Christmas Eve Services
Friday, December 24th at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Each service has limited attendance due to Covid precautions. Please use the button below to sign up.
Worship is in our sanctuary, with all of the doors open. Please dress warmly.
Or please join our services online!
Please join us for our Easter Sunday Worship Service!
Sunday morning at 11:00 am
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.
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.
We acknowledge the Massachusett and Pawtucket people as the custodians of the traditional lands we worship on at First Parish. We recognize that their sovereignty was never ceded. We practice land acknowledgement because in this country, treaties continue to be broken, land continues to be taken, and the extractive relationship to the land continues.
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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.
Building Community and Deepening Relationships matter here!
The Beyond our Sunday Service: Opportunities to Learn, Grow, and Thrive in Community at First Parish document describes two dozen opportunities here to try something new or pursue longtime interests and passions—all while learning, growing, enjoying ever deepening relationships with others. Some describe boards and committees responsible for First Parish governance, operations, and programs. These, too, offer intentional opportunities to learn, grow, and enjoy—in community! Check them out!
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.