Welcome to First Parish Chelmsford
Welcome to First Parish of Chelmsford! We are a Unitarian Universalist congregation. While Unitarian Universalism began in the Protestant tradition, we have grown beyond our roots into a non-creedal faith, welcoming of different spiritual and theological perspectives. We invite everyone of good will to come to worship and to our community, in the fullness of who you are across age, race, gender, ethnicity, class, religious background, sexual orientation, ableness, and family. We gather to bring more hope, more joy, more peace, more love to one another and our world. Please join us.
August 24, 2019 - The New England Region UUA forwarded the invitation below from Fort Monroe in Virginia. Here at First Parish Chelmsford we would like to participate by ringing our church bell at 3:00 PM tomorrow for 4 minutes. We welcome you to join us. Gather between 2:30 and 2:45 in our foyer and we will proceed together to the Narthex. We may even sing a song or two depending on the voices assembled!
On August 25, 1619, the ship the White Lion arrived at Point Comfort, now known as Fort Monroe National Monument in Hampton, Virginia. The ship contained enslaved Africans. This is the first recorded arrival of Africans in America. This year, this anniversary will be commemorated at Fort Monroe as a day of healing and reconciliation.
The park and its partners are inviting all 419 national parks, National Parks Service programs, community partners, and the public to come together in solidarity to ring bells simultaneously across the nation for four minutes--one for each century--to honor the first Africans who landed in 1619 at Point Comfort and to commemorate 400 years of American history.