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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.




Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.



October Sermons


October  2                 Union Service                                                                      Rev. Ed Hardy

Our Annual “Union Worship”  with Duxbury and Kingston will be in Kingston.  This year, the emphasis will be on our individual Church Histories and how they are lived out today.  The children will be entertained and sing alone with Roger Tincknell.  Tincknell is well known in New England and has performed at many UU churches.  Those with an inclination are asked to bring something for the coffee hour after the service.


October  9                 TBA                                                                                         Worship Committee


October 16               Joseph Tuckerman                                                             Rev. Ed Hardy

Not a very good student at Harvard Divinity School—he just cruised.  He didn’t like being a scholar; he wanted to learn from life, from experience.  He wanted to live like Jesus.  How did he do that?


October 23               What are your core values?                                             Rev. Ed Hardy

Do you have a core value that you have held all your life?  Or have your core values changed with circumstance?  What is core value now?  What are your three Core Values now?  How do they conflict? How do they support each other?


October 30               What is All Hallow’s Eve?                                                  Rev. Ed Hardy

How do we celebrate it?  Do we celebrate the dead?  Do we celebrate the Saints?  Do we know any Saints?  The Separatists called themselves Saints.



Also in October 2016….

Sunday, October  2  ~  Union Sunday in Kingston

Sunday, October  9  ~  Family Service

Sunday, October 16  ~  Religious Education in Parish House

Friday, October 21   ~  Friday Night RE – 3rd Principle

Sunday, October 23  ~  Family Service

Sunday, October 30  ~  Religious Education in Parish House




Tour Season is in Full Swing!



We will be conducting tours every Friday & Saturday (10am 12:30-pm or 12:30 to 3:00 pm) June 3rd  & 4th through October.



Food Collection Sunday, October 16


Food Collection Sunday is the third Sunday of the month.

The Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse is always in need of food staples, personal products

Peanut Butter
Jelly (plastic bottles)
Cereal (small boxes)
Canned Soup (or stew)
Granola Bars
Pretzels/Goldfish (small bags)
Pudding Cups
Peaches/Pears (canned)
Macaroni & Cheese
Canned Green Beans
Canned Corn & Carrots
Heat & Eat Meals
Fruit Snacks/Fruit Roll Ups






The RE Program is going to be working in cooperation with South Shore Community Action Council this summer to facilitate a backpack program like the one outlined below. Please consider targeting your food donations for June, July, and August to the items listed below. The students will be helping with the planning, implementation, packing, and distributing of the backpacks.



Pop top items or Microwave cups preferred. No glass.


Graham and/or animal crackers

Light popcorn

Whole grain cereal granola bars

Individual cereal boxes



Spaghetti and meatballs





Canned fruit or fruit cups in light syrup

dried fruit: Raisins, plums, cranberries


Miscellaneous:Fat-free sugar free pudding cups

100% juice



Restoration News



The Restoration Committee is scheduling an evening meeting to accommodate people who cannot attend meetings in the morning.  Please consider attending a meeting, they would love to have you.



First Parish of Plymouth placed on the National Register




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