No matter wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.
An Open and Affirming Congregation
Following in the way of Jesus, we seek to act on our deep respect for the sacredness of each individual and of all creation.
Inspired by the Spirit, we vow to forgive often, and to sustain one another through life’s challenges, joys, and sorrows.
Through worship, prayer, and service, we journey together with the Living God whose power is revealed—and yet to be shown—in us and all of us.
First Parish Church is open to everyone and welcomes participation in the entire life, leadership, and ministry of the Church. We are a diverse congregation. We welcome persons of any race, gender, ethnic origin, mental or physical ability, religious tradition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and economic circumstances. We affirm that the love of Christ for each person knows no bounds.
by Rev. John Allen | Published on Mar 3, 2024
Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split.
– Matthew 27:50-51
Click on the links below to view sermons given from the pulpit of First Parish Church. Sunday Sermons are usually posted on this page by the following Tuesday, with texts and audio recordings as they are available. We are glad that you can ponder with us as we explore what God is saying to us and in us all!
“This is a place that isn’t afraid of the things that I find fascinating. I am an evolutionary biologist, who is also a Christian. This is a safe place to share in the wonder of glimpsing God’s evolutionary signature on creation.”
- Jen Spillane
"This Church hits all the right notes. Inclusionary with great music, it is a much-needed place to recharge and reflect. I can always take something away from the service to think about over the following week."
– Frank Douglass
"First Parish provides me with a strong community, inspiration to engage the world with love, and a safe place in which to explore and grow my faith. The world is a mysterious place, being a part of First Parish I am surrounded by love, I know that I am not alone, and I know that I can make a difference in my community."
"Being a member of First parish Church is to enjoy and participate in the fellowship of a true Christian community. We welcome everyone without labels, judgement and prejudices. Together we laugh, we cry, we sing and we worship and pray for one another and those in need unknown to us."
We joined First Parish as newcomers to Brunswick as a way to meet people. We've stayed because we love being part of a congregation that truly values community building and social justice.
- Abby King
We come together to form a beautiful and loving community that holds each other up. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we would love to share it with you. All religious questions are encouraged and gladly answered.
We are grateful for the generosity of the people of First Parish Church. We have been able to create a safe harbor for our community through your presence, gifts of service, and financial support. If you'd like to make a one-time or recurring gift to the Church, you can do so here.