First Parish in Concord is located at 20 Lexington Road in Concord, Massachusetts.

Phone 978-369-9602  Fax 978-369-8701  Email contact@firstparish.org

Sunday Services

Welcome!

Regular worship services are held each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Worship is a time to pause, reflect on our lives, and hear wisdom from the world’s religious traditions. Wonderful music and preaching, silence and prayer, and a children’s story are all part of Sunday services. We invite you to join us.

Read more about What to Expect.

Programs for Children and Teens

Every Sunday morning we offer Religious Exploration for children. Childcare is available for children 0-4 years on the Lower level. Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings. Guests and visitors are always welcome!

The goals of our program include:

  • Create opportunities for fun, friendship and belonging to community
  • Learn to live the 7 UU principles and explore spiritual practices
  • Gain an appreciation of world religious teachings
  • Celebrate the conscious effort of our youth to learn who they are as Unitarian Universalists

Read more: Religious Exploration

Accessibility and Parking

There are two handicapped parking spaces in the small circle by the church and two more by the small white houses east of the Meeting House. An elevator is located behind the Sanctuary and is accessible on all floors. In the balcony, there are two spots for people using wheelchairs near the doors to the Religious Education wing. On the Sanctuary main floor, near the front, there are two spaces for wheelchairs, one on each side.

Everyone who needs to park a little closer is welcome to park in the unmarked spaces around the small circle. Those without mobility challenges are encouraged to park farther away to leave those spaces open for others. Ample parking is available behind the Concord Visitors Center on Keyes Road.

Winter Storm Closures and Cancellations

The Meeting House will be closed if the Concord Public Schools are closed. Sunday morning service will be cancelled in the event of a serious snow storm. A decision will be made by the Senior Minister and the Director of Operations by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. If there is an unexpected storm late Saturday night, a decision will be made by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. In either situation, a notice will be placed on this website, an email will be sent out via the FP Weekly email list, local television stations will include First Parish on their cancellation lists, and there will be a message on the church telephone (978-369-9602). Please use your judgment to ensure your safety and that of your family.

Church Office Hours

September to mid-June, Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The building is closed Mondays for cleaning and maintenance. Meetings and other events may be scheduled on Monday evenings.
Summer Schedule, starting mid-June, Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.