What to Expect

First Church Unitarian has one 10am worship service most Sundays.

Be Comfortable

Attire for Sunday service is generally "business casual," although some people wear their "Sunday Best" and some come in jeans.

Getting Here

We are located at 19 Foster Street in Littleton, across from the Fire Station and town park. See Directions .

Parking

As you arrive, parking is available on the street and in the town lot directly opposite the church. Handicapped parking is available in designated spaces in front of the church and in the town lot.

Entrances

We have two main entrances; an accessible ramp to the left of the church leads to an electronic lift to the sanctuary and a front entrance in between the columns.

Prior to the Service

You'll find a visitors table in the front entry to the church along with greeters to welcome you. Greeters will help answer any questions, provide guidance, and are there to make your visit a pleasant welcoming experience.

As you enter our sanctuary, an usher will provide you with an order of service and can help you find seating, as necessary. Ushers also can provide hearing devices as well as large print orders of service and hymnals.

Worship Service

The first part of our service is generally a family portion where children older than 3 remain in the sanctuary with adults. After "A Time for All Ages" the children will leave the sanctuary to join the religious education program downstairs. Parents should reconvene with their children after the service.

The service begins with announcements followed by the lighting of our chalice. The service is usually led by our minister, but once a month the service may be led by a lay member of the congregation or by a guest.

Our liturgy includes: singing of hymns, special music by the choir, readings, receiving of an offering (first time visitors are not expected to donate), a sermon, and often a meditation time. Occasionally services include a joining ceremony for new members or a dedication ceremony of babies or young children.

After the Service

Following the service we invite you to join us for tea or coffee along with light refreshments in our Vestry. Congregation members are happy to meet and talk with you, to share impressions and experiences, and to welcome you to a church that encourages each person’s unique spiritual journey.