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 Online via Zoom
No in-person services at First Church as of March 13, 2020
Join us Sundays at 11 am on Zoom
We are a Unitarian Universalist community gathered to move our spirits and the world toward love. Worship services are the shared spiritual practice of our community.
As we care for our communities and neighbors during this time of COVID-19, our services will happen online via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing site. Read more from Rev. Elizabeth here.
Download Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone here.
On Sunday at 11 AM, click on this link to join: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/190035147
Supporting One Another in the Pandemic
Please stay home as much as possible. Even if you don't feel sick, you could be carrying the virus and not know it. We know this virus is most dangerous to our elders and those with compromised lungs or immune systems, so please think of them when deciding what to do.
If you need something delivered, reach out to Anne Rogers at the Caring Committee.
Reach out to Rev. Elizabeth or to a friend if you're worried, anxious. It's understandable and we need to care for each other.
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 full fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association's Ministerial Fellowship Committee.
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.
Registration for the 2019-2020 Religious Education program is now open. To register your child(ren) please click here.
With great reluctance, but in light of the current health emergency, the Jamaica Plain Food Pantry (6 Eliot St.) is suspending operation until further notice. We will re-evaluate in April and will continue to post our status until we are able to resume activities.
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.
Generosity: Building Our Community for the Next 250 Years!
First Church Pledge Drive 2020
It's now time to consider how you will give financially to First Church in the 2020-2021 church year. As a congregation, most of our budget comes from us: from people who make and pay an annual pledge. While one-time donations are always welcome, pledges pay a crucial role in allowing us to plan our annual budget in a responsible way. Learn more and make a pledge today.
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!
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: April 2, 2020
633 Centre Street