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Schedule

Church: Sunday 10:00AM in the white church

Church School: Sunday 10:00AM

On the first Sunday of the month, children from K-7 start in the stone church. On the other Sundays, children start in the white church and go to church school after a lesson from the Director of Religious Education.

Childcare: Sunday 9:45AM - 11:30 downstairs in Parish House (stone church)

Adult Education

From September to June, programs for adults are offered ranging from book discussion groups to small groups to Bible studies to issue oriented seminars.

Information on scheduled programs will be included on this page.

Church School

The purpose of the Church School is to provide a religious home and learning environment for the children of The First Parish.  We seek to nurture their religious growth and to help them learn about themselves and their place in the world as religious persons.  Our curriculum familiarizes the children with Judeo-Christian teachings and with the liberal religious traditions here at The First Parish. We also emphasize respect for the many varieties of religious experience and practice throughout the world.  In our sanctuary and in Children’s Chapel, children learn the language of worship, are invited to ponder the mysteries of creation, life and death, and to explore images of God.  Working together on service and social outreach projects, our young people have occasion to reflect on ethical concerns and to strengthen personal values.  During the year of learning, worshipping, working and celebrating together, we form a youthful religious community that is a vital part of the larger community of The First Parish.


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Childcare

Imaginative play, toys, books and plenty of warm hugs create an accepting atmosphere where our youngest can feel at home. Jan Carlson, our lead childcare provider, is returning for her 12th year at First Parish assisted by two high school students. We have a comfortable and safe play environment that meets standard toddler state requirements. Registration is required for regular attendance in the nursery and visitors are always welcome.

Even when Church School is on vacation for school vacations, childcare is available.

Children are always welcome to attend church with their parents.