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!
First Parish joins with the Arlington Police Department in a call to save lives by ending the stigma of addiction.
Do you or someone you love need help? Call the #StateWithoutStigMA Hotline at 1-800-327-5050 or contact the Arlington Police Department at 781-643-1212 or 112 Mystic Street for non-judgmental assistance.
Do you think someone might be overdosing? Call 911 immediately.
Saturday, April 30 ♦ 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
The Youth Group is hosting a Music and Art Benefit to raise money for criminal justice reform efforts in our community. You can expect performances by youth and adult bands connected to our community, and a silent auction of artwork by local young people! And burritos! All proceeds will go to the Massachusetts Bail Fund, an organization that funds bail for low-income individuals facing trial. We hope you can join us to Rock the Scales of Justice!!!