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Welcome to the FPCoG Legacy Site


This version of the church’s website was in use from 2006 to 2022; the current, modernized website went into service in May 2022. This subdomain ( contains the Legacy site in its entirety as it existed at the time of its retirement, with additions as described below.

Historical Directory

The Legacy site featured an online directory of members and friends in the Members area (there was also a version with people’s photos). This directory was active and was updated from 2008 through 2021.

The webmaster of the Legacy website (Keith Dawson) kept a copy of the directory data each time it was updated by the church administrator from 2009 to 2021 — 54 times in total. These historical snapshots are now available for members to browse and explore.

Follow this link to access all of that historical data about who was active in the church during this period, with their email and physical addresses and phone numbers as they existed at the time. You will need the password to the Legacy Members area to access this historical directory.

Water Words 2023

Here are the words people spoke when pouring their individual portions of water into the common bowl to make the community‘s holy water for the year.See this news item on Latest News for links to previous years‘ word clouds and also a short video of the words up to 2019.

Most recently updated 2023-09-12

We are a community of adults, youth, and children seeking to deepen spiritually, to take care of one another, and to be a blessing to the world.

We are a school for compassion, gratitude, and generosity.

These are some of the things we care about at First Parish Church: We value spiritual depth, spiritual growth, and spiritual maturity. We value service to others, especially to those outside the walls of the church and to those in need. We value gen­er­os­ity and view increasing gen­er­os­ity as part of the spiritual life. We value being a “permission granting” church. By this we mean saying yes to new ideas and possibilities which are consistent with and further the mis­sion and values of the church. We value taking care of each other. We will be asked to take care of the members and friends of our community who are in need. We will receive care when we are in need.

As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we affirm and promote the principles of the UUA. As a Welcoming Congregation, we actively welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as full participants in the life of the church.

In other words, our congregation and our Unitarian Universalist faith are engaging, partici­pa­tory, and inclusive. All are welcome at this table. Join us!

 Congregation 15th anniversary

Welcoming Congregation, 15th anniversary (photo by Susan Fry)

latest news Click on the “latest news” badge on any page to be taken to a chronological (and searchable) list of events and items of interest to members of this community. The newest items will be on top.

In addition to appearing on the Latest News page, the news items are listed below. Click the title links to see more details.


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Most recently updated 2017-01-05