Excitement, Warmth, and Commitment
First Parish is a buoyant, vibrant community of more than 400 members and a youth group of more than 80 youth. We are straight and LBTGQ. We are single. We are coupled. We are parents and little ones. Whoever you are, you are welcome!
We love music and have a 40-member choir and many musicians to show for it. We care about living green and responsibly and reaching across race and class.
In the center of Arlington, we have been around since the founding of the town. We have worshipped in five buildings on this site, today’s built after a fire in 1975. Through the generations we have stood for progressive reform.
We are a religious people who grapple with what it is to live and die, and make wise and good choices in our days. We know that living spiritually and intentionally makes for a fuller life and a better world.
Highlights and Upcoming Events
Please visit the E-Bulletin to learn about all
that is happening at First Parish!
First Parish members are encouraged to support predominantly black congregations affected by the recent rash of hate crimes and help build solidarity with the African American community. Carlton Elliott Smith, First Parish’s former assistant minister, and other UUA staff recommended three ways that we all can help.
We have made great progress with adding plants, shrubs and a tree around the renovated vestibule area. As the weather continues to be dry, we are seeking volunteers to stop by First Parish to water these plantings. Thanks to all who continue to help. If you are able to join us, please contact us at capitalcampaign @ firstparish.info.
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Here's one specific way you can help: The Arlington Food Pantry needs volunteers on Thursday, July 2, at its Broadway location for either a morning or evening shift. Click here for details and signup