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

Wednesday Guided Relaxation at 10am (weekly event)

Wednesday Guided Relaxation at 10am (weekly event)

Join FRS member and LICSW Susan Cooper on Wednesdays at 10am for a brief period of mid-week relaxation and renewal. Each 30-minute session will include a guided visualization and reflection on questions around where we hold stress and how we can release it. You'll...

FRS Community Rededication Ceremony Video

FRS Community Rededication Ceremony Video

Watch the 30-minute Community Banner Rededication Video that was shared on Facebook Live: Click here to read the 5/23/21 FRS Media Advisory on the Community Banner Rededication On Tuesday, May 25 at 5pm the First Religious Society will host a community program outside...

BLM Banner at FRS Vandalized

BLM Banner at FRS Vandalized

We are saddened, but not moved to retaliation, with the recent vandalism of our Black Lives Matter sign on our church building. We will not react with hate or vitriol; however, we will not accept this either.   I ask that whoever did this think of its impact,...

Worship at FRS

Worship at FRS

Sunday Services See the latest Steeple newsletter (sidebar) for a description of upcoming services.     Ministry Themes for 2020-2021 Worship Services We are excited to continue with the use of ministry themes moving forward. Our annual ministry theme this year is...

Seeing White: An Online Discussion – Look for More Sessions Coming

Upcoming “Seeing White” Sessions in 2021 When and why did the concept of race begin? What does it mean to be white in the United States? Where do we, as “good white people” fit into the national reckoning on race? Join us for a discussion of the podcast series "Seeing...

December 16, 2020 – The Steeple

December 16, 2020 – The Steeple

Today's Steeple newsletter is out. Find information on fall worship schedule and weekday programming and other important announcements in today's edition. December 16 Edition: https://conta.cc/3akragH Questions or submissions or requests to add your email to the list,...

Wednesday Night Fellowship

Wednesday Night Fellowship

When: Wednesday, December 16, 7pm on Zoom Join us online for fellowship, a brief alternative worship experience, and a reflective exercise led by Bettina Turner on giving and receiving. A perfect way to celebrate and honor the season! Join Zoom Meeting...

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

The "Hate Has No Port Here" anti-racism video produced by FRS has completed filming and now it is time to share this incredible work with the greater Newburyport community. This video is a call to action. It is a statement to all that racism will not be tolerated in...

Virtual Exhibit in the Tiny Gallery

Virtual Exhibit in the Tiny Gallery

Please be sure to check out our exhibit of creations by FRS members and friends, inspired by Bettina Turner's spring worship service on creating. Click here: https://www.frsuu.org/music-concerts/ and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click "Next" at the bottom of each...

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