Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell
Wherever you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here.
Today, many of us are seeking something, but often don’t quite know what it is. “Life could be better, more complete, if” …?
Might we be missing friendly connection among people of all ages, support during hard times, or the spark of inspiration to build equality and justice for all? Or perhaps soaring music, contemplative thinking, or weekly mindfulness meditation… or, perhaps, a compassionate faith?
Maybe the question is, could we as a family be better if we opened our hearts? Discover your own faithful curiosity and courageous love at First Parish.
Sermons that Inform & Inspire
Sermons at First Parish encompass a variety of topics but always with the intent of fostering dialogue and cultivating our souls. On any given Sunday, you will hear a sermon that stimulates your thinking about life, opens you to new perspectives on the Bible, and speaks to major issues of the day with words of hope and healing.
Watch a selection of recent services using the “Latest Sermon” links, or click below for the full archive of services on Vimeo.
On May 10th, 2022, the Standing Committee unanimously voted to hire TJ Rufo-Curran as First Parish’s Interim Music and Choir Director, following in the footsteps of our retiring longtime Director, Bill Sano, who nominated TJ for this position. TJ has…
A letter from Jeff Barz-Snell: This week I must announce that a major and beloved chapter is coming to a close here at First Parish Church: Bill Sano has announced he will be stepping down as Music Director in June.…
Find your calm within the storm — join us each Wednesday at 8:30 AM for a half hour of centering and meditation.
Happy Pride! First Parish celebrates and honors the LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome - each and every one of us is a beloved child of God. ✨🦋🌷