Worship is taking time to pay attention to what matters most in life. It can take place in many forms, and in many places. At First Parish Plymouth our Sunday worship takes place at 10:00 AM.
All are invited to come and join us in our services. Come as you are; dress as you see fit. It is your presence that is important.
In Unitarian Universalism we draw upon six traditions for our understanding of our world and our worship services reflect this diversity:
1) Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
2) Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love;
3) Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
4) Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
5) Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
6) Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
During our services you will find us singing, possibly talking to one another in a “Café Conversation,” or listening to a sermon by a guest minister, a member of our congregation – perhaps a guest speaker.
In our services you will find moments of solitude and quiet, as well as moments of laughter and fun. We don’t believe Church has to be somber. While there is variety in our services, each service pays attention to what matters in our lives individually and as a community.
Our children are important to us and are with us for the beginning of our service on most Sundays and sometimes for the entire service. Once in awhile they will lead a service. In addition, on a monthly basis they have their own worship service in Brewster Chapel.
From September through June we gather in our Meeting House at the top of Town Square in Plymouth. This site is the oldest continuous site of worship in the Northeast. Our Meeting House is the fifth structure to occupy this site. In July and August we move up the hill to Brewster Chapel.
After our Sunday service we gather in Kendall Hall, for conversation, coffee, and refreshments.