First Church and Parish - Dedham
A UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION - Gathered In 1638
We come together to worship together, to work together and to play together in a wide variety of ways.
We affirm each week in worship:
Love is the spirit of this church
and service is its law.
To dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in freedom,
to serve humanity in love -
is our covenant
with each other and with God.
We strive together to live this covenant and to be a community of love and support through all of life's ups and downs.
It is our mission to sustain and enrich a church community that: Fosters the individual and spiritual growth of people of all ages; affirms the worth and dignity of each individual and welcomes diversity; preserves tradition of independence, freedom of thought, the democratic process; encourages openness to new ideas, service and caring in a sharing and supportive environment—through worship, a shared ministry, education and social outreach programs.