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, February 1
"The War on Rest"
Rev. Howard Dana and the First Parish Choir
Sunday, February 8
Coming of Age led by the youth
Sunday, February 15
"Loving the Hell Our of the World"
Brian Chenowith and the First Parish Choir
Sunday, February 22
"Shaking Hands with the Dragon"
Rev. Howard Dana and the Lincoln Ringers Bell Choir
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
Inequality for All: Screening and Moderated Discussion, Friday, January 30, 7:00 p.m.
Bill Claybrook Photography Exhibit, January 31, Altshuler Gallery
Rock 'n' Roll Bingo Fundraiser for Youth Group Service Trip, Saturday, January 31, 6:00 p.m.
Forum, Sunday, 11:30 a.m., check with the church office for speaker
Sarasa Concert, Sunday, February 1, 7:00 p.m., Haydn Piano Sonata in E-flat Major | Mozart Flute Quartet
Tuesday Group (65+) Meeting, Tuesday, February 3, 1:30 p.m.
Arts Council Meeting, Wednesday, February 4, 6:00 p.m.
You’re invited….Come cook, Wednesday February 4, 9:00 a.m.
Concord Area Humanists, Wednesday, February 4, 7:00 p.m.
By Your Side Singers, Thursday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Adult Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, start date: Sunday, February 8, 11:30 a.m.
Funderburg Scholars Dinner, Saturday, February 7, 6:30 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.
The online directory profile is independent of, and separate from, the one for this website.