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First Parish in Brookline is a caring community and sanctuary for diversity. A Welcoming Congregation in the Unitarian Universalist Association, we seek to make a place for all ages to experience and celebrate community, to teach and learn from each other in an environment guided by respect and love, and to actively work for social justice. Worship is deeply theological, musically inspired and intellectually challenging. We are united not by creed but by a belief that the human spirit needs tending and the struggle to live a moral and ethical life is transformative and essential. You’ll feel welcome here.

Our Mission: Called by Love, Sustained By Community, Committed to Justice

Upcoming Events

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11:00 am Sunday Service: Building the Bel... @ Facebook Live
Sunday Service: Building the Bel... @ Facebook Live
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The congregations of First Parish in Brookline and First Church in Jamaica Plain will come together, virtually, for shared worship, followed by a joint social…
12:30 pm First Parish Male Identified Group @ Zoom
First Parish Male Identified Group @ Zoom
Feb 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The First Parish Male Identified Group meets every other Sunday from 12:30 – 2:00pm on Zoom. This First Parish group is for all identifying as…
7:00 pm Parish Board Meeting @ Zoom
Parish Board Meeting @ Zoom
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Until further notice, all meetings are conducted remotely through Zoom to help ensure safety. Parish Board meetings are open to church members – please join…
5:15 pm Meditation Group @ Zoom
Meditation Group @ Zoom
Mar 4 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Our weekly meditation group meets from 5:15-6:30pm each week. The meditation group is a welcoming sangha/community, open to all, on a drop-in basis. Please join us for…
11:00 am Sunday Service: @ Facebook Live
Sunday Service: @ Facebook Live
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Description will be added soon closer to the date. Please check back on Sunday morning for the Order of Service. The service will broadcast on…

Worship and Music

Our in-person gatherings are suspended for now, but you may join us online on Sundays at 11:00 am.

Religious Exploration

Faith Formation at First Parish in Brookline is a place of connection and growth at every age. The goals of programs for youth and adults are to help each person develop a respect for her or his own self worth, concern for others, an enjoyment and appreciation of worship, reverence for the sacred and all life, rich and meaningful spiritual life, and an enduring connection with Unitarian Universalism.


Our Mission: Called by Love, Sustained by Community, Committed to Justice

We strive to be a welcoming, diverse and loving congregation that nurtures spiritual growth for individuals and families, celebrates multicultural community, and works together to demand social justice, dismantle racism, and care for our living earth.

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Social Justice

At First Parish, social action is where we harness our  energy-for-transformation.  We acknowledge that our physical church sits on indigenous people’s land. That we must advocate fiercely for those most affected by systemic racism, gender bias and other forms of oppression. That we must lift up and speak out for the poor and the planet. This is our calling.