Friday Movie on the Lawn: “Hamilton”

For the remainder of the summer we’ll alternate between the 1630 Band and movies.

Friday, September 18, 7pm – Movie version of the musical “Hamilton”

This week’s red carpet special: The movie of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s famed musical Hamilton. 

Hip hop, R&B, soul, pop, and show tunes meet Hamilton, Washington, … read more.

Welcome to Rev. Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd!

Rev. Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd to join First Parish Dorchester
The Board of Trustees, on the enthusiastic recommendation of the Hiring Committee, Pam Goncalves, Myles Crowley and Mary Fernandez-Buehrens, voted unanimously to hire Revered Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd to be the minister of First Parish Dorchester. Reverend Elizabeth will start … read more.

New Member Classes

Interested in First Parish
Dorchester?

Great! Come learn more about this
congregation that is long on history, relevant in the present, and eager to
welcome you.

Rev. Terry and members of the
congregation will offer 3 sessions
for those interested in learning more
about First Parish.

Sunday, March 1, 12:30-1:30Basics of … read more.

FPD Yard Work Day!

Join us Saturday, October 3,  8am to noon to plan and work. Bring gloves as needed and tools if you can.

A group of interested members recently met to begin to create a vision for the grounds. We talked about making the space more welcoming not just … read more.

Board Officer Elections Completed


The Board of Trustees is proud to announce its full slate of officers for the 2020-21 church year: Laura Maltby –  Chair, Althea Smith – Vice Chair, and Melissa Wender – Secretary. The remaining Board members are: Dayo Hall, Chris Montani, Pam Goncalves, and Deirdre … read more.

Fair Foods back in action

Our Fair Foods partners have been slowly and carefully reopening and are now back in full force, practicing careful COVID-19 protocols. They are staging in the Parish Hall, and distributing their delicious and healthy $2 bags of vegetables, fruits, and bread to hundreds each Friday … read more.

First Outside Service!

With Chris Montani leading, First Parish had its first in-person service on Sunday July 12 in the churchyard. Our hybrid service also included people on Zoom from home and it went very well. We hope to have more outside services with appropriate physical distancing!

Summer Services begin

With our July 5th service, we begin our summer series of lay-led services. This First Parish tradition offers the chance to experience our community from the perspectives of some of our amazing members. We start with Lucas Gonzalez Milliken and Kat Oyie examining what it … read more.

First Parish joins fight to save Black lives

First Parish Dorchester statement of support for  Black Lives Matter Rally Dorchester, June 19, 2020 and the Unitarian Universalist Association call for confronting and ending anti-Blackness

The Board of Trustees of First Parish Dorchester, a nearly 400-year old historic Unitarian Universalist congregation released the following … read more.