
The Religious Education Schedule for children and youth is posted on Fridays in the current Sunday News.
Beginning on June 21 all children and youth are welcome to join their families in the sanctuary for worship. In lieu of staffed childcare, family members may accompany a restless child to the vestibule where there will be storage bins filled with age appropriate activities. Please remain with your child(ren). Family members are welcome to make themselves comfortable on the rocking chairs or sofa and listen to audio of the service as their children play.
Religious Education will resume in September 2015.
11:10 a.m. Worship Sharing Circle, an opportunity to reflect upon the service with others
The First Parish Café and Sunday Forum will resume in the fall.
Summer Events and Activities at First Parish
Rise Up Singing, Friday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.
Sample Small Group Ministry, Sunday, June 28, 11:15 a.m.
By Your Side Singers, Thursday, July 2, 7:30 p.m.
"Thoreau's Sense of Place," Friday, July 10, 7:30 p.m., concert
"Thoreau's Sense of Place," Saturday, July 11, 10:45 a.m., keynote address
"Thoreau's Sense of Place," Sunday, July 12, 10:00 a.m., worship
Photography Club Meeting, Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m.
Sample Small Group Ministry, Sunday, July 12, 11:15 a.m.
By Your Side Singers, Thursday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sample Small Group Ministry, Sunday, July 19, 11:15 a.m.
Rise Up Singing, Fridays, July 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sample Small Group Ministry, Sunday, July 26, 11:15 a.m.
By Your Side Singers, Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.
Photography Club Meeting, Saturday, August 8, 9:00 a.m.
Newsletter Deadline, Tuesday, August 18, 12:00 noon
By Your Side Singers, Thursday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Rise Up Singing, Fridays, August 28, 7:30 p.m.
First Parish Homecoming Celebration, Sunday, September 13, 5:30 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.