Now in its 272nd year, First Parish Universalist Church is a liberal religious congregation that has evolved out of a fascinating religious history. First Parish Universalist Church is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

FPUC Stoughton is nearing the end of a three-year Interim Ministry during which we have conducted a search for a new full-time settled minister. The Ministerial Search Committee is excited to announce on Sunday, April 24, that Rev. Sarah Napoline is our ministerial candidate. We will welcome Rev. Sarah to First Parish from May 15 through May 22 for Candidating Week. Members of the congregation are encouraged to attend as many events during Candidating Week as possible so that we can all get to know Rev. Sarah and she will have a chance to become familiar with us. The Vote to Call will be held immediately following the worship service on May 22. Check back here for the Candidating Week schedule.

We invite members and friends of First Parish to “meet” Rev. Sarah by exploring her website at You can also find her on FaceBook and Twitter. We are excited to see what the future will bring!


Our Mission Statement
We, the people of the First Parish Universalist Church of Stoughton, Massachusetts, gather to create a community which encourages the lifelong journey toward personal and spiritual growth. We accept, respect, and celebrate one another’s individuality, together with the common spirit of life which connects us all. Through our sharing and worship together, we hope to find peace and strength for daily living. We strive to make our faith come alive through service to others and care of the earth.