Welcome to The First Universalist Church
A warm, traditional congregation of believers in the heart of historic Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Whether you are visiting the area, looking for a church home, or simply interested in what we do, we invite you to join us for Sunday worship (weekly at 10:30 a.m.) and our special seasonal services throughout the year.
Pastor: The Reverend W. Scott Axford began as our Extension minister of the Gospel on 1 March 1992 and installed as our 19th Pastor on All Souls’ Sunday 1995: a native of Plymouth, Mass., ordained by its First Church following 1978 graduation from Dartmouth, six years in marketing and computers with New England Telephone and a 1988 M.Div. from the Harvard Divinity School. Mr. Axford was Pastor at Walpole, N.H., before moving to Providence. He has served locally as the Co-Chairman of the R.I. State Council of Churches Faith & Order Commission, Chairman of the Universalist Church of R.I., Vice President of the Providence Intown Churches Association (PICA); and on the National Council of Churches’ Faith & Order. He is married and has two young children. The Pastor is in the church office midweek and by appointment.
Diaconate: Polly Axford, Carol A. Lundquist; Registrar Gage R. Hansen.
Corporate Officer Contact: Carol A. Lundquist.
Church Gargoyle: Darnell L. Page.
Minister Emeritus: The Reverend Cornelis J. Bakker, M. Div., our 18th Settled Minister, 1979-1990; ordained April 28, 1963 in Mass.
Music Director: Michael Savignac.
Church School Teacher: Celeste L. Trudel & Mark Jones.
Sexton: Shane M.O’Brien.
Church Administrator: Lisa L. Almada.
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250 Washington St., Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3615 Telephone (401) 751-1821