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!


Member Congratulations!

Gabrielle Montevecchi
The Beverly Citizen reported that Gabrielle Montevecchi was selected to be the principal at Hannah Elementary School. Active in the past in Religious Education and Sunday School, her skills have been a great asset to the church. She is the mother of Lilliana and Josephina, and the spouse of Emanuel.

Tony Toledo
Storyteller Tony Toledo received the Brother Blue & Ruth Hill Award by the League for Advancement of New England Storytelling in recognition of the commitment to promote a broader understanding of the art of storytelling and to support storytellers in their art.  [On Wednesdays, Tony hosts a "Speak Up Spoken Word" open-mic at Walnut Street Coffee Cafe in Lynn.]

Steve Johnson & Michelle Moon
Well wishes and congratulations to Steve Johnson and Michelle Moon for their marriage and vows of commitment. Reverend Kelly Asprooth-Jackson served as their celebrant in Alton, New Hampshire.

Wayside Quotes

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
- John F. Kennedy

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
- George S. Patton

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
- Patrick Henry


      "Living our Faith through Volunteering- a New Orleans Story"
      Sun Aug 3, 2014
      10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
      Dane Street Beach
      110 Lothrup St. Beverly

      Since Hurricane Katrina, Long Haul has led 40 trips to the Gulf Coast region. With origins at the Winchester Unitarian Society, Long Haul continues to live out our faith with each volunteer, family and agency we work with. Please visit our website at:

      Service led by Patty Cameron, member of Winchester Unitarian Society and member of the board of Long Haul, and Vicki MacLean, member of First Parish UU Church and two time volunteer for Long Haul.

      "Sacred Witnessing: how we live our faith by listening to the stories of others"
      Sun Aug 10, 2014
      10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
      Dane Street Beach
      110 Lothrup St. Beverly

      Service led by Ron Sweet.

      "Motto: A Set of Principles to Live By"
      Sun Aug 17, 2014
      10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
      Dane Street Beach
      110 Lothrup St. Beverly

      This service will be led by Mickey Ratte.

      "Gimme Candy"
      Sun Aug 24, 2014
      10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
      Dane Street Beach
      110 Lothrup St. Beverly

      Join us for a service reflecting on five levels of pleasures in life, including material pleasures, love, conviction, creativity and awe. If you like, bring a small amount of candy or chocolate to share.  This service will be led by Sara Weisman.


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


First Parish Church

225 Cabot St

Beverly, MA 01915


Office Hours: T-F, 9-1

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