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Racial Justice Awareness

When What Intended Audience Where Dec. 6 thru Dec. 22 Tickets from $35 Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity The National Center of Afro-American Artists is pleased to present its 49th season of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity, a gospel telling of the Christmas story.  You will be swept away by the cast of more than fifty joy-filled... Read more »

Donate an Unwrapped Gift

Holiday Help 2019 As in the past, we will be helping two Arlington families at Christmas, (total 5 children) by purchasing gifts for their children. See the table at coffee hour Sunday December 1, December 8, or December 15 to sign up.  Gifts should be brought UNWRAPPED  and delivered to Church no later than December... Read more »

Arlington Eats

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 Eats Food Pantry is... Read more »

First Parish Racial Justice Library

Racial Justice Library News The Racial Justice Library, located by the stairs to the Tobey Lounge, welcomes you any time. During coffee hour, you’ll find some selections from the collection in the vestry. Here are some intriguing reads you’ll find in the library cart this week:     Short stories and a memoir by Native... Read more »

First Parish Helps Raise $10K for Haiti

First Parish partnered with the Vassar Haiti Project to hold a Haitian Art Sale the weekend of November 1st.  The local community enjoyed the vibrant colors and music of Haiti, and over 250 people purchased art.  As a result of this very successful sale, $10,000 was sent to Haiti for education, healthcare and women’s initiatives.

Forty People Attended “Tales from the Border”

Jim McCauley’s talk about his experiences working with refugees at the Arizona/Mexico border drew a crowd of over 40 people.  The Social Justice- sponsored event was held in the Bailey Room after services on October 27th. Attendees learned about the plight of people fleeing gang violence in Central America, how they are treated by border patrol... Read more »

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!

Benefit Concert for the Arlington Food Pantry/Arlington EATS

Treat your ears & do some good! Social Justice Benefit Concert for the Arlington Food Pantry/Arlington EATS — Sunday December 8th @ 7pm–Featuring the Songs & Stories of Windborne– “Stunningly powerful vocal harmony”– Brian O’Donovan, NPR “Some of the finest singers of protest and folk music that I have ever heard”– SingOut! Radio Magazine First Parish UU... Read more »

Holiday Cards for CLF Incarcerated Members

The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), an online and by mail UU congregation, has thousands of members world-wide, including over 1,070 members currently incarcerated in the US. In December, CLF will be personally addressing 1,070+ holiday cards and mailing them to our UU incarcerated members. The hope is that three cards will be sent... Read more »

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 »