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ArCS Potluck and Panel Discussion

On Friday, November 1 ArCS Cluster is going to take an evening to hear some of the stories of hosting 30 guests over the past two years. We’ll start with a potluck at 6:30 (sign up using the button below if you’d like to come to the potluck), followed by a panel discussion at 7:30... Read more »

Arlington Community Meeting for Safety

Do you feel safe and welcome in Arlington? Community Meeting on Sunday, November 17, 3- 5 pm at First Parish, 630 Mass Ave in Arlington   Español abajo.   Do you have a personal story about gender discrimination, homophobia, racism or discrimination based upon their sexual identity, disability or substance addictions?   Given the recent writings... Read more »

Arlington Food Pantry

Every day, thousands of people in Massachusetts suffer from hunger because they cannot afford adequate food. The Commonwealth has one of the widest income gaps of any state in the country, and those on the low-income side of this gap are experiencing food insecurity at unprecedented levels. In 2017, the Arlington Food Pantry is projected... 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 »

First Parish Racial Justice Library

Racial Justice Library News The Racial Justice Library welcomes you any time, but especially at coffee hour. The complete library exists by the stairs going to the Tobey Lounge. We also have a library cart that comes out to mingle every Sunday at coffee hour. We have almost 200 books, which are available for checkout... 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.

Racial Justice Awareness

When What Intended Audience Where October 5 9:00am-12:30pm. Free, registration required Steps Toward Decentering Whiteness UU congregational leaders, committee chairs, etc. Winchester Unitarian Society, 148 Main Street, Winchester, MA Four Sunday afternoons 3 – 4:45 starting October 2019 free Unpacking White Fragility Anyone at FP interested in engaging in reflective dialogues about race, based on the book White Fragility by... Read more »

Singing Towards Justice! Community Sing

Singing Towards Justice! Community Sing Friday, October.25, 7-8:30pm, vestry Ken Seitz, pianist In our first Community Sing this season, we will review up half of the 40+ songs from our new Singing for Justice! Songbook. Songs include music by diverse, contemporary and female composers, focusing on racial and social justice, civil rights, and supporting each other through... Read more »

Social Justice Border Talk

On Sunday, October 27 at noon, Jim McCauley of the Riverside Trauma Center will talk about his experience working with humanitarian agencies on the Arizona/Mexico border in July. Bailey Room.

Haitian Art Sale

The Vassar Haiti Project will partner with the Social Justice Committee at First Parish for a Haitian Art Sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1st and 2nd. The sale features over 100 pieces of original Haitian art and handcrafts. Affordable prices for unique crafts start at $5 and paintings at $50 and will make the... Read more »