Service Times

Sunday Services
10:00 am 

Religious Faith Formation for Youth

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pre-K through High School
Nursery: Infants to Pre-K

  • Welcome to First Parish of Chelmsford!
    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 are a Unitarian Universalist congregation. While Unitarian Universalism began in the Protestant tradition, we have grown beyond our Christian roots into a con-creedal faith, welcoming of different spiritual and theological perspectives. Join us for worship, mutual care, and in service to the common good.
  • January's Theme: Visions of Change
    Our worship theme for January is “visions for change”, which seems timely for the New Year and also for looking at “what’s next” when it comes to covenant. We've had a team from First Parish working with four other New England UU congregations and the New England Regional UUA staff to take a “deeper dive” into exploring covenant together. Our First Parish team have been discussing how we might share what we have learned thus far and also how we might do a “deeper dive” into covenant within our congregation. I will be preaching about what our team has learned about covenant and where that might take us. We will be holding two community conversations after church (1/12 and 1/26) to hear from you.
  • Healing Conversations
    In keeping with the commitment in our First Parish covenant to care and be present to one another in our joys and sorrows, Rev. Ellen and the Pastoral Care Team offer this grief and loss group on the second and fourth Mondays of the month to nurture and hold a sacred space to share stories, experiences, and emotions around love, loss and grief in a spirit of mutual care and deep listening. This is an ongoing group that folks in our First Parish community can join during the year, while maintaining it as a confidential and supportive space.
    If you are interested on joining, please contact Rev. Ellen
  • The Welcoming Congregation Committee is sponsoring a podcast "book" club! This year's topic is Current LGBTQIA+ Legal Struggles. Follow the link or QR Code below to reach the list of podcasts to listen to. We'll meet at church on Saturday, February 15 7PM to discuss and share thoughts. for more information, contact Abbie Ransdell

    Podcast List



    CFAM is sponsoring a Common Read of "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the US". This book was chosen in recognition of this year being the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth. This is also a theme of GA this year. CFAM has books available to borrow, and we'll be meeting in April to discuss the book. For more information, contact Caroline Snow

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Well, another holiday whirlwind is winding up. My deepest thanks to everyone who made our Advents services, Solstice Cookie Communion Service, Christmas Eve Charlie Brown Christmas Pageant,...
A note from Steve... Steve Zocchi, Music Director [email protected] I want to thank you all for an amazing Christmas Eve. Both services were beautiful. I’m so proud of all the youth choirs. And...
We, the members of First Parish of Chelmsford, covenant together to sustain and strengthen our beloved community by:
  • Honoring and celebrating the Spirit of Life
  • Nurturing all souls in our search for truth and the sacred
  • Caring and being present to one another in our joys and sorrows
  • Bearing witness through service to justice and peace
  • And being good stewards of our congregation, our heritage, our Unitarian Universalist Principles, and our earth.

Nosotros, los miembros de la Primera Parroquia de Chelmsford, comprometemos convenimos juntos a sostener y fortalecer nuestra amada comunidad en:
  • Honrando y celebrando el Espíritu de la Vida
  • Nutriendo toda almas en búsqueda de la verdad y lo sagrado
  • Cuidar y estar presentes al uno y otro en nuestras alegrías y tristezas
  • Dar testimonio mediante servicio a la justicia y paz
  • Y ser buenos cuidadores de nuestra congregación, nuestro patrimonio, nuestros Principios Unitarios Universalistas y nuestra nuestro mundo.