The reasons people are drawn to The First Parish of Bolton are as individual as each person. Some seek a place for themselves and their children to learn about faith and spirituality. Some come to explore being part of a community. Some are searching for “Sabbath,” an hour of peace amid the hectic lives most of us lead. A few even come hoping to be challenged to grow in faith and to lead more generous lives.
Whatever the reason you come, we welcome you!
Here’s more about what our community is like:
Demographics of church members:
Historically, the majority of our members have been residents of Bolton, but, lately, people from other towns have begun to discover The First Parish of Bolton and we have welcomed members from Stow, Harvard, Lancaster, Clinton, and as far away as Shrewsbury. The church looks like the communities it serves. There are many families with younger children, singles, seniors, and gay and lesbian individuals and couples as well.
Religious backgrounds of church members:
Our ecumenical nature is one of the reasons people are attracted to The First Parish of Bolton. Our membership includes those from our constituent denominations --- The Unitarian-Universalist Association, The American Baptist Churches, The United Church of Christ (Congregational), and the Society of Friends (Quaker). We also have members from Roman Catholic, Episcopalian, and Lutheran traditions. Other denominations represented in our membership are Presbyterian, Methodist, Greek Orthodox, Disciples of Christ, Seventh Day Adventist, and Christian Science. We also have members whose families have roots in Judaism and Islam.