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Welcome! First Parish in Brookline is a caring community of people who strive to create a more loving and just world. 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 draws from many faith traditions and is collaboratively created by First Parish staff and lay leaders. We are united by a life-giving, liberatory theology, as well as a belief that the human spirit needs tending. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are welcome here.

At First Parish, we invite your openness to transformation of the heart, mind, and spirit. Sunday morning worship varies widely from week to week, drawing from sources as diverse as poetry, science, scriptures, and personal experience. from our living tradition and Buddhist, Earth-Centered, Humanist, Jewish, and Liberal Christian faith traditions. Music in all its forms is absolutely central to our worship.

No matter the season or belief, our worship is open to all spiritual seekers and willing participants in our community. Our goal is to create meaningful worship that challenges, affirms, and enlightens those who gather here. Sermons explore a wide variety of spiritual topics and are inspiringly human. Services invite congregational participation, and always there is time and space for meditation and reflection.

Worship Schedule

Sunday Service @ Lyon Chapel and on Facebook Live
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Leader: Mel Shenstone, Ministerial Intern at First Religious Society in Carlisle
Vespers @ Zoom
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vespers continues to meet on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm. Please be in a quiet space, with a candle lit and a few other candles/tea lights at the ready. We will share readings, and all are invited to bring readings if they would like.

Please contact Anne Copeland with questions and for the Zoom link.

Sunday Service @ Lyon Chapel and on Facebook Live
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Leader: Rev. Cindy Davidson, Executive Director of Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light

Sunday Service: Waffle Church @ Lyon Chapel and on Facebook Live
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A celebration of spirituality, community and breakfast! Led by Rev. Lisa and Hosted by Susan Larrabee.

No Sunday Service
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am