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.
The FRS Music Director Search Committee is thrilled to announce that Daniel Ryan will be joining FRS as our new Music Director in September. Dan has served as a professional church musician for over thirty years, having held the positions of organist and choir director at many churches in Massachusetts including First Parish, Malden, St. James Church, Arlington, and Church of the Holy Spirit, Wayland. He has served as an assisting organist at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston. Dan received his musical education at Boston University as a cello major and also studied organ. He is the recipient of the Colleague and Associate certificates from the American Guild of Organists. He is co-Artistic Director of the period instrument chamber ensemble Musicians of the Old Post Road, winner of the Noah Greenburg Award from the American Musicological Society, and has recorded for Meridian, Koch, Centaur, and WGBH. He is a member of the Wellesley College music faculty as Instructor of Historical Keyboards. Please join us in giving Dan a warm welcome in September.