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 Date Length
What the Fire Could Not Destroy 2017-10-22 19:27
Embodying Our Covenant: A Walking Meditation 2017-10-15 12:09
Courage 2017-10-08 17:04
Gathering the Light 2017-10-01 19:14
Covenant 2017-09-17 19:56
Thresholds 2017-05-28 18:55
What About that Promised Land? 2017-04-09 18:21
The Interdependent Web and the Sacrifice of Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh 2017-04-02 17:01
Nourishment 2017-03-26 09:42
Sanctuary 2017-03-12 17:15
From iChurch to Beloved Community 2017-02-26 18:41
The Wideness of Love's Mercy 2017-02-05 17:08
Grounded in Why 2017-01-29 17:39
Love in a Time of Violence 2017-01-15 15:13
Celebrating the Taste of Life: A Solstice Communion 2016-12-18 06:37
Jesus and the Ministry of Presence 2016-12-04 16:30
A Gathering of Spirits 2016-11-06 16:44
Who Gets to Tell the Story?: Power, Healing, and Sacred Narrative 2016-10-30 18:01
Turning the Page: Reflections on Yom Kippur 2016-10-09 20:41
Healing the Breach 2016-10-02 18:16
Title Description Speakers
First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2018-2019

Sermons from the 2018-2019 church year at First Parish

Coming of Age Participants, Mentors, and Facilitators , Doug Aker and Frans Janssen , Matt Meyer , Rev. Ellen Spero and First Parish Congregants , Rev. Ellen Spero, Frank Brusca, Dan Wight, and Joan Coyne , Rev. Ellen Spero, Rosemary McMullin, Deirdre Heck, and Caroline McMullin , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Reverend Shayna Appel , Steve Zocchi

Contact Info

First Parish Church
2 Westford St
Chelmsford MA 01824