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We are a community of adults, youth, and children seeking to deepen spiritually, to take care of one another, and to be a blessing to the world.

We are a school for compassion, gratitude, and generosity.

These are some of the things we care about at First Parish Church: We value spiritual depth, spiritual growth, and spiritual maturity. We value service to others, especially to those outside the walls of the church and to those in need. We value gen­er­os­ity and view increasing gen­er­os­ity as part of the spiritual life. We value being a “permission granting” church. By this we mean saying yes to new ideas and possibilities which are consistent with and further the mis­sion and values of the church. We value taking care of each other. We will be asked to take care of the members and friends of our community who are in need. We will receive care when we are in need.

As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we affirm and promote the principles of the UUA. As a Welcoming Congregation, we actively welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as full participants in the life of the church.

In other words, our congregation and our Unitarian Universalist faith are engaging, partici­pa­tory, and inclusive. All are welcome at this table. Join us!

the old meetinghouse

The Old Groton Meetinghouse (photo by John Jackson)

On Monday, May 11, Groton’s Town Meeting voted to authorize a $203,333 Community Pre­servation Act grant to pay for two-thirds the cost for our Meetinghouse Phase 1 Rehabil­itation Project. Read more here.

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Meetinghouse Gets New Clock Faces This Wednesday    [ 10/25/2016 11:03 AM ]

There will be some excitement at the Old Groton Meetinghouse this Wednesday, October 26th, starting around 8:00 am, as three huge, eight-foot-diameter clock faces are lifted into place by crane. Also on the agenda: raising up eight new shutters for the bell tower.

Here are photos of the old clock faces coming down (1, 2, 3, 4).

There will likely be some great photo opportunities as with these highly visible steps the Phase 1A Meetinghouse Rehabilitation Project draws to a close.

Photos from the Welcoming Congregation 15th Anniversary Service    [ 10/23/2016 06:37 PM ]

Sunday’s service celebrated 15 years of working towards being a Welcoming Congregation. Here are some photos from the day (4 by Krista Ingram and 36 by Susan Fry), the Order of Service, and the audio from Rev. Kemler’s sermon, “This is the Sound of All of Us.”

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Most recently updated 2016-10-20