First Parish Church
Unitarian Universalist
Ashby, Massachusetts
About Us
Our Minister
Contact Us
Related Sites
What's New


The members and friends of Ashby First Parish Church welcome you to our home in cyberspace.

Our home in the real world is on the Common in Ashby, a rural community in North Central Massachusetts (on the New Hampshire border).

About Us describes First Parish Church in photos and words.

Featured Upcoming Events
Worship Service: "The Five Practices of Dharmic Christianity" by Wil Darcangelo, First Parish Church UU of Fitchburg

Sunday, April 23, 10:00 AM

Much has been said about the dogma of religious Christianity. Many of us are greatly challenged by it. But hidden inside the jewel-encrusted bottle lingers still a deeper message, a life practice. This service will explore the five practices of the dharma of Christianity: Nonresistance, Forgiveness, Compassion, Hospitality, and Empowerment.

Wil Darcangelo is a MDiv/MAGIL candidate at Andover Newton Theological School and is the Spiritual Coordinator at First Parish UU of Fitchburg.

musician: Stephan Arsenault

Potluck Lunch after the service

Sunday, April 23, 11:30 AM

Worship Service: "Coyote Goes to Church" by Rev. Bruce Taylor

Sunday, April 30, 10:00 AM

Coyote, the trickster deity, plays an important part in Native American folklore and spiritual practice. Alternately cunning and foolish, he brings wisdom by overturning cherished assumptions, testing the bounds of the status quo and revealing new possibilities. What would an encounter with Coyote look like, to Unitarian Universalists in the twenty-first century?

hospitality: Noël McGonigle

Annual Meeting

Sunday, April 30, 12:00 PM

See the Calendar for information about all Sunday services and other activities at First Parish Church.

Minister: Rev. Bruce C. Taylor

Unitarian Universalist Association

photo: Copyright ©2012 Inanna Arthen

Like Us on Facebook

FPC Rainbow Flag

Ashby First Parish Church is on the path to becoming a UUA LGBT Welcoming Congregation.