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
♦ Full schedule continues through Friday, June 27: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
♦ Summer schedule (6 weeks): Wednesdays only: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
♦ Full schedule resumes Monday, August 11
♦ The office will be closed on Labor Day.
Weekdays when the office is closed I will be checking and responding to voicemail and email messages.
Publications for the summer:
♦ The weekly E-Bulletin will continue through the summer. Deadline is noon each Wednesday.
♦ The printed Sunday Bulletin will be suspended for the summer after June 8. It starts up again on Sunday, September 7.
♦ The first monthly Spire of the new church year will be distributed on Sunday, September 7.
Blood Drive at First Parish August 2, 2014, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm! Call 617-726-8177 in advance for an appointment, or come when convenient on Saturday for the next available spot. And -- MGH is giving away free T-shirts to blood donors in August! Thank you!