We are the First Religious Society, a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  We're glad you're here. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community that encourages spiritual growth as we strive for truth and meaning and serve the social and spiritual needs of our larger community.

Ministerial Search Update #1

Dear FRS Members and Friends,

As you are aware, The First Religious Society will begin a ministerial transition process starting in the fall of this year. Since learning that Harold will be leaving the pulpit at the end of the next church year, your Parish Board has been reviewing the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)’s transition process. We’re happy to report that the process is robust and orderly. Our congregation will live this process over the next three church years, resulting in the calling of a new settled minister to join us as the 2018-19 church year opens.

Pine Ridge Alliance of Youth (PRAY)

Check out our online auction!  We are running an online auction through June 15 to raise money for our trip to Pine Ridge. 

The first item is a beautiful painting by FRS member and PRAY leader Mike Dorsey. The second item is a pine picnic table built by the PRAY youth and some FRS adults. Please visit our auction site to place your bids and for more information.

Please bid generously! All proceeds go toward helping us get to Pine Ridge in June.

New Choir Members Welcome

Join the Choir!
Do you enjoy singing? Come and join the First Religious Society Choir as we begin a new season of music. We sing music in a variety of styles, and we include pieces from various faith traditions. We rehearse on Thursday nights, 7:30-9:00, and again on Sunday mornings, 9:00-10:00.

From the Director of Religious Education

Greetings! I hope that you will familiarize yourself with our Young Church program through perusing our pages under "Children and Youth". There, you will find the themes our children in grades p/k through 8th will be exploring from now through mid-May. You'll also find answers to some FAQs, if you are considering a visit.

If you are new to Young Church--or are planning to visit--and would like to be paired up with a buddy family, please let me know. This is a great way to get to know some friendly folks who can answer your questions and just be a welcoming presence.

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