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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
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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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.


At First Parish you will find a warm and welcoming community of people who connect with each other in many different ways. Join the Meditation Group, Book Club, or the choir. Go on a service trip to Guatemala. Celebrate milestones. Dance. Have fun. There are many ways to be here.

Meeting at First Parish in Brookline
Streamers floating in santuary

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.