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 is excited to offer a four-week series of gatherings for families. These fun, spiritual gatherings are opportunities to share as a family how you celebrate good times such as birthdays and holidays, and how you transcend bad ones; what things you love to do together; and much more. By sharing together, you will get to know other families and create community. Most importantly, these gatherings will help your family to live its UU faith beyond Sunday, at home and as a family. Click here for more information.
First Parish Supports the Pope's Climate Encyclical
The Parish Committee voted to display this banner both in honor of the Pope's visit to the United States and to accompany a sermon on the "green encyclical" preached by First Parish's minister, Rev. Marta Flanagan, on September 20.
We are seeking to hire a Religious Education Assistant to support First Parish in the area of religious education and youth programming during the regular church year, September through June. The RE Assistant will meet regularly with the Director of Religious Education, collaborate with the Youth Group Coordinator, interface with the Religious Education Committee, the minister, and church staff. Click here for the RE Assistant job announcement