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Welcome, Rejoice & Come In

Welcome to First Parish Church! Whether  a guest, friend or member, you are warmly invited to step into our freshly-painted historic building in the center of Beverly. You will find a congregation rejoicing in a diversity of personal spiritual journeys, an outstanding music program, and a nurturing environment for all lifestyles. We seek to lift each others’ spirits through a strong sense of community, caring fellowship, rich educational opportunities for all ages, as well as service outreach.  Come and see what First Parish has to offer. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

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Book about FPC

Tales from Beverly’s Attic – A Celebration of the first 350 Years of the First Parish and Church in Beverly Mass 1667-2017″

by Charles Wainwright

Book-Cover-History

FPC history from John Hale’s conservative Puritan Church of 1667 to the present. Includes historical narratives, early Church records, and contemporary accounts (ministers and members). Book available at: Cabot Street Books and Cards.  Or at:  Create Space

Wayside Quotes

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

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Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
- Robert Kennedy

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Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

sermons

  • "An Unexamined Faith Is Not Worth Practicing"

    Sun Sep 23, 2018

    Throughout this church year, Rev. Kelly will lead us in exploring the famous summary our religious ideals, “Five Smooth Stones of Religious Liberalism” and it’s more recent expansion, “Five Jagged Rocks of Religious of Unitarian Universalism. Join us for the first service in this series.

  • "The Amen Break"

    Sun Sep 30, 2018

    There are some moments in time so perfect, that they seem to have a life unto themselves. Join us for a playful and adventurous worship service about how we can change the course of history when we least expect it.

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We invite you to consider using our space


for meetings, lectures, musical performances, weddings, memorials and other occasions. Our sanctuary space with its outstanding accoustics, accommodating 300 comfortably, is especially well suited for music. The first floor is accessible with a ramp leading to the rear entrance and a restroom adjacent to it.
Downstairs, Hale Hall is an excellent place for coffee-house style music, lectures, workshops, showers and other receptions. There are tables and chairs, with comfortable seating in the 60-100 person range, movable partitions a full kitchen and restrooms.
Combined Rental Rules and Application
Wedding Letter, Fees & Application

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First Parish Church

225 Cabot St

Beverly, MA 01915

978-922-3968

Office Hours: Mon 8:00 - 11:00 am & Tue-Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

office@firstparishbeverly.org

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