Our worship combines prayer, music, and preaching based on the Scriptures and encourages spiritual growth and congregational participation. Services with Holy Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Matrimony all have their places in the total worship of our Parish.
Education for Children and Adults
There is a Sunday morning Church School for infants through middle school. An in-depth course of inquiry and instruction for 9th graders prepares them for Confirmation and Church membership. Various study and discussion opportunities for adults are offered during the year. There are also fellowship groups for youth that meet regularly, including retreats, learning opportunities and service projects. Download our church school registration form here.
Worship is enriched by a volunteer Senior Choir and Junior Choir, choral services in Advent and Lent, and frequent use of instrumentalists and other artists and art forms. First Parish also hosts outside musical groups.
Mission and Service
Our members give time and money to a full range of religious, civic and social programs. Many of these activities are funded by "Pumpkins for a Purpose" each October. Through the United Church of Christ, we participate in the humanitarian and spiritual concerns of the larger Church.