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


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.

Are You Thinking about Joining the First Religious Society? Would you like to know more about the church? The Membership Committee invites you to gather in the Widrick Room immediately after the conclusion of the service on Sunday, October 19th. Refreshments provided. If you need childcare, we will arrange to have our adult caregiver, Nina Rich, stay after the service.  Please notify the office in advance, frs@uucarlisle.org, to reserve childcare. There will be a brief video showing congregations around the country, followed by an opportunity to find out what you would like to know about the First Religious Society and Unitarian Universalist congregations. Led by Michael Dundorf, Chair of the Membership Committee, this will provide you with a non-pressure, friendly environment to learn more about our church community. If you are already a member of the church, why not invite friends and neighbors to come with you on Sunday, October 19th.