Wouldn't it be great if there were a church...
...that truly welcomes all people regardless of religious background, age, race or sexual orientation?
...that is grounded in a long and amazing history yet embraces current forms of inspiration and the cultivation of soul?
...that refuses to concede the Bible to mean-spirited and literal-minded interpretations and instead holds up the clarion calls for compassion and justice we hear in the scriptures?
...that encourages people to bring their whole selves to a service on Sundays and not simply check their brains at the door?
...with a long history of working for social change that actually speaks to the major issues of the day?
Well, there is a church like this, and we invite you to come check out our services and programs.
Welcome to the First Church in Salem!
Universally Accessible and Universally Welcoming!
The First Church in Salem, Unitarian is one of the oldest continuing Protestant churches in North America and the first to be governed by congregational polity, a central feature of Unitarian Universalism.
We are proud of our history and excited by our present.
The Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell
Sunday Services 10:30am
Childcare is provided.
Our building is recently renovated and universally accessible
(with a full elevator).
We are a Welcoming Congregation!
See below for information about
- June 16 RE Sunday
- June 25 Alliance Lunch & Learn
- June 30 Question Box Sermon
- Flower Donations
- Lifebridge Volunteers
- RE Teachers
Sign Up Online for Fellowship:
Thursday, June 13
- Henny Penny Play and Graduation
Sunday, June 16: RE Sunday
- 10:30am Service honor RE Students
- Father's Day Fellowship
Tuesday, June 18
- 12pm Alliance
Sunday, June 23
- 10:30am Service
Tuesday, June 25
- 12pm Alliance
Friday, June 28
- 7:30pm Film Showing: SHIFT CHANGE
Saturday, June 29
- 12pm Second Annual North Shore
Pride Parade. More info at
- 6pm Game Night
6pm-7:30 Children up to 12
Sunday, June 30
- 10:30 Service
Last Service of the Church Season
Annual Question Box Sermon
Sunday, June 16: RE Sunday
Religious Education Sunday. Join us as we celebrate the fine work that our kids have been doing during this last school year.
It will include a bridging ceremony for our graduating seniors.
This is a service for all ages, with infant and toddler care provided. If your child and family is unable to attend please contact Deb DiGiulio at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 25: Alliance Lunch & Learn
The Alliance continues its monthly lunch-and-learn sessions on Jewish and Christian Views of the Torah and the Old Testament, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 25. Bethamy Weinberger and Pastor Jeff Barz-Snell will lead the discussion, which can be lively and certainly interesting. Beverages will be provided. Bring your own lunch & ring the bell to the left of the side door on the right of the main entrance.
Sunday, June 30:
The Annual Question Box Sermon
The Box beckons! Want to hear an issue or topic addressed from the pulpit? Here’s your chance. Drop a note into the Question Box for the Minister. In addition, this is our last Sunday before our July break. Join us for an always fun and fascinating summer service.
Flower Donations for the Meeting House
You can donate your own flowers from your garden or order them through the church office to decorate the front of the Meeting House every Sunday. Please contact Catherine or sign up in the Barnard Room.
Lifebridge Dinner volunteers are needed for Saturday, June 22 to help shop, cook and/or serve dinner at Lifebridge. Sign up sheets are in the Barnard Room. If you need anymore information please feel free to contact Catherine in the church office at 978.744.1551 or at email@example.com.
Help Teach Religious Education
It is time to think about volunteering for leading or helping in a Religious Education classroom or event next year. We have some
new and exciting ideas and hope for lots of hands on learning; field trips, interactive classrooms and more. Come and share
your talents with our children and youth.
Contact Deb DiGiulio at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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