Welcome

Unitarian Universalist congregations are places where individuality and interdependence connect. We gather to encourage one another in our personal spiritual journeys, to accompany one another as we make meaning by which to live our lives. 

Worship Services

Sundays at 11am

 

We gather in spiritual community to encourage and challenge one another, to support one another, and  to be reminded of what matters most in life - acts of love and acts of justice.

 

Worship services are at 11:00 AM and are held in our historic building across from the Monument in Jamaica Plain. Please enter at 6 Eliot Street. Children's Religious Education and Nursery Care are also offered at 11:00.

An overview of our worship

What to expect on Sunday morning

Upcoming worship topics

Rev. Elizabeth Bukey joined First Church as its minister in August 2017. A lifelong Unitarian Unversalist, Rev. Elizabeth has a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City and is in fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Some parents bring their children to church because they themselves have sought a community to support a personal search for truth and meaning. Other parents seek out a church because they feel they need help in the religious education of their children. Either way, for the family with growing children, the religious education program becomes a critical part of their involvement in the church community.

Read more about children's classes and family ministries

Registration for the 2019-2020 Religious Education program is now open. To register your child(ren) please click here.

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We are a Welcoming Congregation, recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association. This means we affirm and include people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer at every level of congregational life—in worship, in program, and in social occasions—welcoming all people as whole people.

We are in the process of officially renewing our Welcoming Congregation certification!

Rent Our Space!

Do you have an event to plan, and need a venue? First Church in JP has spaces available for one time or regular rental in a variety of sizes and types. 

Whether you have a wedding, service, public speaking event, film screening, small group meeting, arts and crafts fair, dance lesson, or anything else, we might be a good fit for you! 

For more information, and to learn about our available spaces and their rates, please see the Rent Our Space page. 

For any rental inquiries, please refer first to the rental agreement document on the Rent Our Space page, and then contact  of our Rental Managers, Gwyn Helie and Linda Olmstead at rentals ( at ) firstchurchjp.org .

We look forward to hosting you and your upcoming event!

Black Lives Matter Vigil

 

First Church congregants are invited to this monthly vigil, held in front of the First Baptist Church in JP.

 

Monthly on the first Thursday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Next vigil:     January 2

633 Centre Street

Food Pantry

 

Our Food Pantry serves more than 120 people per month. It is open the first and third Thursday of the month September - June from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon. Come to the Eliot Street door. 

We do not ask for identification or documentation of any kind.  The pantry provides basic staples like pasta and canned goods, fresh produce when available, bakery bread, and a few personal items.

Church Office Hours

The Church office is open during these times:

  • Tuesday 3:30-7:30pm

  • Wednesday 5-8pm

  • Thursday 3:30-7:30pm

  • either Monday or Friday from 3:30-7:30pm

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with the Office and Facilities Administrator, feel free to email them at:

office@firstchurchjp.org.

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First Church in JP, UU

is located at:

6 Eliot Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

office@firstchurchjp.org

617-524-1634

Church Admin Office Hours:

 by appointment