church; religious organization
If you think that First Parish Church in Taunton may be the place for you, one of the best first steps that you can take is to join us for a service on Sunday morning. The mood is relaxed and dress is casual. New people join us here at First Parish all the time, so you never need to feel awkward, or as though you’ll be the only one who doesn’t know everyone else. Visitors arrive as singles or couples; some people come with friends. Children are always welcome. New children may choose to follow the crowd into Sunday School after the story, or stay with their parents. We have a “kids’ table” at the back of the sanctuary where children may play quietly during the service, with comfortable seating for parents, grandparents or caretakers if they want to be nearby. Don’t be too surprised if you know a few of us already! Our congregation includes many who are active in the schools, libraries and other community centers of Taunton and surrounding towns; you may well get here and see some familiar faces. We use the side doors, as well as the front doors much of the time-either is fine. Click here for a map, diagram of the building, directions and parking suggestions. You will be welcomed warmly and may be asked to fill out a contact card. These allow us to keep you in touch with what is going on here at First Parish, but there will be absolutely no pressure to join our congregation unless or until you are sure that this is where you want to be. You are welcome to attend services and participate in programs whether or not you have “signed the [membership] book.” Grab a cup of coffee from the pot in the commons—it’s always hot and always fresh—and join us at 10:00 am on Sunday.