Here are Ways to Get Involved

There are many activities, groups, committees, and events at First Parish. You will find a welcoming group of people throughout our congregation. It is not necessary to be a member of the church to attend or serve on a committee. Call one of our staff members for more information.

To learn more

Read the weekly Newsletter on-line, or sign up for email delivery. Peruse our Church Events Calendar. The bulletin board near the kitchen also provides updated information on our array of ministries. Or call the office at (207) 985-3700 to get more information on the next meeting or event.

Sent by email, information is also available in the Sunday morning Order of Service via email. These printed announcements provide an updated list of what is happening for the next week and whom to call. Please get in touch with the office if you would like to receive information by email.

Path to Membership

If you are looking for a church that:

  • is open to all people
  • encourages you to develop your own theology
  • is run by its members using the democratic process, not by a hierarchy
  • remains open to wisdom found in world religions, holy scriptures, and secular thought
  • helps children find answers to their questions rather than telling them all the answers
  • encourages members to join together to work for justice and compassion for all human beings
  • emphasizes responsibility to be careful stewards of the earth
  • has a long and proud history and heritage of teaching tolerance, supporting freedom, practicing compassion, seeking justice, and using reason

Then you might be a Unitarian Universalist!

Many begin at First Parish as a Friend. The names of friends can be included in the First Parish Directory. Joining the Church is easy. The first step is making an appointment to meet with the Minister so you can get to know each other. You will receive some basic information and have your questions answered. You may sign the membership book 30 days after declaring your intention to join the church. Signing the book and meeting basic requirements will be the beginning of a relationship that will deepen over time.

Connections to the UU community

Working together for the benefit of diverse congregations and communities is a long-standing tradition for Unitarian Universalists. UU roots in North America go back to the independent, self-governing churches of colonial New England. In Europe, Unitarian heritage reaches back to religious and social reformers in England, Poland, Transylvania, and Romania.

Continue this venture by visiting the UU Association Website, or by looking for neighboring UU Congregations in the UUA website.