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.


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First Parish Chelmsford Sermons 2021-2022

Sermons from the 2021-2022 church year at First Parish

Brian Snow , First Parish Music Community , Heather, Cat, Ashanti, and Rev. Ellen Spero , Joan Coyne, Diana Keohane, and Doug Aker , Julia, Nora, Kiema, and Andrew, with mentors Jill Hayes and Emma Warila , Neil Harmon , Rev. Ellen Spero, Frances Killam, Diana Keohane, Ami Hughes, Susan Woodmansee, Caroline Snow, and Áine Sweetnam , Reverend Ellen Rowse Spero , Reverend Jackie Clement