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!
Our Black Lives Matter banner honors the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his dream that "one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [and women] are created equal.’” We thus affirm our commitment to our country’s ideals — never yet fully realized — of liberty and justice for all. No exceptions.
Jan. 29 and March 26 ♦ 11:45 am to 1:00 pm in the Parlor
We're organizing a series of Potlucks at First Parish to give people an opportunity to get to know each other in a relaxed setting. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share (anything is fine -- it's truly "pot luck"). We have two potlucks planned in the near future: January 29 and March 26 (please note that the previously announced March 12 date has been changed to March 26). All potlucks will be held from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm in the Parlor after Sunday Service. Drop-ins welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Trilling and Julius Pereli at potlucks @ firstparish.info.