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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

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Steve Zocchi

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Office Hours: By Appointment

     I am a pianist/organist, guitarist, composer and music teacher who grew up in Westford, MA. I started piano lessons at age 7, guitar lessons at age 11 and eventually received my BA in Piano Performance from UMass Lowell as a young adult. I studied organ with Dr. John Ogasapian and served as his Assistant Organist at St. Anne's Church in Lowell from 1997-1999. I later became Interim Organist and Choir Director after Dr. Ogasapian's departure. I then served as Music Minister at St. John's Episcopal Church in Lowell from 2000-2014. I enjoy performing eclectic piano concerts, juxtaposing classical, jazz and original compositions. A perpetual student of music, I also studied piano with Constantine Finehouse and jazz piano theory with Steve Hunt over the last few years.

     I began my work at First Parish as an Interim Music Director in September of 2014. A mutual decision was made to forgo the interim period so I was hired as the permanent Music Director. I own The Music Studio in Tewksbury MA where I teach approximately 50 students per week. My teaching philosophy (and my musical philosophy in general) is based on kindness, patience, fun and hard-work..."Fun-Work" if you will. I have recorded two CD's of original compositions and improvisations which are easily found online. I live with my wife Meghan, and our twin toddler boys Nico and Matteo, in Acton. 

Cindy Gist

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Office Hours: 7:00 am to 12 noon Monday through Friday, but it is a good idea to call ahead to make sure Cindy is there.

I began working here as the Church Secretary in 1992 at approximately 6-8 hours per week, which moved to 10 for several years, then to 15, quickly to 20 and now 30 as our congregation and my job description have grown. We are a strong community of caring people and I appreciate and look forward to more years of learning, adapting and working together. 

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First Parish Covenant

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.


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First Parish Church
2 Westford St
Chelmsford MA 01824