First Parish in Concord has been part of my life story for as long as I can remember. It is a tradition that dates back to the 1940s when both sets of grandparents moved to Concord and became part of the First Parish family. My … read more.
Good Morning. My name is Toby Smith Ropeik.
When I first walked into First Parish, 23 years ago, I admit, I came as a skeptic, having been areligious for 25 years. Well, I felt more at home that first Sunday, than at any other religious place … read more.
Like some of you, I’ve spent a lot of my life uncomfortable with organized religion and the idea of “church.”
It started in my second grade Congregational Sunday School when the lesson centered on Christ’s infallibility. I asked a logical question: Didn’t Jesus ever spill his … read more.
My family and I found First Parish while church shopping almost 6 years ago. I was raised in a church, and although my feelings about it were a bit complicated, I knew that I wanted my children to have a spiritual home. I wanted my … read more.
We came to First Parish 20 years ago, after “sampling” UU churches around Middlesex County. In fact, we moved to Concord because of First Parish. We found a home here, before we found a house in Concord.
From our earliest days here, we loved hearing the … read more.
Before we moved to Concord, a friend had us meet her brother. He was living here already.
“It’s a great place,” Michael told us, “but watch out for the Unitarians Universalists! They sit on all the town committees. They spend too much!”
It sounded pretty good to … read more.
I grew up here in Concord, on Elm St, across from Trinity Episcopal Church. My family was staunchly atheist. So I would watch with curiosity as my neighbors filed into church every Sunday morning and I wondered what the heck they did in there.
I left … read more.
Hi, I’m Edye, and I’ve worked downstairs in little RE for three years now. When I think about reasons why it is important to support First Parish, I immediately think of all the times that this church has been there for me. I was talking … read more.
Jay and I started coming to First Parish about 12 years ago, when our kids were young. Over the years I have had the opportunity the experience many aspects of First Parish. I was very involved in RE when the kids were young. As most … read more.