• First Parish of Norwell
    Celebrating 375 years

  • Join Us
    for Worship Sunday 10 a.m.

  • Imagine a religion
    where inspiration comes from many spiritual sources

  • We are
    a Welcoming Church

  • We Value the
    Inherent Worth & Dignity of Every Person

  • Our goal:
    World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all.

  • We Respect
    the interdependent web of all existence

About Us

First Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for 375 years. Read More.


"In the bonds of fellowship and love, we unite to cultivate reverence, to promote spiritual growth and ethical commitment, to minister to each other's needs and to those of humanity, to celebrate the sacred moments of life's passage, and to honor the holiness at the heart of being." First Parish of Norwell Covenant


People of diverse beliefs gather as one faith. We aspire to create an extended spiritual family where young and old, Christian and non-christian, theist and humanist can offer each other mutual friendship and support in our common spiritual quest.


The Helen Fogg Service Committee coordinates efforts to reach our service goals by working with and contributing to already existing social justice and outreach efforts. Four areas of focus help to organize our work include: Neighbor to Neighbor, Sustainable Development, Education, and Human Rights.

Who We Are

First Parish Norwell
Our 375th Anniversary Events and Activities! Click here

Minister - Reverend Lise Adams Sherry

Rev. Lise feels pastoral care and rites of passage make up one of the more sacred parts of ministry. During these times, Lise hopes people will trust her with their challenges and their joys. Lise has found that simply offering her presence can be one of the more empowering things she does as a minister.

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Minister's Bio

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Minister Emeritus - Rev. Richard M. Fewkes

Join Us for Sunday Services at 10 a.m.

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    February 12: Pascale’s Wager — To Believe or Not?
    The 17th century scientist, Blaise Pascale, put forth a wager he hoped would encourage people to follow a Christian life. We'll discuss how his life took him to this train of thought and how it might still influence our lives today. Our annual Chocolate Auction will take place during Coffee Hour sponsored by the Youth Group to raise money for their service projects and UU scholarships.
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    February 19: Ida B. Wells, Fighting for Everyone's Inherent Worth
    Born in the middle of the Civil War, Wells became a teacher, writer and civil rights activist. What did she fight for and where do we now need to take this struggle? This is an Outreach Sunday. Our collection will go to the Massachusetts branch of the NAACP.
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    February 26: "When I Breathe In" with Rachel Christensen, guest preacher.
    For many of us (regardless of our politics) these are anxious times. How do we find healing, care for our spirits, care for those we love? Rachel Christensen is currently serving as hospital chaplain and will be ordained in Orlando on March 19, 2017.
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    March 5: What Else Do We Know about First Parish?
    As we continue to celebrate our 375th anniversary, I’ll find some more good stories about the people and events that have shaped us.
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    Should severe weather this winter necessitate cancellation of any church activities, we will make every effort to leave an outgoing message on the church’s voicemail and send an all-church email with the information. Depending on the amount of advance notice, check our here as well. We will notify WATD radio in Marshfield (95.9 FM), WCVB – TV (Channel 5), WHDH 7News and radio/AM 680. We will also make every effort to post updates on our Facebook page. However, power outages or lack of internet access may affect our ability to communicate with you all. Please be cautious and use your best judgment!
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