Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

Welcome

Welcome to First Religious Society, a place where you will be welcomed regardless of your age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. A place where you can grow spiritually, morally and intellectually.

May Theme: World Religions

Annual Ministry Theme: Unity

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022
Young Church Sunday

JOIN US IN PERSON AND ON YOUTUBE
AT 10:30AM

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Young Church Sunday
10:30am, in-person and outdoors at Atkinson Common and live-stream on YouTube

Atkinson Common, 396 High Street, Newburyport, MA

Join us this weekend for Young Church Sunday, the annual service when Young Church children and families lead most of the elements of our service, and a Blessing Ceremony led by Julie Parker-Amery and Reverend Rebecca for our graduating seniors.

This year we are exploring themes of shining our light, with several reflections and an original poem written by our Young Church children.  We hope you can join us!

“Nothing can dim the light that shines within.”

– Maya Angelou

“Tipping Our Hats to Love”

FRS’s Spring Gala and Auction
Friday, June 10, 2022, 6-9pm, Newburyport Community Center
Click here for more information!

Save the Date: FRS Annual Church Meeting
Sunday, June 12, 2022, following Sunday worship, in-person and online.

Registration Required, click here to register!

First Religious Society is governed by a Constitution and Bylaws. In addition, there is a set of Parish Board Policies that help the Parish Board do its work.

*Masks are optional for in-person worship. Socially distant seating is available in designated areas of the Sanctuary.

 

 

 

2022-23 Annual Giving Campaign

“Act with Courage. Transform Our World.”

Check out our Annual Giving Campaign brochure here, and see for yourself how much community and service is a part of the UU experience. And how FRS is a part of the Greater Newburyport and North Shore community!

 

 

 

The Latest News & Events

FRS Annual Meeting

FRS Annual Meeting

This meeting will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2022 following worship service. RSVP Required and lunch will be served: RSVP here!

UUA Statement Released:  The Fight for Abortion Access Isn’t Over

UUA Statement Released: The Fight for Abortion Access Isn’t Over

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FRS Spring Gala & Auction: “Tipping Our Hats To Love”

FRS Spring Gala & Auction: “Tipping Our Hats To Love”

Friday, June 10 FRS Auction at the Newburyport Community Center https://www.frsuu.org/gala-auction/ Plans are in the works for a night filled with merriment and fellowship with sweet and savory foods, beverages, music, and fun. We are currently looking for donations...

Exploring Elderhood Together: May 19, 2022, 1-3pm

Exploring Elderhood Together: May 19, 2022, 1-3pm

Exploring Elderhood Together  When: Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 1-3pm WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  Presenters: All of us Please join us to celebrate our Exploring Elderhood Together community and help generate ideas for its future. To make this occasion a bit festive,...

Monday Meditation at 6:30pm (weekly event)

Monday Meditation at 6:30pm (weekly event)

Monday Night Meditation in Lower Meeting House (enter via Unicorn Street entrance) When: Mondays, 6:30pm These weekly sessions are led by Joyce Haydock, Senior Dharma Teacher with the International Kwan Um School of Zen. She has been with the school since 1989. This...

Tuesday Spiritual Practice at 11am (weekly event)

Tuesday Spiritual Practice at 11am (weekly event)

Lectio divina is the practice of listening to a poem or reading multiple times to understand what it is saying to you in that moment. What word is speaking to you? What images feel meaningful? What questions are arising as you listen? What invitation do you sense?...

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