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 mornings.

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 upcoming services.
What's New

Sunday Services theme for April is  Purpose: Mission, Vocation, Service.

We are now near the end of the annual pledge campaign and will soon formulate a budget for next year based on what has been pledged.  We can report that we have received 70 generous pledges totaling $116,580. Thank you to those who have pledged for your wonderful generosity.  Since we normally receive 90-100 pledges and we're still shy of our goal to fully fund committee requests, we will now reach out to those we have not heard from. See our Stewardship and Giving page to view this year's materials, Pledge or Donate!  


April 27  "Service is our Prayer"  Nancy Hendrie and Cambodia Travelers 
In January, sixteen people from the First Religious Society and Carlisle traveled to Cambodia
to visit The Sharing Foundation. Several of the travelers will share their stories and reflections
on encountering Cambodia.  Marguerite Shaw and Margaret Darling will play the organ
and harpsichord, including a duet on the two instruments. The choir will have the
Sunday off. The MFAA will be an overview of The Sharing Foundation.
Downstairs, the children will welcome special guest Emily Williams who will share her 
expertise in Morris Dancing and help us set up and use the FRS Maypole.