Newcomers
Welcome!
Call First Parish Office 207-773-5747 or Email office@firstparishportland.org
Find some handy tips, how to get here, where to park, and which door to come in, as well as a map from your house to First Parish!

Newcomers welcome!
Quick start faq

Please click through our frequently asked questions to find answers to some of your questions relating to First Parish.

01. How old is your church?

02. Where is First Parish? Here's a map...

03. Where can I park? Here's a parking map...

04. What time should I be there? By 9:55...

05. Can I come early on Sunday morning? Of course...

06. What's a Meeting House? a Parish House?

07. What are all those symbols behind the pulpit?

08. Where's the door? Three ways to get in!...

09. What's in the Meeting House? Come and see...

10. Can my children come with me? Bring the kids...

11. What should I wear to church? No dress code here...

12. How long is a worship service? About an hour...

13. What do I need to know to participate in worship? Some tips...

14. Do you kneel in church? Only the "heavenly host" during the Pageant...

15. I can't get up and down to sing; is that all right? Of course...

16. What's a chalice? A symbol of our faith...

17. Do I have to say a creed? We are non-creedal...

18. Will I be expected to give an offering? It's up to you...

19. What do I call the Minister? "Reverend Sillari"