What We Believe

The Purpose of God

We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will. He has been calling out from the world a people for himself, and sending his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses, for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ's body, and the glory of his name. We confess with shame that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew.

Isa. 40:28; Matt. 28:19; Eph. 1:11

The Authority and Power of the Bible

We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God's revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God's people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God.

II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21; John 10:35

The Uniqueness and Universality of Christ

We affirm that there is only one Saviour and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognise that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as "the Saviour of the world" is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God's love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Saviour and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord. Gal.

1:6-9;Rom. 1:18-32; I Tim. 2:5,6; Acts 4:12

What's going on in Youth Programming 


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Jan 6th:  6:00 - 8:00 Regular Youth Group. 

Jan 13th 6:30 - 8:00 (OWL beforehand) Youth are welcome to arrive from 6:00

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Jan 6th 9:15 - 10:15 Regular Meeting

Jan 20th 9:15-10:15  Regular Meeting

Rentals for your special day

First Unitarian Church offers a variety of spaces for rent. From celebrating your wedding, to solemnizing a funeral, to hosting a meeting, we have a space for your needs. Contact our Director of Operations to learn more or call (508) 757-2708.


The sanctuary viewed from the pulpit, showing ample seating space on two levels

Our classic New England sanctuary, completely renovated in 2002, is available to host your wedding, christening or other special event. Seating 600, it is a grand and accessible venue for your special day. Our musicians can provide music on the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ or Steinway piano. See a panoramic view here.

The chapel set up for a special event

Whether for a reception, a meeting or an intimate ceremony, our newly renovated Chapel is perfect for your next small event. Used as both an art gallery and a meeting space, the Chapel can be set up with or without chairs and tables. Projection, wifi and coffee service are available for meetings. The Chapel is accessible via elevator.

Unity Hall set up for a dinner event

Unity Hall 
Are you leading a yoga class? Hosting a large reception? Need room for children to play? Unity Hall is a multi-purpose room with many possibilities. Featuring a stage and a large parquet floor, Unity Hall is perfect for your next dance, luncheon or larger meeting. Projection, wifi and coffee service available. The main floor is accessible via elevator.