- What denomination is The First Parish in Lincoln?
- Does The First Parish include Christian rituals in its worship service?
- May we bring our children to the church service?
- Where do I take my baby or toddler for child care during the service?
- How do I get information about enrolling my child in the Church School?
The First Parish is dually affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), but we consider ourselves primarily a community church. We welcome people who come from many other religious traditions, as well as those who consider themselves humanitarians, agnostics or atheists. The First Parish is an open and welcoming church.
The Sunday service is ecumenical in spirit, drawing from many faiths and spiritual sources. Communion is offered three times a year to anyone who chooses to partake (including children); we have baptisms or the Unitarian dedication of children; we recite the Lord’s Prayer or one of many other favorite unison prayers in our Sunday services. The First Parish also celebrates the Winter Solstice, as well as the traditional Christian holidays of Easter and Christmas.
Yes, children of all ages are welcome for worship services. If younger children become restless, parents may bring them to the Stearns Room behind the sanctuary where the service can be viewed on a closed-circuit television.
We offer child care for infants and toddlers in the playroom on the lower level of the Parish House (the stone church up the hill from the main church building) from 9:45 A.M. – 11:30 AM every Sunday.
You may call our Director of Religious Education, Ruth Owen, at 781-259-8118, extension 12.