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

Be Yourself

You can be yourself within our community.

We are a welcoming congregation, respecting all beliefs…


Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Together we make a difference.

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


News & Events

Sunday Service

October 1,10am 

Zoom Link

This Faith, This Moment 

Rev. Susan Milnor

We turn our attention to our heritage as Unitarian Universalists.  We often define ourselves as people who are religiously free, but what are we free for?   How do we regard our own roots, and how do they inform our own beliefs and practices now?  Most importantly, where is the joy in being Unitarian Universalists?


Film Viewing of  “Kupenda”

October 1st-11:30am at First Parish Dux

Reception with Kupenda Team Following

Fall 2023 Program Guide

We are excited to usher in our new Church year and  are pleased to share our Program Guide.
Youth and adult programming is a great way to enhance spiritual growth and meet new people.  Community is one of the greatest benefits of  Church life. There is something for everyone!
Download your copy here 👇

Breaking News 

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




September 27, 2023
  • Bell Choir
    September 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Closed Meeting
    September 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location: Youth Room

September 28, 2023
  • Book Club
    September 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Location: Parlor

  • Sociables
    September 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Amazing things happen when we get together.