Lara Crawford and son at lecturn

After some investigating, attending services, and meeting our community, are you considering the path to becoming a member at UUAC at First Parish? What does this entail?

Because we are a covenantal faith tradition, not based on creed or shared belief, we promote and affirm your individual search for truth and meaning. We come together in community to share transcendent moments, to build bridges of respect between those with differing beliefs and backgrounds, and to love and serve each other and the world.

To become a member, there is, therefore, no need to convert or commit to a statement of belief. However, in becoming a member you are committing to be active in relationship to this community, attempting to grow in love, peace, acceptance, tolerance with those around you, and sharing of your time, talent, and treasure within the church. We will invite you to discover new opportunities to serve within the church or through social action. We will request that, within your means, you make a financial pledge to the church that reflects the value you (and your children, if this applies) receive from being involved here.

We strongly urge you to attend the “Roots” class and or UUAC & U classes, if you are considering membership. This will deepen your knowledge of and philosophical relationship with our church and our faith tradition.

Two times a year on New Member Sunday, we invite new members to join in a short ceremony with the congregation during Sunday service. Then new members sign our membership book for posterity! In the spring, all members that have joined during that church year are invited to a delicious New Member Breakfast.

If you wish to join us, we welcome you and yours! Any questions about the path to membership, please contact Darrah Bryans, Membership and Communications Coordinator, at 508-653-1422 or

We look forward to getting to know you!