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Service Times

Sunday Services
10 AM 
Registration is required for in-person Sanctuary attendance
Sanctuary Registration
Service Livestream 

Religious Faith Formation for Youth
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 non-creedal faith, welcoming of different spiritual and theological perspectives. Join us for worship, mutual care, and in service to the common good.

    First Parish is open for in-person worship, and we also livestream our services. However, due to the COVID pandemic, there is a restriction on the number of people allowed in the sanctuary. If you wish to attend in person, please pre-register in advance online or by calling the church office: 978 256-5133 by 10 am the Friday before. More information on our current in-person worship status is available on our Sanctuary Status page.

    Join any of our 4 announcement lists to keep up with what is going on at First Parish

Rev. Ellen's Reflections

Dear First Parishers,

As I have been saying, probably every Sunday since September started, we are entering our next phase in this pandemic time —between being virtually and physically in


Music Notes

I am so excited to be in the Sanctuary again! I had forgotten how sweet the piano is in that space. It feels wonderful to hear the soundwaves expanding beyond what they ever could in my living room....

Standing Committee

It has been quite a busy fall for those of us on the Standing Committee, with the delta variant forcing us to abruptly readjust our fall opening plans in August. Now that we have made it through our...

Soul Matters

Cultivating Relationship
Pandemic time is teaching us so many things



We will be hanging a Banner in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance during the month of


Latest News

I am appreciative of everyone’s flexibility and generosity of spirit as we learn how to manage hybrid...

Faith Formation

  • ‘Soul Matter Open Circle
  • Full Moon Reflective Walk Meditations at the
Accessible Bathrooms
Hearing Assistance


Upcoming Events

20 Oct
Full Moon Labyrinth Walk
Date 10/20/2021 19:00

Join us for a Full Moon Reflective Labyrinth...

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29 Oct
Zoom Cafe
10/29/2021 12:00

On the first Friday of every month at noon there...

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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.

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 la paz
  • Y ser buenos cuidadores de nuestra congregación, nuestro patrimonio, nuestros Principios Unitarios Universalistas y nuestro mundo.