On March 12, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) asked all of its congregations to dispense with in- person worship, cancel or postpone large group events, and seriously limit meetings. None of us knows how quickly this virus will spread or for how long. We want to take the prudent approach the UUA recommends. Here is the latest:

  • We are now offering our Sunday Services online. Please join us from home. You may log-in from your home computer or cell phone as early as 9:30 a.m. on Sunday  to be sure your access is working. Instructions for setting up to view the service are below.
  • Going forward, you may access worship services, meetings, and groups through our Zoom account. We will send a weekly log-in for worship. Church staff and leaders may initiate meetings and groups through Zoom as well. Please contact a First Parish staff person for access.
  • Starting Monday, March 16, First Parish will open for business online. The Meeting House will be closed. We will reopen the Meeting House as soon as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health advises it is fine to do so. Check www.firstparish.org to find the latest information. We will also communicate when necessary through the FP Weekly email.
  • Church staff will be working from home. Please call or email them as needed. In matters large and small, we are here for you. We also urge you to reach out to one another.

Together we will make it through this crisis. Have courage—hold onto what is good. Warmly, Howard

Watching or Listening to the Sunday Service via Zoom

You will need to register for this “webinar”, which will help set up your computer, phone, or tablet to view the service. You should register ahead of time, but you will need to do this only once. You can register right before or during the service as well.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Instructions on joining the webinar, either by computer or by phone call, are sent out in the First Parish Weekly email.