Minister’s Welcome

Welcome to our website, and welcome to our community.

At First Parish Church we welcome all people of good will. The arc of our faith swings wide and encompasses the best of all the world’s religions; its compass point is anchored firmly in our first principle: We affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. That means you. Simply stated, love is the doctrine of our church.

If you are searching for a place where you can be yourself, a place where people welcome diversity of ideas as well as of people, this is just the church for you.

If you are looking for company on the road to “justice, equity and compassion in human relations,” you’ll find it here.

If you are looking for a place where you can explore and question religious ideas and traditions, this is the church for you. We believe in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and we encourage each other to spiritual growth.

If you are looking for a community working toward a healthier planet, a more democratic society and a world at peace, we may be just what you want.

In addition to Sunday morning services, we offer loving childcare and religious exploration classes for children and youth. There are programs for adult education, social events, and opportunities to participate in the life of the greater community in service projects.

Our roots go deep in Canton’s history; our hopes go far into the future. We hope you’ll find yourself at home with us, and invite you to next Sunday’s service.

Don’t hesitate to call for an appointment with me, First Parish’s minister, if you have any questions. I’m happy to meet with you.

Beverly M Boke (Buffy)
Cell Phone: 339-201-1211, Email (