• Welcome
    to First Parish of Norwell

  • 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 over 360 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

Worship volunteers Needed!

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 - 10 a.m.

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    April 10: Youth Sunday
    The Youth Group have planned, and will be leading, this service. The youth will be discussing the importance of being, and having role models, along with seeking to be our best selves. Be prepared for some different, and familiar music, readings, and sources.
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    April 17: A Celebration of Earth Day
    According to our Christian Scriptures, humans are supposed to be stewards of our earth. More and more of us are heeding this call but it takes work and commitment. How can we recreate our connections to the earth and inspire other to do the same? This is an Outreach Sunday and our offering will be dedicated to the Norris Reservation.
    Rev. Lise will be away during school vacation week, April 18-25. The Church Office will be open that week on Wednesday, April 20 only. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, April 26.
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    April 24: Joanne Howard, pulpit guest
    This service will focus on Holocaust Remembrance Day. We will honor the victims, as well as a small group of Unitarians who organized a rescue effort.
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    May 1: RE Sunday
    Led by Rev. Lise and Julian, this will be a multigenerational Sunday of appreciation for religious education and all those who help make it so. We’ll also add some spring celebration into the mix.
  • Volunteers Needed
    Can you provide a pulpit arrangement for an upcoming service?
    Would you like to host Coffee Hour?
    How about being an usher?
    Would you like to assist Rev. Lise with lighting the chalice?
    There are still open spots for the rest of the church year. Sign-up sheets are posted in the Parish Hall, or you may contact Hope in the Church Office.
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