FRS connects with UU Urban Ministry

"There's been a lot of pain here, but there also is hope, because we are here together, in community."

Those were the closing words before the gospel choir broke into a joyous rendition of "Oh Happy Day," accompanied by the Riverview Players string quartet.

It was the culmination of a moving concert celebrating the memory of those who have died from gun violence, and the hope of creating a future with more harmony and peace.

Donate flowers or steeple lighting

The following dates are open for donations. Donations usually carry over from year to year. For flowers, you may provide the bouquet yourself or have the office order them for which you will be billed directly from Denise’s Flower Shop ($35 pre-tax). Light the steeple for a week with a donation of $75. Contact Nicole Salemi,, X401.

May 21
May 28
December 3
December 31
January 14
March 11
March 25

Pre-paying parking on Sunday

Ever rush out of coffee hour or a meeting to feed a parking meter at noon? You can avoid any panic by pre-paying your parking fee. Paid parking begins at noon on Sundays in Newburyport and costs $1 per hour. If you think you will be staying later than 12:00 you can pay any time that morning at Kiosks #3 and #5, or in the Prince Place lot. For example, if you arrive at 10:20 for worship service and insert a dollar, you’ll see that the expiration time is not 11:20am but 1:00pm. Pay on your way in, and relax. If the kiosks ever don’t comply, please let the City Clerk know. 

Get your “Newburyport Coloring Book”

The Historical Committee is delighted to announce FRS’ own contribution to the wider community’s new enthusiasm for coloring books. With the help of fourteen local artists, “Today and Yesterday...A Newburyport Coloring Book” contains twenty-four drawings, from old-time Joppa clam shacks to the gardens at Maudslay State Park. Each full-page drawing is accompanied by historical background text. “A Newburyport Coloring Book” was introduced at Yankee Homecoming, and sales exceeded even our ever-buoyant expectations.


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