First Parish of Norwell
First Parish of Norwell Religious Education Director<br/> The Pulpit Adult Choir<br/> First Parish of Norwell<br/> First Parish Members<br/> Baby Care and Preschool Children's Playground The James Library The Kent House<br/> The North River Sharing a Meal<br/> Church School Alliance Bake Sale UUSC Gift Baskets at the Holiday Fair Close-up of the solar panels All Church Family Picnic<br/> Rev. Dr. Len DeRoche blessing the animals. First Parish of Norwell First Parish of Norwell with carriage sheds Rev. Lise Adams Sherry Christmas Eve Candlelight Community  Service

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Are you looking for a welcoming location for your special event? Consider First Parish of Norwell. Our beautiful and historic meeting house, built in 1830, and our adjoining Parish Hall and Fogg Parlor are available and handicapped accessible. The meeting house has a long center aisle and is well lit by daytime sunshine or evening chandelier & candles. Organ, piano, & harpsichord as well as a sound system are available. More info....

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First Parish of Norwell
Unitarian Universalist

FPN logoFirst 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.

Sunday Service 10 a.m.

August 23: Black Lives Matter
A year and two weeks ago Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. This started many in our nation on a steep learning curve about racissm that has surprised and shocked many in our country. We'll reflect on this unjust reality and consider how we can work to form Beloved Community.

August 30: Summer to Fall
How was your summer? Have you done all your school shopping or other seasonal tasks? How do our natural and self-imposed structures affect our lives and what's next on the horizon?

September 6: Continental Potluck Brunch with a Little Tidying or A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down
We'll sing a song, share some fellowship over food, do a short project or two around First Parish, and be on our way by noon.

September 13: Multigenerational Water Communion and Ingathering Sunday
All ages are welcome as we gather together again for the official church year as a wonderful religious community. If you can, bring a small amount of water to share from your spiritual and/or other meaningful journeys over the summer - perhaps it's from your garden hose, a cherished camping spot or the drinking fountain in your favorite museum. As we mingle our water, so we mingle our lives.

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UUA video - Blessings from Our House to Yours!

Check out this amazing new video of nearly ninety heartwarming photo blessings from UU congregations and groups set to an original song by The Ever Hopefuls from Jefferson Unitarian Church - Golden, Colorado. Thank you to all of the groups who sent in their photos that made this video possible!


Our Minister

Rev. Lisa Adams Sherry


Minister Emeritis

Richard M. Fewkes



First Parish of Norwell
24 River Street P.O. Box 152
Norwell, MA 02061
TEL 781-659-7122
Fax: 781-659-7939



Office Hours:
Tues. - Thurs.: 9-1 p.m.
Friday: 9-12 p.m.
(The office is closed on Mondays)

Summer Office Schedule

The Church Office will close for the summer on Wednesday, June 24. Hope and Donna will be in the office weekly (usually Wednesday mornings, but not always). They will not be checking voicemails or emails remotely. The office will re-open on the Wednesday after Labor Day, September 9.

Worship 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 with lighting the chalice? Please consider signing up! Sign-up sheets for the upcoming church year are posted in the Parish Hall, or you may contact Hope in the Church Office.