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.

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.

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 late May and will continue to post our status until we are able to resume activities.

Worship Services Online via Zoom

Sundays at 11AM




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 December 2020.

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.)

You can also call in with a phone. Please see your email newsletter for details.

Supporting One Another in the Pandemic
  • Worship services will remain virtual through December 2020.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • If you need something delivered, reach out to the Caring Committee at caring at first church jp dot org.

  • 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 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



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