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

On Sunday, August 2 at 10am in Union Hall we will have a guest speaker.  Rosalie Anders from the First Parish Church in Cambridge will speak about how her church reached consensus on divestment of fossil fuel investments.  Is this something that we can and wish to do here?  Ms. Anders, who is with the Environmental Justice Committee at her church, will speak about the practicalities of doing this, the reasons and ethics involved.  The UUA has encouraged congregations to divest of fossil fuel investments, and the Massachusetts House of Reps. is currently considering a bill that would require the state to divest of fossil fuel investments.  This promises to be a very informed and engaging discussion.  10 am in Union Hall.  All are welcome! Sponsored by the Environmental Action Committee.
August 9  Claude Von Roesgen.  Solar and renewable energy
August 16  TBD
August 23 Asia Forcucci returns to lead a Summer Service
August 30 Diane Miller, "Blessing of the Animals." Bring your animal safely constrained, ready for a warm blessing. A time to appreciate all beings, pets,  and the interdependent web of life.
Sept. 6   Pancake Breakfast in Union Hall. A warm welcome on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, pancakes with all the fixings. 10-11am.  Volunteer pancake flippers much appreciated.
Sept. 13 Services resume in the Sanctuary and Religious-Education begins the Moral Tales curriculum.
 Click on the Worship tab for more information about these services.
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.