• 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.

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.

Contact the Minister


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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    September 16: The Blessings of Forgiveness
    This year we're examining our Christian and Judeo roots. To begin, we'll explore the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Jewish New Year and time of atonement, when all in the faith are to reflect on their transgressions, ask for and give forgiveness to begin the new year. We'll also have our Teacher Installation.
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    September 23: 450 Years of Religious Tolerance!
    "Where?" you might ask. In Transylvania under King John Sigismund, our first and only Unitarian king. He also had a lot of help and encouragement from his mom, Queen Isabella. How did this come about? Come on Sunday and find out! This is an Outreach Sunday; the funds will go to our partner church in Kadacs, Romania.
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    September 30: Topic to be Announced
  • September - October Activities
    Wednesday, September 12 – 5:00-6:20 pm Community Dinner (plans are to have a dinner the 2nd Wednesday of each month)
    Wednesday, October 10 – 5:00-6:20 pm Community Dinner
    Saturday, October 20 – All-ages Halloween Dance & Potluck - costume optional! Wednesday, November 14 – 5:00-6:20 pm - Community Dinner. All hands will be need to help set up for fair and bring down boxes Wednesday pm)
    Saturday, November 17 - Holiday Fair
    Wednesday, December 12 – 5:00-6:20 pm Community Dinner
    September - October
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