Welcome to The First Religious Society in Carlisle

Welcome! We are a Unitarian Universalist Church, a Welcoming Congregation, located across from the Common in the center of Carlisle, Massachusetts. The First Religious Society is a place of worship and fellowship dedicated to serving the spiritual and religious needs of all who choose to walk with us. We are active in serving the community and reaching out globally to those in need. We invite you to our worship services and religious education classes at 10 o'clock on Sunday morning.

Our Mission Statement

"We are a welcoming inclusive  community, striving to make the world a better place, now and for future generations. We are dedicated to service, education and social action. We care for each other and foster personal and spiritual growth."
Please click "Worship" for information about services. 

What's New


  This week's Order of Service, January 31, 2016

OWL FOR ADULTS!! Have you been curious about the fabulous UU course, “Our Whole Lives” that our teens love? Well, there is a great curriculum for adults!  We’re trying 4 classes of it this Feb-March, and you’re invited.  Topics will be selected from the curriculum by the participants in the class.

What is it?  Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Adults (OWL) models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It helps adults address their attitudes, values, and feelings about themselves, their sexuality, and others’ sexuality. Participants are guided by trained facilitators through an engaging program that addresses topics many adults have not had the opportunity to discuss in depth. It’s the sexuality education opportunity you probably never had growing up!

Details of the course:  A collaboration between the Carlisle, Billerica and Bedford congregations, this series will be led by Megan Lynes, Josh Leach, Diane Miller, Lisa Perry-Wood, and Barbara Maloney. All of these leaders will have received the weekend-long training put out by the UUA for this this course.  This first class series will meet four times, and then assess if there is a wish to continue.  There is no fee, and nothing you need to read ahead.  

 Dates:  Our meeting dates will be Sundays Feb 21, 28, and Mar 6, 13.  4 - 6 pm at the First Parish in Bedford.  Refreshments will be available the fifteen minutes beforehand. Coming to all four classes will help us build community and trust, but if you can’t make them all, just talk to us and we’ll see what can work.  Please register as soon as you can, because it will help us plan!  Thanks!

 Please email Diane Miller or Megan Lynes with questions or to register  -- dmiller@uucarlisle.org, or mlynes@uubedford.org.

Pam Howell, our Religious Education Coordinator, had a letter published in our local newspaper, The Carlisle Mosquito, click here to download the paper. The letter can be found on page 14.
 Our weekly newsletter, the Meetinghouse Messenger, is now available as a PDF here at Weekly Newsletters.  If you would like to be on the mailing list, send your email address to frs@uucarlisle.org.