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!
Monday, November 21 ♦ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Parlor
Order your copy of Jill Leovy’s "Ghettoside" from the library now! Ta-Nehisi Coates believes O.J. Simpson killed Nicole Brown, yet he also believes that the jury made the right decision when it acquited him. Jill Leovy starts with the observation that our criminal justice system “hauls masses of black men through its machinery yet fails to protect them from bodily injury and death. It is at once oppressive and inadequate.” Please join a discussion of Leovy’s and Coates’ perspectives on the connections between race, policing, and murder.