Acknowledging This Land, Saving Mother Earth

Vestry First Parish

Special IJWG listening session prior to STAR film, The Letter: Laudato Si. Please join the Indigenous Justice Working Group to hear our draft Land Acknowledgment and ways to support Indigenous people, whose caring for the earth protects biodiversity for us all! The voice of Indigenous people is prominently represented in the powerful film, The Letter, […]

Movie screening: “Join or Die”

Vestry First Parish

“Join or Die” Saturday, March 9th Doors open at 6:30 pm. Film starts at 7:00 pm, in the First Parish Vestry. $5.00 suggested donation. This documentary is about how being in community can save you, us, and the US -- based on Robert Putnam's "Bowling Alone." Trailer: Please register in advance here

Task Force for the Middle East – food & discussion

Vestry First Parish

Save the date -- Friday, March 22, 6pm Based on concern and energy within the congregation, a new working group has formed under the umbrella of our Social Justice Committee. The Task Force for the Middle East is currently made up of about six people. As our first program we’re hosting an evening where we […]

Reckoning & Repair – Taking the Next Steps

Sanctuary First Parish

Reparations: We need your voice! Join us for the ongoing dialogue regarding the exploration of our congregational history, the ties of the congregation's founders to slavery in those days, and the continuing conversation about reparations. This program will has been held monthly on multiple Sundays; April 7 is the next one. Simple refreshments will be […]

Our Shared Past: The Life and World of The Saunkskwa of The Massachusett

Parlor First Parish

Doreen Stevens (local historian, former Director, Arlington Historical Society) will give presentation on the history of The Massachusett and Arlington's connection to Indigenous People. Please join us at noon in the Parlor after the service & coffee hour.