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!
Register online beginning June 16
This year's Ferry Beach retreat will take place from September 30 to October 2, 2016. Due to the short time between ingathering and the retreat this year, registration opened on June 16. Visit www.firstparish.info/ferrybeach to register. The retreat has sold out during the past several years, so early registration is advised. For additional information, please contact ferrybeach @ firstparish.info. Hope to see you there!
► Click here to fill out our online Pie Palace Volunteer Form!
Each year, First Parish comes together as a community in a pie ministry -- donating, cutting, and serving pies on Town Day to raise money for the myriad vital social justice activities our community undertakes throughout the year. The more pie we sell, the more Social Justice activities we can fund! Town Day is September 17! Bring your PIE September 16! Donate early and often! Volunteer early and often! Questions? Email socialjustice @ firstparish.info. Thank you!