New to town and want to meet people? Newly retired and looking for things to do? Hope to make a difference in York and the wider world? At First Parish Church, there are lots of ways to get involved! For more information, please call 363-3758.
God entrusted humankind with caring for the earth. We are committed to becoming a 'zero-waste' church and that means we reduce, reuse, recycle. Beach clean-ups, composting, and tire-pressure checks are just a few of the ways we're making a difference in York. We strive to educate the community about ways to reduce each of our carbon footprints through presentations and printed materials.
Each December, members and friends of First Parish depict scenes from the story of Christ's birth. Hundreds of cars drive through the circle around the church to see our portrayal of angels, Mary and Joseph, Herod, 3 kings, shepherds, and live sheep. It's truly a breath-taking experience to behold!
Like to go places, do things, and have new experiences? This groups is often 'out and about'. From dining out to garden tours to snowshoeing, there are events for all seasons. Already this year, participants experienced teas of the world, hand-drumming, a wolf sanctuary, exhibits, and several restaurants! Check our calendar for Wednesday meeting dates and scheduled events!
Weekday mornings, we offer low-cost yoga, Zumba, and aerobics in Fellowship Hall. All ages and abilities are welcome. No reservations or long-term commitments are necessary. Drop-ins are welcome. Please see our calendar section for daily classes.
First Parish has a centuries-long history of being a visible, vibrant, and deeply vital force in the York community. We are quite literally the first parish in York and the oldest continually operating church in the state of Maine! Tours of the Old Burial Ground are available. If you are interested in exploring and sharing the history of the church with others, please contact the office at 363-3758.
Each fall, pumpkins adorn the green in front of First Parish's stone office building, creating an impressive and festive sight! The pumpkins are grown and supplied by Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni Native Americans and we return 2/3 of the funds raised to them. The additional 1/3 is dispersed locally as part of our Mission budget.
We have state-of-the-art cameras and the ability to record and live-stream services and events. If you would like to join our media team to record, edit, and/or disseminate clips via social media; please contact the office at 363-3758.
First Parish takes seriously its commitment to meaningful congregational care. Members of this ministry contribute in many different ways. Some visit the sick in the hospital, in skilled-care facilities, or at home; others make meals, or write cards, or craft lovely angels to be given away. If you're interested in learning about visitation or congregational care, please contact the office at 363-3758.
Our wreaths & greens sale occurs in early December. It's a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the season and the funds raised from this event support our charitable contributions in the community.
Together, we can bring Christ's word and work to the world.