"...I am New!" or "...I Need Help!"

"I'm a Member and I need Help!"

We believe that no matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here...because unity (not uniformity) is valued...because diversity is treasured and adversity is not feared!

HELP for Newcomers HELP For Members

I'm New and...

I Have a Question...

I'm a Member
of First Parish and...

...I want to join First Parish Congregational Church, UCC!

New membership classes are held seasonally by the Senior Minister, after which parishioners join the membership of the church.  Every member holds one vote at the annual affirmation meeting where the church makes decisions on its worship, ministries, and leaders for the coming year.  Email our Senior Minister for more information.

What is the United Church of Christ (UCC)?

A short course in the history of the United Church of Christ tells our story beginning with our origins in the small community which followed Jesus 20 centuries ago and continuing to the present.  Our story is rooted in the Reformation—a protest movement against the abuse of authority by church leaders; the rediscovery by Luther and Calvin of the Bible's teaching that salvation is not earned, but is a gift.  Our story is about the epic journey of the Pilgrims from England to the shores of North America; the waves of emigration by German and Hungarian Protestants seeking spiritual and political freedom; and the beginning of the first Christian anti-slavery movement in history.  Our story is found in the 20th-century movement to reunite the divided branches of Christ's church, and, as a result of that movement, the union of several traditions of Protestant Christianity into the United Church of Christ in 1957.  Visit the UCC site, click here.  To visit the Maine UCC Conference, click here.

...I need a website password or

......I can't log into the website.

Members and guests of First Parish Church receive a website password to access all web pages.  Any non-member can become a guest and access all pages if a church member sponsors them as a guest.

Email the Good News Team if you need a password or you are having trouble logging onto our website.


...can anyone attend your worship service?

Yes, we are an open and affirming congregation.  Please visit the 'Welcome Table' as you come into our church.  Anyone who believes in Christ may participate in our communion, which takes place on the first Sunday of every month.

How many parishioners are members of First Parish Church?

Over 450 parishioners are congregationalist members of First Parish Church.


...I lost my password.

...I want to change my password.

Email the Good News Team if you are having trouble logging onto our website.

...I would like to know what outreach programs First Parish offers?

Visit our Christian Education page, our Ministries Page, and our Missions page for specifics on who we are as a faith community in church and beyond.

How are you governed?

The avowed purpose of this Church shall be to worship God, to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the Sacraments; to realize Christian Fellowship and unity within this Church and the Church Universal; to welcome and render loving service toward all persons; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace in faith and mission.

All parishioners who join First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, receive 1 vote for the Annual Affirmation meeting to deal with all matters of this church. This is all very democratic in nature.

...I want to update my profile.

There are 2 ways to do this:

1. Go to the 'All Church Directory' and type your name into the search box to find yourself.  Your name should appear.  To the right you should see the word 'Profile'.  Click the word 'Profile' and it will take you to your profile page.

2. If you know your church's user name for this website, type this into your web browser and it will take you to your profile page:

http://myflock.com/your_user_name   (use no spaces)

Still having problems?  Please email the Good News Team to help you with your web profile issue.

...what is the difference between your 8:00 a.m. service and your 10:00 a.m. service?

The 8:00 a.m. service is compact, paperless, and interactive while our 10:00 a.m. service is traditional. The bulletin for the 10:00 a.m. service can be found online.


Do you offer Christian Education classes?

Visit our Christian Education page to read all about our Christian Education for children, youth and adults.


My Facebook connection does not work.

We have found that the Facebook log in function is more trouble than it is worth.  Since our site provides social interactive profiles,  we choose not to use this Facebook function at present.

For other questions or assistance, please email our First Parish Church Moderator.


For other questions or assistance, please email our First Parish Church Moderator.


...I need to change my email address.

Please email your new email address to the Good News Team.

For other questions or assistance, please email our Church Office or Good News Team.



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