• 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

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Minister Emeritus - Rev. Richard M. Fewkes

Join Us for Sunday Services - 10 a.m.

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    May 8: Caring For Our Community
    Moms, and all parents, do a lot for their families and others in their lives. As a church, we care about and help others, too. Sometimes we all care so much that things can start to feel a little out of control. Then it’s time to pull back and reassess. How do we think we’re doing in our relationship with our larger community? Do we like where we’re putting our energies, or do we want to refocus and change some things? This will be a conversational service, so come with ideas about how you’d like us to help those in need in Norwell and beyond.
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    May 15: RE Sunday
    (This service was moved from May 1 to May 15.) 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. The Outreach Sunday collection will benefit Friendship Home.
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    May 22: Forming a Faith with Our Middle School Youth
    Our middle school youth have been exploring other faith traditions and how they compare to Unitarian Universalism. This Sunday they'll share their own belief systems, or credos, that have been informed by their own experiences and this year's religious exploration.
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    May 29: Pulpit Exchange, Rev. Dan King
    Rev. Lise will be in the Kingston pulpit this Sunday, and Rev. Dan will come to Norwell. Topic to be announced.
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    June 5: Honoring Our Heroes
    So many people in our society have sacrificed to help keep us safe. When they return from service abroad, their sacrifices often continue, sometimes in unexpected and unfortunate ways. This Sunday we’ll remember and thank them.
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