When you find yourself thinking of First Parish as your church, we invite you to become a member of this congregation, which includes a short ceremony in which you sign our historic membership book. Becoming a member is a significant step, which brings great benefits. Only members of First Parish may vote in the democratic process which guides our congregation or hold certain leadership positions, as defined in the Bylaws. As a member of First Parish, you may call on the services of our minister for weddings, commitment ceremonies, child dedication ceremonies, and memorial services. You are entitled to free use of the facilities for the above named rites of passage.
In joining our congregation, you are indicating a willingness to contribute your time, effort, resources and talents to First Parish. Membership is an important personal commitment to the life and work of our congregation.
Schedule a one-on-one with our minister for a conversation about joining the church. This conversation is a chance for you to share your expectations and aspirations as you contemplate joining our congregation.
Your Membership at First Parish can be affirmed at any time by signing your name to our historic membership book (pictured to the right).
Our New Member Recognition Ceremony is held twice a year during a Sunday worship service. Current members and new members covenant to walk together in fellowship and mutual support.
If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Laurie Hasty. She is available most Sundays during coffee hour, or can be reached by phone at (207) 773-5747 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.