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 ; 10 AM beginning July 4
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 the service start time, 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.
June 20 Bell Tolling: 600,000 COVID Deaths
This country has reached 600,000 deaths from COVID-19. As we begin to emerge from this tragic event, it is important that we remember those who did not complete the journey with us.
To commemorate these losses, the bell at First Church Unitarian Universalist will be tolled 600 times on Sunday, June 20.
This event will last approximately one hour.
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.
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.
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. You can read more about accessing, donating to, or volunteering for their efforts here.
Challenging White Supremacy
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.
Independent Groups for BIPOC UUs:
We encourage our BIPOC congregants and newcomers to explore the programs offered by BIPOC-led UU groups, including:
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
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.
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.