First Parish: People, Spirit, Justice

This Week’s Service

The Stories We Tell: Living the Beloved Community

Rev. Christana Wille McKnight, Guest Minister, preaching
Sunday, April 14, 10:00am

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Giving First for April 2024

Each Sunday, the offering collected during worship is split between the support of First Parish and another organization chosen by the Social Justice Committee. The Living Legacy Project ( is the April 2024 Giving First Recipient. The Living Legacy Project’s vision is a just and equitable world free from racism and other systems of oppression.

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Events and Programs

Looking to connect with folks through spirituality and community?  Check out the upcoming events or learn more about ways to get involved.

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We believe that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that in the end religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves.

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Meet our Ministers

Erica and Marta our Ministers

Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan and Rev. Erica Richmond

First Parish is served by the elected leaders, volunteers, and staff. First Parish is also served by two full time ordained ministers. Both ministers preach and participate in worship services and are available for pastoral care, weddings, and memorial services.

Rev. Marta Flanagan is the Lead Minister called by a vote of the congregation in 2009 and is generally called “Marta.” Rev. Erica Richmond is the Parish Minister hired by the Parish Committee in August 2020 and is generally called “Rev. Erica.” They say their ministry together is grounded in “a sense of a Spirit moving within and among us, service to First Parish, and a call to work for justice, both within and beyond the walls of the meetinghouse.”