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Second Minister Search Committee Update

The Second Minister Search Committee met this week on Tuesday, October 22. Among the highlights: *2020-21 stewardship campaign: We met with members of this year’s stewardship committee to talk about the importance of meeting our fundraising goal if we’re going to keep the second-minister search on track.  This year’s campaign will likely include home visits.... Read more »

Committee on Ministry: We’re Ready to Listen

As our congregation continues to grow, the idea of a shared ministry becomes more and more important. We, the members of the Committee on Ministry (COM), hope to facilitate this by keeping the minister advised of concerns and successes within the congregation, as well as by helping the members understand how the minister must set... Read more »

First Parish Starts Composting

First Parish will start diverting compostable waste beginning Sunday October 20th. Look for the new Green Bins with labels that describe what to put in the green containers. Composting is an important step to help with climate change. You can learn more by reading the article in the Spire about how and why to compost.... Read more »

Beyond Categorical Thinking in Finding a Second Minister

We are looking for second minister to assist and enrich the life and work of First Parish. The Unitarian Universalist Association recommends that the program, “Beyond Categorical Thinking,” be part of every minister search process. It’s about not overlooking or even letting biases keep us from knowing that a particular minister would be the best... Read more »

Survey Results Huge Success!

Thanks to YOU the Survey Results are a Huge Success! The Second Minister Search Committee is so grateful for your efforts to complete the congregational survey.  We received over 320 responses, WOW!!!   This represents a very high response rate and provides the committee, minister, staff, and leadership with helpful information regarding life at FIrst Parish. ... Read more »

Child Dedication

Child Dedication Service Sunday, December 8 ♦ during the service * Registration deadline: Monday, November 11 * Required informational meeting on Thursday, November 21 5pm-6:30pm First Parish periodically holds Child Dedication Ceremonies, which occur during Sunday worship. In this ceremony, parents and the congregation commit themselves to the care of individual children. It is the... Read more »

Child Dedication Info Meeting

Child Dedication Service Sunday, December 8 ♦ during the service * Registration deadline: Monday, November 11 * Required informational meeting on Thursday, November 21 5pm-6:30pm First Parish periodically holds Child Dedication Ceremonies, which occur during Sunday worship. In this ceremony, parents and the congregation commit themselves to the care of individual children. It is the... Read more »

Sign Up to Bring Sunday Flowers

Follow this link to use our flowers signup form The flowers that grace our Sanctuary on Sunday mornings are donated by parishioners, often with a special dedication that is printed in the order of service. The Flower Coordinator can assist in ordering an arrangement from our florist, or you may provide one. You can find... Read more »

Giving First for October

The ArCS Cluster mobilizes local volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of refugees in Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville and nearby communities. We provide practical help, emotional support and financial assistance to individuals and families throughout their journey to establish themselves in a new community.