Sunday Worship Service

September 21

shofar on torah

Rev. Marta Flanagan
on Jewish High Holidays


 10:00 am

Meetinghouse Campaign

Building Design Update

architect's drawing of first parish 

WE ARE EXCITED! Construction work began in July.

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED – WE ASK FOR FLEXIBILITY. Check out First Parish's Building Design Blog for the latest news.

Highlights and Upcoming Events

sarah Tocco

Good News & Sad News – Moving On

Sarah Tocco has resigned as our organist and is moving on to a new position as Music Director at First Parish Westwood. While we are very sad to lose Sarah this is a very good career move for her that recognizes her hard work in completing her doctorate in piano performance last year and her outstanding musical talent. Click here for more information about Sarah's departure.

painting of treble clef

First Parish Seeking to Hire Organist/Piano Accompanist

We seek an accomplished and resourceful Organist/Pianist to join our staff in a part time position. With the arrival of a new Music Director this fall and our current meeting house renovation, the incoming Organist/Pianist will join First Parish at an exciting and defining moment in the history of the congregation. Please click here for the Organist/Piano Accompanist job posting.

Jonathan Brennand

Welcome to Our New Music Director!

Our new church year begins under the musical leadership of Jonathan Brennand, the unanimous choice of the Search Committee. Jonathan brings excellent musical training and skills, an array of experience in many genres, and a warm and collaborative personality that has impressed everyone who has interacted with him. Click here to learn more about Jonathan.

Sarah NapolineWelcome to Our New Youth Group Coordinator!

We are thrilled to introduce First Parish to Sarah Napoline, our new Youth Group Coordinator. A lifelong Unitarian Universalist, Sarah recently completed her Masters of Divinity at Andover Newton Theological School. This past June she finished a two-year ministerial internship at First Parish in Brookline, and will be ordained by that congregation in September. Click here to learn more about Sarah.

owl behind deskFirst Parish Seeks New Office Associate

Our Office Associate, Katie Stroud, left First Parish in August to go to Utah where her husband could take advantage of a wonderful career opportunity. So, we're looking for a new Office Associate to start in September. Check out the job description and share this opportunity with anyone who might be interested!  Candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to Joan Dyer at officemanager @ 

water dropsChild Dedication Ceremony

Sunday, October 19 ♦ during worship services
Child Dedication Ceremonies occur twice a year during Sunday worship at First Parish. The next scheduled child dedication is Sunday, October 19. During a child dedication ceremony, children are welcomed into our community and blessed by our minister with water brought to us at Ingathering Sunday by our congregation.
If you and your family are interested in having your child or children participate in a child dedication ceremony, please contact the church office. In preparation for this service you are asked to meet with our minister, Reverend Marta Flanagan. Please contact the church office at churchoffice @ or 781-648-3799 x 201 with any questions you may have, and to set up an appointment with our minister.


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