Excitement, Warmth, and Commitment
First Parish is a buoyant, vibrant community of nearly 400 members and a youth group of more than 70 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.
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
Wednesday, May 29 ♦ 7:00 pm in the Vestry
Please join the Diversity/Inclusion Group and Interweave for a special showing of the film “Little House in the Big House.” Under the auspices of the non-profit organization Vermont Works for Women, women in a prison learn trade skills as they build a home inside a prison which can later be used by a low income family. Church member Laurie (Duck) Caldwell is one of the instructors and she will be present to share her experience. Created by Sisters Unite, the film is the winner of Best Documentary in the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival. There will also be information about Black and Pink, an organization supporting LGBTQ prisoners and working to abolish the prison industrial system. Childcare will be provided.