First Parish Church

Postponed - First Parish Comedy Night Featuring Frank Santorelli, May 22

Frank SantorelliPostponed: Get ready to laugh yourself silly on Sunday, May 22. This year’s annual First Parish comedy show features actor/comedian Frank Santorelli, who has headlined shows at the world’s leading comedy clubs, like Catch a Rising Star, The Improv, and Caroline’s on Broadway. Santorelli also has a serious film and television career, appearing in "Meet the Parents" as well as more than 21 television shows, including “The Sopranos,” where he played the lovable bartender Georgie. Read on for the other performer bios.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on May 22, and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 with 100% of the proceeds going to FPC Dorchester. Guests will enjoy a beer and wine cash bar. First Parish Church is located on Meetinghouse Hill at 10 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA. >> Read More

The Meetinghouse Benefit Restoration Dinner, May 7

Community members are cordially invited to attend the 5th annual First Parish Church Gala, The Meetinghouse Restoration Benefit Dinner, on May 7 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy a catered dinner and full bar, take part in the silent auction and hear about the restoration plans. The Gala will feature the Guest Speaker and Honoree Clementina M. Chéry, Founder, President and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. Musical entertainment by Muse Stew with Scott Samenfeld on Bass, Susanna Fiore on Piano, and Caryn Sandrew, vocals. Help restore this historic landmark and valuable community resource! RSVP by April 30.

Gala takes place at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 10 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. For more information and to reserve tickets, email or call 617-436-0527.

Meetinghouse Restoration Project Info Session, Apr. 28

First Parish Church of Dorchester invites the community to join them for an information session and reception for the Meetinghouse Restoration Project on Thursday, April 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m at the Church (10 Parish Street, Dorchester). Designed by the respected Boston architects Cabot, Everett and Mead in 1896, the church building is one of the few and finest churches built in the Christopher Wren style during the Colonial-Revival period.

For more information and to learn how you can support the campaign, please contact the church office by email: or by telephone: (617)436-0527. You can read about the restoration project at >> Read More

Screening of "Street Soldiers," Mar. 18

The next film in First Parish Church's "Justice Speaks" Film & Speaker Series will be Street Soldiers: Uniting to Rebuild Our Community One Block at a Time. Shot by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in 2006, the film chronicles the lives of several young men from Upham's Corner as they transition in and out of violence. As one website notes: "They leave us with a burning question[:] how can we as a community take better care of all our children?" Check out Street Soldiers on March 18 at 6:30 p.m. 

10 Parish Street, Meetinghouse Hill
Dorchester, MA

Sunday at Three Concert Series: Russell Hoffman Jazz Trio, Mar. 27

Sunday at Three is proud to present its last concert of the season featuring the Russell Hoffmann Jazz Trio (Russell Hoffmann, piano; Ron Mahdi, bass; Ron Savage, drums) on Sunday, March 27, at 3:00 PM. This Berklee faculty trio has performed on three continents and collaborated with distinguished artists like Marian McPartland, Kevin Eubanks and Bobbie McFerrin among many, many others. Their concert will include selection from the American Song Book as well as original compositions. A reception and meet and greet with the artist will conclude the afternoon. Concert is free (though donations are accepted). Contact Ana Popa, Organist and Music Director, with inquiries at

Sunday, March 27, 3 p.m.
First Parish Church,
10 Parish Street, 
Dorchester, MA
617 436 0527;

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Jazz Cabaret Night @ First Parish, Mar. 12

Whet your ears on some swing-eighths! The First Parish Church in Dorchester will host a Jazz Cabaret Night featuring Muse Stew with Scott Samenfeld on Bass, Susanna Fiore on Piano, and Caryn Sandrew, vocals. Performance takes place at the church (10 Parish Street, Dorchester) on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Tickets are $15. Beer and wine served. For more information call 617-436-0527. >> Read More

First Parish Church


617 436-0527

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Worship Service, Religious Education, and Child Care on Sunday, at 11:00 A.M.

The Meetinghouse Hill Civic Association meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Other regular groups include: Patriots Trail Girl Scouts Troup Alcoholics Anonymous Sunday at Three Concert Series Dien Hong


No matter what your age is, no matter where you come from no matter who you are, there is a place for you at First Parish Church, Dorchester’s only Unitarian Universalist church. At First Parish, you’ll meet a great mix of friendly people, hear relevant messages, enjoy compelling programs, and much more. We welcome you to come as you are, be who you are, and grow with us.


10 Parish Street
Boston, MA 02122
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Children's RE First Parish offers a parent-run Religious Education program for children and childcare for infants and toddlers. On most Sundays, the minister or service leader will invite the children to come forward for the Children’s Focus early in the service, after which the kids go upstairs for their program. If you come with children, you are welcome to have them either try out our RE program or stay with you during the service. If you wish, you may also accompany them upstairs. This year, we will be learning about how other cultures and religions celebrate life, their beliefs, famous people, occurrences in nature, and times of year. Using a UU curriculum known as “Holidays and Holy Days” we will learn about important days as well as significant parts of the traditions and culture they come from. Through crafts, ceremonies, games and discussion, our religious education program will help our children learn more about the world and people around us and the many ways people are religious. The more holidays we learn about, the more we can understand. Some holidays will be more familiar, while others will open us to other spiritual and cultural practices. Adult RE Programs for adults have included: Building Your Own Theology Meditation and other spiritual practices Historic Jesus

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