Welcome to First Parish in Concord! We are so glad you are here and welcome you to our community. Here’s about Sunday worship and what to expect on Sunday Morning. We are an open, diverse, and inclusive community of religious seekers that support each person’s spiritual journey and who practice living in kind and compassionate relationships with each other.

Becoming a Member

When you have decided that you are ready to join First Parish, sign the Membership Book in the presence of one of our Ministers. You may hear an invitation to “sign the Book”, or please contact us at any time. When you sign the membership book of First Parish, you covenant to participate in and contribute to the life and mission of the congregation. As signed members of a Unitarian Universalist congregation you hold the responsibility to participate in the business of the congregation, vote at annual and special congregational meetings, pledge generously, chair committees, represent the congregation at regional and national events, plus many other benefits.

Spiritual Journey

Joining First Parish in Concord, or any spiritual community, can progress and be a journey, full of discovery and connection.In our worship, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before. In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.  Our programs create opportunities for friendship and belonging to a community that works for a peaceful, fair, and free world that cares for our planet Earth.  The programs teach that each person is important, should be treated fairly and kindly and that we should accept one another.  We gain an appreciation of world religious teachings because we believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life. 

Here is a link on our website to the principles: https://firstparish.org/wp/about/principles/
You can read more about Unitarian Universalism at the UUA website.


For questions or comments, contact Liz Rust, welcoming@firstparish.org
Interested in getting more involved? Take a look at our “Getting Involved at FPC” document by clicking here.