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!
Wednesday, May 3 ♦ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the Parlor
The Parish Committee and the Racial Justice Coordinating Committee extend a special invitation to members of the First Parish community to gather for this conversatin about racism. This is a chance for anyone to speak about issues of race bias, white privilege and power, discrimination, and institutional racism, and how these issues affect our community and our world. Click here for more info.
Friday, May 5, in First Parish Vestry ♦ Program begins at 8:00 pm following the Annual Meeting. Everyone welcome!
Tucked away in Arlington where you've probably never noticed it is a very special enterprise: Deborah Parker designs unfussy, stylish women's clothes that you may have spotted along Brattle Street, at the MFA, or on a Sunday morning at First Parish. Come meet Arlington's very own fashion-designer-in-residence and hear how she turned her love of beautiful fabric into a business that's still going strong after 35 years.
We Are Called to Heal and Sustain the Earth
Unitarian Universalists believe in using our minds, hearts, and hands — in heeding the evidence of reason and science, practicing compassion for ourselves and other living beings, and making a difference in the world around us.
In this springtime season of the earth’s reawakening, we affirm the importance of protecting the interdependent web of life that sustains us, and that we hope will sustain humanity for many generations to come.