The Wampanoag tribe

The Share the plate charity for September is one that supports our local indigenous population. The Wampanoag tribe is still trying to get the U.S. government to recognize their full rights as a tribal nation. 

This long-drawn-out struggle is now threatening their ability to preserve their history, culture and traditions. The land they rely on is in jeopardy…a vital connection for their Tribal Nation. Their programs including their school, healthcare and elder services are also being threatened by the constant assault on their sovereignty. 

Please consider supporting the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the many programs, services and efforts that they’ve undertaken to preserve their way of life. For more information check their website.

— You may write a separate check to First Parish with Wampanoag in the memo line.  —

First Parish Donations
Please mail your First Parish pledge payments and offerings as well as your pledges for next year to:

First Parish UU Church
50 School St.
Bridgewater, MA 02324

You can also donate online at:
–First Parish PayPal Donation Page–

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The 5-member Board of Trustees, established in 1803, is elected at the Annual Meeting, and is governed by a separate set of Bylaws.

  • Members of the Board of Trustees can be any Active Member of the Parish except members of the Parish Committee or staff persons.
  • The Board’s main functions are to manage the Endowment Fund for the support of the Minister, and to present a report at the Annual Meeting.
  • The Trustees may hire a financial advisor, using funds from the Trustees’ account, to assist with fund management

Giving to the church

Unrestricted gifts give the church the best flexibility in using the funds by evaluating the greatest needs of the church.

  • Gifts made to the Trustees, a separate financial entity, go into the Endowment Fund.
  • Gifts may also be made to the church’s Memorial Fund. The money may be used to purchase such needs for the church and can be designated as being given in the memory of those for whom the gifts were sent, unless otherwise specified by the donor. The fund may be allowed to accumulate if the Parish Committee so wishes. These gifts are made to First Congregational Society, Unitarian of Bridgewater, MA.