300th Anniversary

October 28 – 29, 2017

Events for the entire community on Saturday, October 28, from 10 AM to 3 PM

  • Colonial games for all ages
  • Guided tours of First Parish
  • History in photographs, historical items, and timeline
  • Historical presentations

Service at 3 PM on Sunday, October 29, followed by a reception and dinner


Bits of History

Learn about our history.


Read about the Unitarian and Universalist ministers in Canton since 1717.


Our Paul Revere Bell

Read “True Tales from Canton’s Past: Paul Revere Bells,” an article in the Canton Citizen, written by George Comeau, a member of the Canton Historical Society.


The White Sisters, Town of Canton Bicentennial High Tea, May 10, 1997

The lives of Ella, Edith, Mary and Helen White were celebrated at a Bicentennial High Tea on Saturday, May 10, 1997, at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Washington Street, Canton, Massachusetts.

Read about the White Sisters.


Unitarian Universalist Reflections, March 16, 1997

The Rev. M. Susan Milnor, Interim Minister, wrote:

My favorite words for beginning a Sunday worship service are, “Into this community of memory and hope we gather…” The future is, of course, where a congregation needs to keep its vision focused. Memories, however, form and define our commitment to a community; they remind us why we are here and what we hold dearest.

Read the complete Unitarian Universalist Reflections.