Who we are
Some of us came to First Parish because the religious traditions of our youth were no longer satisfying, but we wanted to participate in a religious community that invited exploration, celebration, and transformation. Some of us came because of our children. We wanted then to understand the religious impulse that seeks meaning in this world. We wanted them to understand the diversity of religious experiences and beliefs that they will find in their world. We wanted them to engage in moral and ethical decision making. Some of us came because we wanted to live our lives in an accepting community where diversity is celebrated, where the idea of the “beloved community” is not some vague notion, but an evolving dynamic that calls upon us to create, to commit, and to be bold. Some of us come from families where one or both of our parents were Unitarian Universalists. It is our spiritual home that travels with us wherever we go.