• First Parish of Norwell
    Celebrating 375 years

  • 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 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.

Who We Are

First Parish Norwell
Our 375th Anniversary Events and Activities! Click here

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

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Minister Emeritus - Rev. Richard M. Fewkes

Join Us for Sunday Services at 10 a.m.

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    October 9: The Legacy of the Discovery Doctrine
    During the colonial era, European monarchies put forth the Doctrine of Discovery. Wanting to add as much territory as possible to their domain, non-Christian countries were considered fair game for colonization and rule regardless of the people that might already have lived there for 1000's of years. How has this attitude shaped our country and possibly even current attitudes?
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    October 16: The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Child - Department of Children and Families
    We’ll have a guest speaker from DCF to discuss the foster child program. This is one of the areas of our social action CHALICE projects this year and it will be an Outreach Sunday so please bring extra funds if you’re able.
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    October 23: Libraries Transform!!
    The above title is on a poster at the Norwell Public Library, but before that institution came into existence there was The James Library, created and started by FPNUU in the 1800's. As part of our 375th anniversary celebration we’ll explore our library roots and then go over to The James for our Coffee Hour after the service.
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    October 30: A Visit and Sermon with Rev. Judith Campbell
    Once upon a time, FPNUU mentored Rev. Judy as a student minister. Now she's coming back to share and visit with us. Watch future editions of the iSpi for her sermon topic.
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    November 6: Voting Our Values
    Our nation was founded on the principle that ordinary people should have a say in what happens in their country. One of our Seven Principles also promotes the practice of democracy. How will our values encourage us to vote, and perhaps even more importantly, how will they lead us to continue to participate in our nation if we wake up on Wednesday morning sorely disappointed?
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