Adult Programs

Classes, workshops, films, and book groups offer opportunities to explore our sources, challenge our preconceptions, and inspire growth.  Find upcoming classes on the calendar and the weekly newsletter.

The Heart of the Matter

Rev. Sophia facilitates an open discussion group one Sunday each month following the worship service. Join her to explore our month’s theme and reflect on what worship has brought up for you so as to get to the heart of the matter.

Chalice Circles

This small group ministry offers us a chance to form deep and lasting bonds with other members of the community. For long-time congregants, they present the opportunity to form new relationships or deepen existing ones. For anyone involved, Chalice Circles provide an intentional time and place to sit back, breathe deeply, practice deep listening and explore rich topics that focus on your personal beliefs, and the experience of being human.

Chalice Circles are small groups of 6-8 members who commit to meeting regularly for a period of ten weeks. Registration is open once a year.  By signing up for Chalice Circles you are committing to attend all, or as many sessions as is possible. These groups thrive best when all members are present.

New UU Class

People who are new to Unitarian Universalism or new to First Parish are especially invited to a “New UU” class. Members of the group begin by sharing what brought them here, and then the class covers UU history, beliefs, and organizational structure. This is an excellent way for newcomers to meet others.