Speaker: Rev. Susan Milnor

“Let Us Love Alike”

Fifteenth century Transylvanian Unitarian Francis David observed, with great faith, “We need not think alike to love alike.”   How might that article of faith call the congregation of First Parish Church in Beverly UU into its future?   And how does it reflect the interim period we are closing? 

Some last … read more.

Appreciation Day

We will recognize congregants’ contributions to our life together through the past year, (organized by ministries), hold a New Member Recognition ceremony, and observe any life milestones in the congregation.   Please come and let us celebrate you.

Attend In person or connect by Zoom: https://zoom.us/J/92762405253

An Abundance of Gifts

Our annual Religious Education Sunday Service will celebrate the abundance of gifts we give and receive as a community committed to worshiping and learning together. All ages will remain in the sanctuary to participate in this multi-generational service.

Attend In person or connect by Zoom: https://zoom.us/J/92762405253


Mother’s Day is traditionally when we honor mothers for their care and nurture of children. In reality, most people nurture other people who are our “kin” and those who are not.  But nurture is complex, and one of the most important elements is how we … read more.

Earth Songs

As Earth Day approaches, we’ll center our individual and collective relationships with the Earth.  We all know how urgent the situation with climate change is, so we won’t be presenting deep science.  But as people in a faith tradition, what do we think best motivates … read more.

Small Acts

The mythic stories of this season remind us that however alone we sometimes feel in living our convictions, together we find the strength to do so with meaning. 

Today, against the background of Palm Sunday, we’ll consider how people all over the world, in different cultures, have … read more.

“Unmaking History”

In this Women’s History Month, it is time to think about the critical importance of health care, particularly reproductive health care, for women, indeed for any child bearing person.  Why are these rights being rolled back with alarming speed?  Is it really just about abortion?  … read more.

“A Faith With Vulnerability”

People often think of faith as being a set of beliefs that provide certainty, in other words, the answer to the vulnerability people experience in their lives.  But that’s not the case with Unitarian Universalism.  Instead, we try to nurture a faith that embraces vulnerability and thus allows … read more.

“If Ever There Were A time”

This morning we celebrate this community and explore our stewardship theme of “Moving Ahead Together.” What will it take to be a vital congregation in the next several years?  More importantly, why are we, the collective of First Parish Church, needed? And by whom?  Scott … read more.