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
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that is happening at First Parish!
On election night, the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington posted a banner with the following quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., on our front lawn: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Please follow this link to read First Parish's statement about our new banner.
Nov. 20, Dec. 18 and Jan. 29 ♦ 11:45 am to 1:00 pm in the Parlor
We're organizing a series of Potlucks at First Parish to give people an opportunity to get to know each other in a relaxed setting. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share (anything is fine -- it's truly "pot luck"). We currently have 3 potlucks planned: November 20, December 18, January 29. All three potlucks will be held from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm in the Parlor after Sunday Service. Drop-ins welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Trilling and Dickie Pereli at potlucks @ firstparish.info.