Worship at First Parish in Concord is both traditional and innovative. While most of our services are minister-led, it is not unusual to have lay-led services, especially in the summer. With our roots in liberal Protestant Christianity, you will find the shape of the worship service to be similar to other churches. We sing hymns each Sunday. There is a Children’s Message. Ministers offer prayers for members of the congregation and the wider world. Choirs sing. Our organist offers a prelude, postlude, and other music during the hour. Most Sundays there is a fifteen-minute sermon with readings that support it. It is not unusual to read scripture during a service, though many Sundays a Biblical reading might not appear. Our children are with us in the sanctuary for the first fifteen to twenty minutes before going to their religious education classes. A typical Sunday worship service will last roughly one hour.