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.
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The Giving First program donates 50% of the non-pledge offering each month to a charitable organization that we feel is consistent with Unitarian Universalist principles and FP Arlington’s mission to challenge the excesses and injustices of our time. We are seeking nominations for recipient organizations for February 2016 through January 2017. Anyone who is part of the First Parish congregation may submit a nomination using our online nomination form. Click here for more information.
Some have asked -- what does the banner mean? The Parish Committee therefore voted on November 10 to install a new Black Lives Matter banner that briefly explains why we think it is important to affirm that Black Lives Matter. For previous articles about First Parish's Black Lives Matter banner, see: