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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 January

Communities across the country are grappling with how to make amends for slavery and decades of violence against the African American community. The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) at Northeastern University School of Law is building an archive documenting the racialized murders of African Americans during the period of 1930-1970 in the Jim... Read more »

Holiday Office Hours

The First Parish office schedule for December 30, 2019 through January 3, 2020 Monday 12/30 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday 12/31 10 am – 4 pm Wednesday 1/1 CLOSED Thursday 1/2 10 am – 4 pm Friday 1/3 10 am – 4 pm  

Giving First for December

The Arlington Youth Counseling Center (AYCC) is the leading provider of outpatient and school-based child and adolescent mental health services in Arlington, and is one of the only providers in the area that accepts public health insurance. AYCC is deeply committed to ensuring that all community youth and families have access to necessary mental health... Read more »

Giving First 2020

The Social Justice Committee is now accepting nominations for the Giving First Program for 2020. The deadline for submissions is December 31st, 2019. The Giving First program donates 50% of the non-pledge Sunday collection plate to a charitable organization. For more information, see the Giving First page under Social Justice.

Successful Blood Drive

Wednesday’s blood drive was a big success. We received the gifts of 44 units, 25% over the maximum expected and staffed in anticipation of. New volunteers helped tremendously. Our next drive is Saturday, December 7th. Sign up to donate or volunteer today! Thank you!

Harvest Moon Fair: Tuck Box

Have you tucked a gift away? Well, the Tuck Table would love to sell that item at this year’s Harvest Moon Fair on November 23rd. The Tuck Table only sells brand new items. The original box is not needed. Please drop off your Tuck items to the church beginning November 17th- clearly labeled “Tuck.”

Giving First for November

Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health – MassCOSH (pronounced like gosh, or Oshkosh) Two workers died in a trench in the street that suddenly filled with water and debris in Boston’s South End in 2016.  The private company responsible was a known repeat offender of workplace safety rules.  Each year hundreds of immigrant and... Read more »

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 »