The Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero has served as our minister since August, 2002.

 

Ellen is a graduate of Brandeis University, University of Maryland (with an M.Ed in Special Education) and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. She has served as the Assistant Minister at the First Parish in Lexington, MA, and as the Interim Minister at Hope United Church of Christ in Alexandria, VA. Before entering the ministry, she was a special education teacher in Alexandria, Virginia. She grew up as a Unitarian Universalist, attending the First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA.

 

Title Description Speakers
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2010-2011

Sermons from the 2010-2011 church year at First Parish

David Blackburn, John Fisher, and Clem Skorupka , Rev. Dr. Patience Stoddard , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and Sadie Kahn-Greene , Rev. Fayre Stephenson , Rev. Jonathan Rehmus , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2009-2010

Sermons from the 2009-2010 church year at First Parish

Brenda Rogers , Brent Rourke and Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero , Erin, Fred, Rosie, Warren Flewellen, Johan Mackenzie, Ellen Spero, Pastor Ella, & Bishop McSwain , Franklin Wolf , Rev. Barbara McKusick Liscord , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and Cyndi Bliss , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and Sadie Kahn-Greene , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Sadie Kahn-Greene , Sadie Kahn-Greene and Sally Seekings , Several Proud Parishioners
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2008-2009

Sermons from the 2008-2009 church year at First Parish

Cyndi Bliss , Dee Halzack , Linda Shubert, Jeanne Thompson, and Yoko Taylor , Matt Meyer , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and Kathy Deschenes , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and Rev. Jonathan Rehmus , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero, Sadie Kahn-Greene, and First Parish Families , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero, Wendla Windt, Tim O'Hara, and John Fisher , Rev. Jonathan Rehmus , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Sadie Kahn-Greene, Carla Corey, Emma Buckley, and Aine Sweetnam
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2007-2008

Sermons from the 2007-2008 church year at First Parish

Bryan Grad, Dave Kaffine, and Jonathan Crockett , Carrie Little and Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero , John Schneider, Sally Seekings, Ron Deschenes, and Carla Corey , Marcia Allison, Walter Cole, and Deirdre Heck , Martha Sherburne, Jennifer Almeida, and Amanda Miller , Matt Meyer , Nancy Banks , Rev. Amy DeBeck , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and Sadie Kahn-Greene , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Sadie Kahn-Greene with Aleric, Zoe, and Peggy , Sally Seekings and Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero , The Collins Family, Clifford Family, Mellen Family, and Taylor Family
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2011-2012

Sermons from the 2011-2012 church year at First Parish

Amanda Miller, Jim Curley, and Judith Taylor , Claudia, Nina, Michael, Sierra Rose, Sam, and Ethan , High School Youth Group , Maura Snow, Richard Surko, Beverly Volicir, and Elizabeth Valentine , Rev, Ellen Rowse Spero, Jill Hayes, Erika, Niamh, Lizzy, and Alex , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and Russ Menk , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero, Lynne Cole, Carla Corey, Joan Coyne, and Caroline McMullin , Rev. Ellen Spero, Ellen Mellen, Beth Benoit, and Sharon and Joe Hehn , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Reverend Russ Menk , Russ Menk, Joan Coyne, and Warren Flewellen
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2012-2013

Sermons from the 2012-2013 church year at First Parish

Bonnie Rankin and Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero , Clementina Chéry , Dee Halzack , Karen G. Johnston , Phyllis King, Bonnie Rankin, and Jim Curley , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and First Parish Families , Rev. Ellen Spero, Chris, Matt, Claudia, Dolores Heredia-Wood, and John Schneider , Rev. Ellen Spero, High School Youth, Jayne Boissonneault , Rev. Ellen Spero, Peggy Stephens-North, Suzanne Wilson, Ruth Whalen, Liz Peterson, and Jayne Boissonneault , Rev. Meg Soens , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2013-2014

Sermons from the 2013-2014 church year at First Parish

Aaron Stockwell, M.Div. , Dolores Heredia-Wood and Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero , Jim Curley , Joan Keane, Donna Mitchelson, and Don Hayden , Marisha Rowse , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero and Ami Hughes , Rev. Ellen Spero, Sam, Sierra, Nick, Bryce, Marion, and Sally Seekings , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2014-2015

Sermons from the 2014-2015 church year at First Parish

Dolores Heredia-Wood, Rev. Ellen Spero, Michael, and Marion , First Parish Chelmsford Congregation , Jim Curley , Joan Coyne, Ellen Mellen, Donna Mitchelson, Marisha Rowse, and Rosemary McMullin , Laura Nutter, Peggy Stephens-North, Deirdre Heck, Carrie Little, Dee Halzack, Carla Corey, and David Blackburn , Laura Wagner - Executive Director of the UU Mass Action Network , Lynne Cole , Matt Meyer , Rev. Allison Palm , Rev. Ellen Spero, Marion, Aggie Brennan, Michelle Hillman, Ethan Hirsch, and Carole Russell , Rev. Ellen Spero, Sam Morse, Joan Coyne, and Ron Deschenes , Rev. Lilia Cuervo , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Reverend John Pastor
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2015-2016

Sermons from the 2015-2016 church year at First Parish

James Galasinski , Jayne Boissonneault, Sarah Manning, Suzanne Wilson, Leslie Yauckoes, Carla Corey, and Donna Mitchelson , Jim Curley , Joan Coyne and Neil Harmon , Justine Sullivan , Justine Sullivan and Elizabeth Valentine , Matt Meyer , Neil Harmon , Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson , Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero, Janice Tervo, and Steve Zocchi , Rev. Ellen Spero, Betsy Beach, John Haberle, Jayne Boissonneault , Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Susan Woodmansee, Andrea and Doug Long, Kathleen Cullen, and Joan Coyne
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2016-2017

Sermons from the 2016-2017 church year at First Parish

Ellen, Justine, Dolores, Ali, Tristan, Jeffrey, and Ethan , Joan and Dennis Keane , Justine Sullivan , Matt Meyer , Rev. Ellen Spero and First Parish Congregants , Rev. Ellen Spero, Dan and Tom Wight, Aggie Brennan, Ali Rubin, Olivia Hillman, and Michelle Hillman , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero and Justine Sullivan , Reverend Stephen Shick

Contact Info

First Parish Church
2 Westford St
Chelmsford MA 01824

978-256-5133