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First Parish Plymouth Unitarian Universalist Church

First Parish Church in Plymouth is the oldest continuous church in New England.


The congregation has a long tradition of religious freedom and faith that dates back to the pilgrim landing and beyond. We trace our origin back to the year 1606 when a group of dissenters from the Church of England banded together in Scrooby. In 1620 part of the Leyden congregation set sail aboard the Mayflower, seeking the freedom to worship according to the dictates of their own conscience in the New World. This history brings us a sense of pride and joy, but we also realize that the present and future need a fresh commitment to maintain a religion of the open mind and heart.

Freedom of belief is foundation to Unitarian Universalism. We affirm the worth of all human beings and the integrity of individual thought and action. As a liberal religious community, we share the quest for a practical religion based on deed, not creed.


First Parish building in Plymouth
First Parish building in Plymouth


We welcome all who would join with us in the spirit of love and peace.


We are a non-creedal church stressing love, service and religious freedom..

Our office can be reached at 508-747-1606

Join us on Sundays at 10:00 for worship.

After church please join us for coffee, fellowship, and snacks in Kendall Hall.






Sundays in September


September 7                                      Café Conversation                                                                          Rev. Ed Hardy

What would it take for you to change your religion?

“Religion. It’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”

                                                                                                                                ~Jon Stewart

This service will be held in the Fellowship Hall, with tables of four for dialogue and conversation. Twice the tables will shift and then repeat the question. At the end of the service you will have talked with nine people.


September 14                                   Water Service                                                                                   Rev. Ed Hardy

This is the annual “welcome back” to members of the congregation, especially the children. Members bring vials of water from places they have visited, places sacred to them, or from their home tap to share in the gathering.

How wonderful to see all your bright and shiny faces.


September 21                                   Practice Makes. . . . (Part Two)                                                  Vaughn Keller

“Healing the World” requires strength. It requires a hardy spirit that must be nurtured. Religion and science both teach us that there are specific practices that do “Nurture the Spirit.” What are these spiritual practices and how does a spiritual practice differ from everyday living? From brain waves to the demonstration of compassion, spiritual practices are different and they make a difference.


September 28                                   The One That Got Away                                                                Rev. Ed Hardy

Almost everyone has a fish story to tell, the one that got away, that grows and grows and grows as the years go by.

Whatever could we learn?

Whatever could be sacred and holy?