Excitement, Warmth, and Commitment
First Parish is a buoyant, vibrant community of more than 400 members and a youth group of more than 80 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
Please visit the E-Bulletin to learn about all
that is happening at First Parish!
First Parish Arlington Stands with Muslims, Refugees, Immigrants
Unitarian Universalists affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We therefore stand against any effort to exclude, stigmatize, or ban any group of people.
Hundreds of people recently came to a candlelight vigil on our lawn to protest the executive order banning refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. Read more at Wicked Local Arlington.
Please visit www.firstparish.info/pledge to make your 2016-2017 pledge!
The theme for this year's campaign is "Now More than Ever": now more than ever we can make generous contributions to the Stewardship Campaign to provide fair salaries for our staff members, contribute to the Capital Campaign for the upkeep of our building, and fund our efforts for turning outward.
Click here for more information about the Stewardship Campaign, such as how First Parish uses the money and recommended giving levels, and to download a PDF of the 2017-2018 Stewardship Brochure. You can also email stewardship @ firstparish.info with questions.
March 26 ♦ 11:45 am to 1:00 pm in the Parlor
We're organizing a series of Potlucks at First Parish to give people an opportunity to get to know each other in a relaxed setting. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a dish to share (anything is fine -- it's truly "pot luck"). Our next potluck is March 26 (please note that the previously announced January 29 date has been cancelled). All potlucks will be held from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm in the Parlor after Sunday Service. Drop-ins welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Trilling and Julius Pereli at potlucks @ firstparish.info.