When you come experience our worship service we hope you will feel comfortable and welcome. Many of our members regularly wear name tags, and write-on tags are available for visitors who may like to be greeted by name. Ushers greet all attendees and visitors, and guide them to any preferred seat – there are no pew assignments at First Parish! Ushers will offer you the Order of Service, which includes the Covenant and Unison Prayer we recite together. Feel free to join in, or just listen.
The First Parish in Lincoln (FPL) is an open and welcoming church. We meet for worship every Sunday from September to June at 10 a.m. in our Sanctuary located at 4 Bedford Road.
Worship services typically last about 1-1 ¼ hours. We hope you find worship uplifting, fulfilling and comfortable! Casual dress is the norm for most Sunday services. FPL welcomes young families; there are “activity bags” available to engage toddlers. We also offer childcare for toddler and preschool-aged children beginning at 9:45 a.m. in the Parish House at 14 Bedford Road (the stone building up the hill from the Sanctuary). You are welcome to keep your baby with you in the Sanctuary during worship, or to view the service on a video feed in the Stearns Room.
Following the conclusion of each service, we offer a popular coffee hour at which all may meet to socialize. This is a great opportunity to mingle, ask questions, and get to know our congregation.
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The entry at the rear of our Sanctuary can be reached via a level, wheelchair-friendly path, and there is ample space for wheelchairs within the Sanctuary itself, along with accessible restrooms. The Parish House is similarly equipped, with an entryway ramp on the north side of the building.
Assisted listening devices are available at our worship services upon request – ask an usher, or look for the basket at the front lobby (or “narthex”) of the Sanctuary to be provided a wireless headset.
Off-street parking is limited to the Parish House parking lot at 14 Bedford Road; a short walk downhill on a paved path will take you to the Sanctuary. On-street parking for handicapped and seniors is available in defined areas along Bedford Road across from the Sanctuary. Space is also available on neighboring roads.
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