Excitement, Warmth, and Commitment
First Parish is a buoyant, vibrant community of more than 400 members and a youth group of more than 30 youth. We are straight and LBTGQ. We are single.. We are coupled. We are parents and little ones. Whoever you are, you are welcome!
We love music and have a 40-member choir and many musicians to show for it. We care about living green and responsibly and reaching across race and class.
In the center of Arlington, we have been around since the founding of the town. We have worshipped in five buildings on this site, today’s built after a fire in 1975. Through the generations we have stood for progressive reform. Click here to read about our long, rich history.
We are a religious people who grapple with what it is to live and die, and make wise and good choices in our days. We know that living spiritually and intentionally makes for a fuller life and a better world.
Highlights and Upcoming Events
For Adam Jones and everyone else who has been subjected to bigotry, here or elsewhere.
For Alton Sterling, Jordan Edwards, Walter Scott, and so many more people who have died violently.
For the 63 percent of black children who live in low-income families that have difficulties covering basic expenses.
Because of the continuing injustice and violence disproportionately faced by people of color, we affirm that Black Lives Matter.
Blood Drive Saturday, December 2
8 am - 2 pm
Donors are needed for our upcoming American Red Cross (ARC) blood drive. Contact John Hodges to sign up. Volunteers to help with set up and other tasks are also needed.
Please visit the E-Bulletin to learn about all
that is happening at First Parish!