• First Parish of Norwell
    Hate Has No Home Here

  • Join Us
    for Worship Sunday 10 a.m.

  • Imagine a religion
    where inspiration comes from many spiritual sources

  • We are
    a Welcoming Church

  • We Value the
    Inherent Worth & Dignity of Every Person

  • Our goal:
    World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all.

  • We Respect
    the interdependent web of all existence

About Us

First Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for more than 375 years. Read More.


"In the bonds of fellowship and love, we unite to cultivate reverence, to promote spiritual growth and ethical commitment, to minister to each other's needs and to those of humanity, to celebrate the sacred moments of life's passage, and to honor the holiness at the heart of being."
First Parish of Norwell Covenant


People of diverse beliefs gather as one faith. We aspire to create an extended spiritual family where young and old, Christian and non-christian, theist and humanist can offer each other mutual friendship and support in our common spiritual quest.


The Helen Fogg Service Committee coordinates efforts to reach our service goals by working with and contributing to already existing social justice and outreach efforts. Four areas of focus help to organize our work include: Neighbor to Neighbor, Sustainable Development, Education, and Human Rights.

We Are UU

Unitarian Universalist principles encourage the right of conscience and utilizing the democratic process to achieve social justice, equity, and equal opportunity for all individuals in our local, national, and global communities. At First Parish of Norwell, we support individual and group efforts to bring about a world where no person is denied the right to participate and enjoy the fruits of a just and equitable society.

Who We Are

First Parish Norwell

Minister - Reverend Lise Adams Sherry

Rev. Lise feels pastoral care and rites of passage make up one of the more sacred parts of ministry. During these times, Lise hopes people will trust her with their challenges and their joys. Lise has found that simply offering her presence can be one of the more empowering things she does as a minister.

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Minister's Bio

Read more about Rev. Lise

Minister Emeritus - Rev. Richard M. Fewkes

Join Us for Sunday Services at 10 a.m.

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    March 10: Commitment Sunday
    This Sunday, we hope you’ll bring your stewardship pledge for the next year to church. We'll talk about what it means to be committed to something, not just to our congregation, but the many things that are important to us, individually, and as a whole.
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    March 17: Empathetic Economics
    The disparity between the haves and have nots is continuing to grow. What shifts can we make in our thinking and actions to change this? Do we need to? This is an Outreach Sunday and our donations will go to Carolina Hill, a shelter for homeless families.
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    March 24: Following Our Passions - FPNUU Congregants
    Several in our congregation will share how they make a difference in the world. There are so many opportunities outside of FPN to serve. Come listen and be awed and inspired.
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    March 31: Liberation Theology
    As we continue through our year of exploring our Christian and Judeo roots, we'll look at Liberation Theology, a philosophy that premises that God is always looking out for the oppressed and the poor.
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    April 7: Earth Day Sunday Rev. Lise Adams Sherry and Gabe Millins, DRE
    It's our annual multigenerational Sunday of caring for and celebrating our earth.
    Should severe weather this winter necessitate cancellation of any church activities, we will make every effort to leave an outgoing message on the church's voicemail (781-659-7122) and send an all-church email or iSpi newsletter with the information. We will also post an update on the church's Facebook page (First Parish of Norwell Unitarian Universalist Church). If you are not a Facebook user yourself, you can still view our page, by clicking on the white "f" in the yellow stripe at the top of this homepage. Depending on the amount of advance notice, check here on our website as well. Power outages or lack of internet access may affect our ability to communicate with you all.
    Please be cautious and use your best judgment!
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