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
The Social Justice Committee and Common Cause are co-sponsoring a showing of "Pay2Play," a documentary about the corrosive influence of big money on our political process. Pam Wilmot, Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts, will lead a discussion following the showing.
Friday, April 10 ♦ 7:30 pm in the Vestry (dessert at 7:00 pm, bring a favorite to share if you like) ♦ part of the End of Life Issues series
How do you want to be remembered? We are presenting a program led by our minister and kicked off by a panel of First Parishioners who have had a hand in planning memorial services. We'll talk about as many things memorial service as time allows! Questions? Email alliance @ firstparish.info
Now is the time to make your annual pledge. We need to know the amount so that we can prepare a budget for the coming year. Please consider increasing the amount from last year to allow First Parish to expand involvement in social justice work and improve operations. Happily, we offer three easy ways for you to make your pledge -- click here for more information!