Sunday Worship Service

December 21

christmas tree in forest

Christmas Intergenerational Service


Worship for All Ages that will include the lighting of a menorah and the decorating of a tree.


10:00 am

Meetinghouse Campaign

Building Design Update

architect's drawing of first parish 

WE ARE EXCITED! Construction work began in July.

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED – WE ASK FOR FLEXIBILITY. Check out First Parish's Building Design Blog for the latest news.

Highlights and Upcoming Events

black lives matter protest sign

First Parish Vigil Makes the News

On Sunday, December 14, members of First Parish and other Arlington residents held a peaceful vigil on the corner of Mass Ave and Pleasant Street to protest recent shootings of unarmed black men by police. Hundreds turned out to stand on the side of justice! Click here to check out WCVB TV's news coverage of the event.

village in snowDecember Worship at First Parish


Embrace the Darkness
Friday, December 12 ♦ 7:00 pm
A contemplative worship service providing comfort and acknowledging the shadow side of the season.  The service will include selections by UUlations.


Jesus Who?
Sunday, December 14 ♦ Worship at 10:00 am
Marta Flanagan will preach to this theme selected by the highest bidder of the auction sermon. New members will be officially welcomed into First Parish.


The Shortest Day
Sunday, December 21 ♦ Worship at 10:00 am
Worship for All Ages which will include the lighting of a menorah and the decorating of a tree.


Candlelight Ceremony for Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24 ♦ 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
The two services feature all the same elements but for a few differences in musical selections.


Poetry Service
Sunday, December 28 ♦ Worship at 10:00 am
You are invited to bring a favorite poem to share which provides wisdom and perspective at the ending of the old year and the beginning of the new.


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