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First Parish Plymouth Unitarian Universalist Church

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

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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.

 

 

 


 

Sunday Worship Services

 

May 31            What Does It Look Like From Here?            Rev. Ed Hardy

As we approach the end of my third year in Plymouth, it is worth taking stock of where we have come from, where we are ,and where we might want to go. My two short term goals have been financial stability and reconciliation of past bumps and bruises. Financial stability meaning we pay our own way without undue reliance on our endowment. Not there yet. Reconciliation? We have made great progress.

 

June 7          Where Are We Headed?                       Rev Ed Hardy

There are so many choices, so many divergent ideas, sometimes we seem to be headed everywhere at once and no-where at all. For the coming year, we are projecting a draw on endowment well within the industry standard of 3 to 5 percent. Thank You to all those who have increased their pledges substantially over the last 3 years; thanks to all the fund raisers who have made sizeable increases, and thanks to the “pencil counters” Tom Quattromani and Conley Pierce, who found the pennies, nickels and dimes. Now what? Now where?

 

June 14          Celebration Sunday                            Emma Stillman, Sadie Perlow, Katie Medlar and Rev Ed Hardy

This Sunday honors our High School students, our teachers, and is our farewell to Katie Medlar after three years of dedicated service as the Religious Education Director at First Parish. We all wish Katie the best with her full time job with “Calmer Choices” which teaches mindfulness to students in the public school system on Cape Cod. Come Celebrate the youth of First Parish, the teachers and the community.

 

June 21                                    Worship Committee

 

June 28                                   Worship Committee

 


 

 Tours of our beautiful, historic church have begun.

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This year, we are doing them Friday and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm with shifts of 10-12:30 and 12:30 – 3:00

 

 

Restoration News

 

First Parish of Plymouth placed on the National Register

During the church service on May 31st, the Restoration Committee will be unveiling the First Parish National Register of Historic Places plaque.  We hope you are proud to have this honor bestowed upon our beautiful and iconic building, on the site where religious freedom was born.  A special collection will be taken to help defray the cost of the plaque and installation.

 


 

SCRIP CARDS ALWAYS AVAILBLE DURING COFFEE HOUR

 

Food Collection Sunday

Today is Food Collection Sunday. The food bank always needs canned fruits, canned vegetables, apple sauce, peanut butter & jelly, spaghetti & sauce, coffee & tea, cereal, condiments & spices, baby food & formula, diapers & wipes. Also needed are toiletries: toilet paper, feminine supplies, toothbrushes & toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, and soap.    


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