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How to Publish

Got something important to say? How can you be heard through the swirl of events and activities at First Parish? There are several ways: Publish an Event or piece of News Online, in the eBulletin or in the Sunday Teaser by filling out the form on our new web site at Email with... 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 »

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 »

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.

Letter no.4 from the Second Minister Search Committee

This is the fourth in a series of brief reports on the work of the Second Minister Search Committee (SMSC). Check the E-bulletin and the Spire for regular updates as the search process unfolds.   The committee spent much of the summer finalizing plans for the Congregational Survey, which went out earlier this month. We’re... Read more »

Blood Drive

Saturday, February 1st, 2019, 9a-2p, please join us as a blood donor or as a volunteer! Please contact the Red Cross for a donation appointment in advance via the ARC Blood Donor app, at, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or show up on the day for the next available opening in the schedule. Thank you!... Read more »

Second Minister Search Congregational Survey

Please click here to take the online version of the survey. This is your chance to be heard and influence the second minister search process. Please complete the survey no later than Tuesday, October 1. Read more on the Survey Landing Page.

Letter From the Second Minister Search Committee

September 4, 2019   This is the third in a series of reports on the work of the Second Minister Search Committee (SMSC). Check the E-Bulletin and the Spire for regular updates as the search process unfolds. Ingathering Sunday is upon us! Those of you who’ve been following our progress over the summer know that... Read more »