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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.

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.

Food Pantry:
COVID-19 Update
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.

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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!

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

Use 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 use in a variety of sizes and types, at a variety of space-use rates. 

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

We look forward to hosting you and your upcoming event!

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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:

Tuesdays, 10:00-1:30

and by appointment