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Service Times

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

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.

    12/31/2021 Update on Worship from the COVID Task Force:
    Due to the exponential rise in COVID cases, we will move to online attendance only for worship for the month of January. You can access the service from this website, clicking on either the livestream or Youtube link on the left-hand side of the page. We are not shutting down the building but recommend that committees and groups that can meet virtually do so. And, as always, if you do enter the building, you must wear a mask and practice social distancing. We also expect everyone who is medically eligible to be vaccinated. If you have any questions, please contact the Covid Task Force at [email protected] Meanwhile, we wish everyone a safe and healthier New Year. Tom Coffey (Covid Task Force Chair); Joan Coyne (Standing Committee Chair) and Rev. Ellen.

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Rev. Ellen's Reflections

Dear First Parishers,

It was lovely to see those of you who attended our outdoor Christmas Eve carols and candle lighting. I hadn’t seen some of you in person in almost two years! And it


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....


We will be hanging a Banner in honor of Siding With Love from January 17th (MLK DAY) though February 13th. Unitarian Universalists affirm unconditional, universal love as a foundation and grounding...

Soul Matters

Living with Intention

“Here’s what I discovered. Intention is


Covid Task Force

Due to the exponential rise in COVID cases, we will move to online attendance only for worship


Standing Comm.

October has seen us continue to put more pieces in place for Sunday Worship. We have heard audio recordings...


Calling Men into Connection Soul Matter Open Circle Full Moon Reflective Walk Meditations at the Labyrinth....
Accessible Bathrooms
Hearing Assistance


Upcoming Events

29 Jan
Racial Justice Seminary for a Day
Date 1/29/2022 12:30pm - 03:00pm

First Parish members and friends are cordially invited...

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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.