Did you know that the First Church in Salem (Unitarian) is not only the first church in Salem but the first church in America, founded in 1629? This pre-dates the First Church in Boston, which was established in 1630 when the Arbella fleet colonists from England settled in Boston. This fact annoys people in Boston but, hey, there it is!
Today, First Church is comprised of five churches all of whom joined forces over these past centuries. One of them, the North Church, is where Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody attended services. Other Trancendentalists did as well, including Jones Very, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Susan Burley.
Now you know!