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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!




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 Congregation 15th anniversary

Welcoming Congregation, 15th anniversary (photo by Susan Fry)



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Rev. Kemler’s Christmas Eve Sermon, 2016    [ 01/04/2017 10:22 AM ]

Many of you have been asking for Rev. Kemler’s powerful sermon from Christmas Eve. Unfortunately it was not recorded, but here is a transcript: Something New Is Trying to Get Itself Born. Elea also posted it on the church’s Facebook page.

Boston And DC Women’s March    [ 12/13/2016 02:06 PM ]

On January 21, 2017, people will unite in Washington and Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by recent acts and statements of hate, intolerance and violence — among them are women, Muslims, immigrants, people of color, refugees, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and many others. Together, we will demonstrate that America stands for human decency, equal rights, and freedom from discrimination.

All are welcome. Join us in Boston or DC to let the new presidential administration hear our voices!

Here is more information on the DC march and travel from Massachusetts. For details on the Boston march, search “Boston Women’s March for America” on Facebook or click here.


Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities    [ 11/11/2016 10:16 AM ]

If you look closely at the “navigation” menu on the left-hand side of every page on the uugroton.org site, you will notice a new entry, “This Week.” Below this are “Volunteer Opportunities” and “Upcoming Events.” Check these two pages frequently. They will be updated at least once a week while church is in session. The entries on these two lists are taken from the weekly News, Needs & Opportunities email newsletter. (The Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs – page has moved beneath “About Our Community.”)
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1 Powder House Road … P.O. Box 457 … Groton, MA 01450-0457 … 978-448-6307 …   …  

Most recently updated 2017-01-04