Ongoing Events at First Parish


Please contact group leaders to confirm meeting times.


Newcomer Coffee
First Sundays |  11am-12pm | Online
Join Rev. Elaine and members of the Membership Team after worship services on the first Sunday of every month to meet other newcomers and to learn more about what makes this church unique.  For more information, please email our Membership Coordinator.


Community Dinners

First Sundays | Community Room (downstairs in Parish Hall)

Prep volunteers: 2-4:30pm | Serving and clean-up volunteers: 4:30-7pm

FMI: Noel De Young at or phone 939-3118.


Second Sunday Lunch

11:30am | Dutch’s | 28 Preble St., Portland

Join us for casual conversation over lunch on the second floor of the Portland Public Market House. Bring your own lunch or buy lunch there. FMI: Jennifer or Emily


Peaceful Harbor Buddhist Sangha

Sundays | 6:30-8pm | Meeting House

Join us for meditation every week. All are welcome!

FMI: at Susannah Ristine at


Preble Street Soup Kitchen

Fourth Tuesdays | 3:30 to 6:30 pm | 252 Oxford Street, Portland

Join volunteers from First Parish and A2U2 in serving dinner to homeless and low income residents.

FMI: . Or sign up online at:


Breathing and Meditation Class

Wednesdays | 8-9 am  | Online

Come and explore breathing techniques to nurture your mind, body and spirit.  All welcome. Free to First Parish Members; $10.00 non-members. Zoom link:


Poetry Hour

Fridays | 8-9 am | Online

We listen to poems, reflect on them, and share how they touch our beings.  Some of us have begun to write poems.  All are welcome.  Free to members.  $10.00 per class for non-members. Zoom link:


Friends of Safe Harbor Cooking Class 

First Wednesdays | 5-7 pm | Community Room

Make meaningful connections with new immigrants through cooking & nutrition classes, as well as English practice. FMI: Jenn McAdoo at


Join the First Parish Choir

Weekly on Thursdays | 7-9pm | Parish Hall

Come sing with us! FMI: Scott Wheatley at

Junior Choir meets most Sundays after service. FMI: email Scott Wheatley (above).


Concerts for a Cause

Various Sunday Afternoons | 2pm | Meeting House

Come enjoy & support Maine musicians, with a portion of proceeds benefitting local charities.

Tickets: $15; $10 seniors & students. FMI:


Chalice Groups: Various groups meet once a month

Becoming part of a Chalice group helps you connect with others from First Parish, while exploring diverse perspectives on a particular theme each month.  FMI:


Racial Justice Team

Please join us as we partner with the Poor People’s Campaign in preparation for the Moral March on Washington on June 20, 2020. 

FMI: Kris Minister at


UU Go | Revolving Activities

No meetings, just get-togethers with like-minded folks who have a shared spiritual home here at First Parish. FMI: email Patty Renaud at