New Member Classes

Interested in First Parish

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 to Host Early Primary Voting on February 27

City of Boston early voting for Massachusetts presidential primary
First Parish Dorchester –  Parish Hall
Thursday, February 27, noon-8pm

For the first time, Boston will provide early voting for the March 3 presidential primary and First Parish will host the February 27 Dorchester voting site that day. Any … read more.

Parking Lot Update

There was a second Congregational Conversation on January 19
for parishioners to share their perspectives on the future of our Parish Street
parking lot.  The Boston Mayor’s Office
has renewed their interest in purchasing the ½ acre graveled parking lot. Their
plan is to build a new fire station … read more.

Minister Search news

January 22, 2019

The Trustees voted to proceed with hiring a Contract Minister, with the intent that this be open to a Settled Minister position. The Contract Minister job will begin summer 2020. A Contract Ministerial Search Committee will guide the process. For more details … read more.

Christmas Eve Service

Peter Gilmartin and Julie Simmons mount our seasonal sign for our Christmas Eve service of song and lessons.

And wreaths donated by Jim Stillman grace our front doors and the door at 10 Parish Street.

Check out the Gala photos!

Did you miss the November 2 Gala or just want to relive the evening?
Hat tip to Myles Crowley for documenting the festivities, which honored District Attorney Rachael Rollins, provided an evening of music, friendship, and tasty food, and raised money for First Parish.

Click here … read more.

2019 Gala Recap and Thanks!

Board Chair Ardis Vaughan, D.A. Rachael Rollins, Interim Sr. Minister Rev. Terry Sweetser

The Trustees want to
thank Myles Crowley and his Gala committee: Jenn Cartee, Mary Elliff, Laura
Maltby, Laurie Martinelli for a wonderful evening on Saturday, November 2 at
First Parish.  It was a great event:  the … read more.

FPD to Honduras with Habitat for Humanity

Chris Gray and Laura Maltby with Habitat this summer

Travel to Honduras with First Parish Dorchester and Habitat for Humanity
Informational Meeting, Sunday, November 17, 12:30-1:30pm

Members and friends of First Parish Dorchester will have the opportunity to travel to Honduras with Habitat for Humanity next August 1 … read more.