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 services.
What's New
Christmas Eve Wednesday, December 24
3:00 pm 
A shorter service for young children and families will provide lots of participation 
and the
Christmas Story. We will honor new babies born in the congregation over
the past year.
5:00 pm 
Candlelight Service with traditional Christmas readings, carols, and Prelude music
to knock your Christmas stockings off. The service will feature extended Prelude
music provided by an ensemble of Baroque period instruments including Sarah
Darling, Baroque violin, Suzanne Stumpf, traverso, Peter Stumpf and Dan Ryan,
Baroque cellos, and Margaret Darling, harpsichord. They will perform chamber
music by Chedeville, Delalande, Handel, and Telemann. The choir will sing a
sprightly “West Gallery” anthem with the ensemble, and all will have the special
opportunity to hear and sing the charming, original version of Silent Night.


 Free and Open to the Public - December 28 - 10am - Waffles and Jazz. 

The Sunday after Christmas there will be a Jazz Brunch in Union Hall. This 
is a great time for young adults who are home for the holidays to get together,
and for bringing friends and neighbors to a really cool community gathering.
Live music by the FRS Jazz Group. Waffles with all the fixings.
 And once again,
we will have an "Ugly Christmas Sweat
er" contest.So bring along that old thing
that Aunt Effie gave you years ago and show it off!   

Our weekly e-newsletter, the Meetinghouse Messenger, is now available as a pdf. Go to the menu on the left  and click "weekly e-newsletters".  If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive the Meetinghouse Messenger, send your email address to frs@uucarlisle.org.