What To Expect

Who Are We? We are Welcoming and Accessible.

First Parish Church of York is a community church in the Congregational tradition of the United Church of Christ.  We are a multi-generational group of worshippers who welcome people from all different backgrounds. We are handicapped accessible with a ramp to the left of the church and also have hearing assistance devices for those who need them.

Where and When?

First Parish Church is located at 180 York St, York, ME 03909 in York Village. Our church service is Sunday 9:30-10:30 AM.

Where Do I Park?

Parking is available on the street as well as in front of, adjacent to, and behind the church. (It's one-way, so please enter from York Street to the right of the church, by Town Hall). Parking is also available across the street in the Museums of Old York parking lot on Lindsay Road. Getting to church 10 minutes before the service usually gives you a closer parking spot. Handicapped parking is available.

What Should I Wear?

Please wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Some people at First Parish do dress up and some dress down. You'll see some people wearing jackets and ties and others in jeans and t-shirts.

Are Children Welcome?

Children are always welcome to join in worship throughout the Sunday service. Since we are a family-friendly church, our service features a children's message, as well as nursery care (year round) and church school (Sept-June).  Infant and toddler nursery care is provided down the inside stairs to the right of the front entrance in the nursery beyond the church lounge.  It staffed by trained caretakers.  Children 4 years and older can stay with their families in church until after the Children's Message when they are escorted to church school. (You are free to accompany them and return to worship.) After worship, you can collect your children in the Nursery and in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour.

First Parish Church Vision and Mission:


Following the way of Jesus, we aspire to authentically invite, courageously include, and generously serve all with compassion and grace.

Following the way of Jesus, we celebrate inspirational worship; create life-changing experiences for children, youth, families, and individuals; and practice meaningful congregational care.

While respecting our diversity, we courageously advocate for justice and mercy, and intentionally respond to the needs of our community and the world.

"God is still speaking" is our way of saying that God is still active and speaking in the world today.

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