Sunday Morning Worship

Worship at First Parish is a time during the week when we all gather under one ‘tent.’ To worship is to give worth to something; we hold that our shared time together is worthy. We gather and practice being in covenanted religious community. Worship is about making a connection between the world outside and the spirit within. It is song and prayer, silence and recitation, giving and receiving. Worship is a time and place to set down our burdens, rejoice, reflect, and recharge before going out and living into our shared Unitarian Universalist faith.

Regular worship services are held each Sunday at 10:00 AM.  Click here to learn more or to get the Zoom link.


Small Group Ministry

Small Group Ministry provides an opportunity to gather in groups of eight to eleven where you can deepen connections in the congregation by exploring aspects of living that provide deeper meaning and purpose, as well as probe our spiritual diversity. If you are interested in learning more or potentially joining one, click here.



Our labyrinth, located outdoors to the left of the sanctuary (when facing the front doors) offers a unique outdoor space for walking reflection, meditation, and spiritual exploration for the entire congregation, from children through elders, as well as the general public. The small square slightly out from the center of the labyrinth is made from a few bricks from the original labyrinth: the past helping to frame the present.


Metta for Mindfulness

Led by Dana Snyder-Grant
Every Tuesday, 9:30am

Use this Buddhist practice to bring loving kindness to yourself and others. Dana has found metta meditation to be a helpful practice in stressful times. She invites you to find a comfortable seat and join her. No experience necessary.
Meeting ID: 891 1299 6361.    Passcode: Buddha
One tap mobile  +19292056099,,89112996361#.    By phone: (929) 205-6099


Buddhist Group

Every Wednesday, 10:00am
Every Thursday, 7:30pm

The Buddhist group is now meeting using Zoom. Come explore Buddhism with us!

Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Connect through Zoom at:
One tap mobile +13126266799,,82665323283#
Phone 312-626-6799.       Meeting ID: 826 6532 3283.       Passcode: 104608

Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Connect through Zoom at:
One tap mobile +13126266799,,82665323283#
Phone 312-626-6799.      Meeting ID: 870 4108 0072.       Passcode: 104608

Even if you have no previous experience with Buddhism, consider joining one of these groups. A typical session usually starts with some chanting and meditation to help us calm our minds and focus our thoughts. Then, after a brief reading or lecture, we discuss how to apply what we have learned to our daily lives. Questions are always welcome. We are a friendly, welcoming group. Check out a session or two. Contact Veronica Brandstrader at