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
"A Woman Behind the Lines: from the invasion of France to V-E Day" with Kay Snowden
Friday, May 2 ♦ 8:00 pmAll First Parish is invited to this very special program following the Alliance Annual Meeting. Kay Snowden will talk about her mother's remarkable experiences in World War II as a 27-year-old American Red Cross worker in France and Germany. Click here for more information.
The UU General Assembly will be in Providence, RI, on June 25-29. We hope lots of First Parish people will attend some or all of its events, but only official delegates are allowed to vote in the business meetings. We can send 8 delegates and 2 alternates. Would you would like to be a delegate? Click here for more information.