Welcome to First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church

Serving Duxbury, Marshfield, Pembroke and surrounding communities

First Time Visitor?

We’re so glad you’re planning to join us!  Here are a few things you can expect for your first visit…


Explore your faith, your beliefs, and your spirituality.

Life is a journey, let’s learn together along the way…


Be Yourself

You can be yourself within our community.

We are a welcoming congregation, respecting all beliefs…


Make a Difference

Together we make a difference.

Join us in our movement to make the world better for all…


Sunday Services

June 2, 9am 


Zoom Link

Rev. Susan Milnor 
“What We Choose”
Annual Meeting Sunday (We will have a short worship service beginning at 9am, followed by the annual program meeting.  The service will include a homily by Rev. Susan Milnor, suggesting what the congregation of First Parish Church UU needs to do in the coming year to support the ministerial search. And what is the search committee’s most fundamental charge?  Both worship service and meeting will take place in the Assembly Hall this week.


Fair Set-Up Day: Friday June 14th (all day) – Take the day off if you can!

Haul Day: Saturday June 8th – Help us starting in the morning!


Volunteers are needed to help sort donations, set up/break down the fair, and help sell goods and food on the day of the fair. The days leading up to and including the day of the Summer Fair provide a great time to get to know church friends, help us raise money for our annual budget, and become a part of our church history (the Summer Fair has been a First Parish tradition since 1853!). To volunteer, please see Jim Hamilton or sign up on the sheets that will be out in the parlor after church in the coming weeks.


Donations can be dropped off at the church during business hours and Sundays before and after church beginning after Memorial Day. To schedule a pick-up of large items or furniture on Haul Day please call Lenore at the church office. DO NOT place your donations in the church shed as it is currently being used for the Box Project.


When thinning out your perennials, please consider donating extra plants to the Fair. Day lilies and irises do not sell well, but all other perennials are welcome. If you have questions, need pots, or help dividing please let us know.


Women’s, men’s, and children’s jewelry including gold, sterling silver, and precious gems, costume jewelry, watches, clean hair accessories, broken or single earrings, gold or sterling pieces and broken strings of beads, Jewelry boxes (all sizes), dressy scarves (but not winter ones), pocketbooks and wallets in good condition, and small boxes for display of fine jewelry. Please, no winter scarves or other clothing items.


We need household and decorative goods that are clean and in good condition. Small kitchen appliances should be in working condition. No clothing or shoes. Please no TVs or computers. No coffee mugs with logos of any kind.


Furniture in good, saleable condition. Please, no appliances of any type, television or television stands, treadmills, mattresses or heavy exercise equipment, couches of any type, and no stuffed or upholstered furniture of any kind unless in brand new condition.


All collectables in good, clean, and saleable condition. Please, no broken or chipped dishes and or glass, no sharp objects such as razors, knives, or other such items.


All sporting goods and tools, plus pet items and gardening tools. All items must be clean and in good condition. Please, no outdated electronics, computers, computer monitors, outdated televisions or heavy exercise equipment


Toys, games and puzzles in good, clean and saleable condition. Please, no car seats, cribs, or videotapes


Baked sweets and treats are needed!

With your help we can have fun and support the work of the church at the same time!

Jim Hamilton

Summer Fair Chair


Save the Date! 

Adult Education

A Theology of Mystery

Rev. Rob Kinslow

Sundays after Coffee Hour!

Feb. 25th, March 24th, April 21st

& May 19th.

No need to sign up!

Meet Our Minister!

Rev Susan Milnor

We are thrilled to announce that First Parish has been matched with  Interim Minister, Rev. Susan Milnor!   Rev. Milnor has extensive experience working with churches as they prepare for settled ministry, and  will begin work on August 1st.

Rev. Susan Milnor grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she first experienced awe at the natural world in the rivers, woods, and peaks of the nearby Great Smoky Mountains. Her love of the ocean is just as keen, and she now considers New England, especially Maine, to be her adopted home.

Susan enjoys interim ministry because it is “always interesting.”  While congregations have many common threads, she finds that each has its own unique spirit, as well as its particularly gifts and challenges.  Helping congregations navigate a transitional time, with the discoveries and growth that can be part of the process, is very gratifying.

Rev. Susan Milnor is an Accredited Interim Minister who has done transitional ministries in Medford, MA; New York City; Newburyport, MA; Burlington, Vt.; Rockland, Maine; and Beverly, MA.  Before that she served in settled ministry position in Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

Susan came to ministry as a second vocation after working as a college English teacher.  She earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.

Susan is married to the Rev. Terry Sweetser, who is also a Unitarian Universalist minister.  They have one adult daughter, Abigail, an actress.  Susan and Terry live with two beloved cat companions, Sherlock and Irene.

Outside of ministry, Susan loves cooking, reading, and responding to the call of curiosity.  Her husband and daughter consider her a cat whisperer.

She can be reached at milnorsusan@gmail.com




May 30, 2024
  • Book Club
    May 30, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Location: Parlor

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We gratefully acknowledge the Patuxet Wampanoag People on
whose ancestral lands we gather today. We commit to support and honor their history and culture.