Welcome

We are a Unitarian Universalist community gathered to move our spirits and the world toward love.

 

Welcome to people who love God, people who don’t believe in God, and people who live in the not-knowing; to people who find a higher purpose deep inside, people who find it in relationship with one another, and people who find it in the interdependence of all existence.

 

We are a congregation diverse in belief and united in the power of love and the strength of community.

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Worship Services Online via Zoom

Sundays at 11 AM

 



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. Services will remain virtual through June 2021.


Download Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone here.
On Sunday at 11 AM, click on the button above to join. (The meeting url is https://uuma.zoom.us/j/190035147 . The meeting ID is 190 035 147.)
If you'd like to listen in by phone to the services, you can call in at 646-876-9923 and enter Meeting ID 190 035 147. Please see your email newsletter for details. Click here for instructions on subscribing to the newsletter.

Good Friday & Easter Sunday Services 
Held via Zoom

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7 PM: Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Good Friday gives us a traditional day to seriously consider suffering and how humans cause it. In our service, six readers each share a "modern day crucifixion" story: examples include firsthand stories of domestic violence, hate crimes, or war. We end the service in darkness with the story of Jesus' crucifixion. 

Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 7 & 11 AM: Easter Sunday
Bust out your florals and Easter bonnets or come as you are to celebrate on Easter morning. All are invited to a contemplative early morning service at 7 AM -- you may want to join the service from outdoors to welcome in a crisp spring morning! The whole community gathers together at 11 AM for our Sunday morning service in honor of the holiday.

Challenging White Supremacy
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Reading on Institutional Change

The Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change is the result of an in-depth three-year process. It analyzes structural and systemic racism and white supremacy culture within Unitarian Universalism and makes recommendations to advance long-term change.

 

Read it here!

Independent Groups for BIPOC UUs:

We encourage our BIPOC congregants and newcomers to explore the programs offered by BIPOC-led UU groups, including:

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The Black Lives of UU (BLUU) Organizing Collective is committed to to:

  • Expanding the power & capacity of Black UUs within our faith

  • Providing support, information & resources for Black Unitarian Universalists.

  • Justice-making and liberation through our faith

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DRUUMM is a Unitarian Universalist People of Color Ministry and anti-racist collective bringing lay and religious professionals together to overcome racism through resistance and transform Unitarian Universalism through our multicultural experiences.

Supporting One Another in the Pandemic
  • Worship services will remain virtual through at least June 2021.

  • Wear a mask. When at all possible, avoid being indoors with people not in your own household. When such visits are necessary, wear a medical, kN95, or N95 mask, and maintain as much physical distance as possible.

  • Email, call, or video chat with someone from church to check in. Reach out to someone you're worried about or haven't heard from.

  • Reach out to Rev. Elizabeth or to a friend if you're worried, anxious, grieving, or wondering where God is in all this. It's understandable and we need to care for each other.

  • If you can, donate to the First Church operating budget or to the Minister's Discretionary Fund to help one another and neighbors with emergency financial needs.

  • Redistribute money by donating to organizations supporting undocumented neighbors, people of color, people who are incarcerated, people facing eviction, frontline workers, and other historically marginalized communities.

We are people of all ages, people of many backgrounds, and people of many beliefs. We are brave, curious and compassionate thinkers and doers. We create spirituality and community beyond boundaries, working for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world.

Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world's religions. Our spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition as described in our six Sources.  

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Watch Sermons

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Food Pantry:
COVID-19 Update
With great reluctance, but in light of the pandemic, the Jamaica Plain Food Pantry (6 Eliot St.) has suspended operation. We are storing food for the food delivery program of First Baptist Church, JP. Please contact them for information on grocery delivery services.

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.

Unitarian Universalism

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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 officially renew our Welcoming Congregation certification every year.

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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:

Our offices are currently closed. Please use the email address above to contact us.