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
The Music Director Search Committee is conducting a poll about music at First Parish. Please fill out our short survey form at http://bit.ly/fpmusicsurvey. We very much prefer that you fill out the poll electronically, but if you must use paper, please visit our table at coffee hour. We will be in the Vestry after services throughout March and April to answer questions and chat. We will also participate in Brief Briefings on March 16 and April 6. If you'd like to reach us, please e-mail music-search @ firstparish.info.
This year, we’re keeping our outreach simple. No house meetings, no dinners, just fresh-baked cookies and a community breakfast on Sunday, February 23. We look forward to joining you for brunch next Sunday!
► Follow this link to download the Tending the Light Within brochure.
► Follow this link to make your pledge using our new online pledge form.
► Folow this link to download a form for making automatic pledge payments from your credit card or checking account or savings account.
Please email Stewardship co-chairs Celia Wcislo and Eric Segal at stewardship @ firstparish.info with questions.