The Alliance is the women’s organization in our church, with a mission to support the women in our congregation, and through that support to advance the interests and efforts of our entire church. Formal membership in The Alliance is open only to women, but Alliance activities are inclusive across gender and age: men attend meetings as guests and as speakers, and The Alliance is supportive of, and supported by, the youth and children of First Parish. The Alliance hosts several programs each year from October to May. Most programs are held on Friday evenings. For more information, contact

Click here for the list of Alliance Board Officers and more information about our charitable 3-year Giving Plan.

Alliance Programs & Gatherings 2021-2022

The Alliance Morrissey Banner

Our banner was commissioned with a legacy of an Alliance member, Gladys Morrissey, and crafted by Alliance member and fabric artist, Nancy Crasco.

Save the dates!


Three artists from the First Parish community share images of their artwork and talk about their backgrounds, creative processes, and how they have balanced art-making with competing roles and responsibilities. What is informing their work today? Audience response and questions are welcome. The participating artists are Patty Crotty (Patricia Crotty), Erica Licea-Kane (Erica Licea-Kane), and Suzanne McLeod (Suzanne McLeod).

Friday, October 1, 7:30-9:00pm

Program: Meredith Goldstein – Love Letters Columnist and Features Writer – The Boston Globe
Friday, November 5, 7:30-9:00PM

Bowl of chowder

Annual Chowder supper and program
Friday, January 7, 7:00-9:00PM

Program: Narayan Helen Liebenson of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
Friday, February 18, 7:30-9:00PM

Program: Menstruation Taboo
Friday, March 11, 7:30-9:00PM

Annual Alliance sunday service Speaker: Claire O’Neill of Earthwise Aware
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 10:00am

ALLIANCE Annual meeting and Program: Michaela Kirby and the Survivor Quilt Project
Friday, may 6, 7:30-9:00PM

The Alliance will hold its Annual Meeting to review the Board officers for the coming year and vote on the budget for the coming year. A program will follow the meeting.