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NOLA 2015

First Parish will be heading back to New Orleans in April for our 8th service trip.  We will be going over April Vacation, April 18th through April 25th 2015. We will be working with Saint Bernard Project again this year, and staying at the Annunciation Mission. Adults and High School students (with a parent) are welcome to join us on our trip. 

St. Bernard Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping New Orleans area residents recover from the devastation and trauma caused by Hurricane Katrina and the Oil Spill by rebuilding homes, providing mental health support as well as working to create living wage jobs in the area. First Parish's service team worked with St. Bernard Project last year.

nola2011glennAnnunciation Mission is an inter-denominational ministry helping to rebuild New Orleans by providing lodging meals, and project coordination for NOLA volunteers. The Annunciation Mission is affiliated with the Church of the Annunciation which was itself destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. After Katrina, the members of the chuurch decided to convert their Sunday School building into dormitories to provide low cost rooms for people coming to New Orleans to rebuild. First Parish has stayed at the Annunciation Mission for all but one of our trips.

The trip costs roughly $265 per person for room and board at the Mission, plus the cost of airfare.   The Standing Committee has set aside  money to help defray the cost of the trip for those who need help financially. If you are interested in going with us, contact Joan Coyne, or sign up at the Council of Faith in Action Ministries table at Social Hour.

Bearing Witness through Service to Justice and Peace

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socialActionThe Council of Faith in Action Ministries is made up of members of our current social action committees, and anyone who interested in helping First Parish expand our social outreach.  The Council runs the monthly "Split the Plate" collection, supports the Equal Exchange sales at Social Hour, and maintains an announcement list to let church members know about upcoming social action events at First Parish and the surrounding community.  

To sign up for the Social Action announcement list, which include a monthly (or so) Social Action newsletter, go to

Ongoing Social Action programs:

Community Table

Salvation Army, Lowell
  • 11/16/ 2019
  • 12/14/2019
  • 1/18/20
  • 2/15/20
  • 3/14/20
  • 4/18/20
  • 5/16/20
  • 6/20/20
  • 7/18/20
  • 8/15/20
  • 9/19/20
  • 10/17/20

We are now serving on Saturdays

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Table of Plenty

Chelmsford Senior Center

First Parish Serving Dates

  • 12/3/20
  • 2/4/20
  • 4/7/20
  • 6/3/20
  • 8/4/20
  • 10/6/20
  • 12/1/20

First Parish takes a turn at ToP every other month. Cooks, Servers, Dishwashers  are needed 

Frans Janssen

Open Pantry 

First Sundays
  • 11/24/16 (Thanksgiving Service)

Contact Gail Pickering


If you are interested in social action, stop by our table at Social Hour to see what is happening at First Parish.  We'll help you get in touch with our current outreach groups, or help you find others interested in starting a new effort.


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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