A Welcoming UU Congregation

Introducing our Ministerial Candidate: Lisa Perry-Wood!

The Ministerial Search Committee is thrilled to share our news with you. Lisa, in so many ways, was our clear first choice and we can't wait to introduce her to the whole community in person!

Read more about LisaView Full Candidating Week Schedule

Rev. Rebecca is headed for Newburyport!

"Dear friends,

"It is with great joy that I share the news that I have been invited by the First Religious Society of Newburyport (FRS) to be the candidate for their next settled minister. I am thrilled, beyond words, and so very excited for the future...."

Read Rev. Rebecca's full letter


We give ourselves one unto another, covenanting to walk together as a congregation,
promising faithfully to watch over one another, and to delight for love to abide in our midst.

~ 1717 Covenant (adapted)

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 Statement:

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.

~ Adopted May 2015

April Ministry Theme - Hope

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls
to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

~ Maya Angelou

Please Say “Cheese”
Make sure you get into the new
First Parish Photo Directory

Now’s your chance! First Parish is putting together its first Photo Directory in 10 years – and we NEED YOU!

We’ve contracted with Lifetouch, a well-regarded company in the business of producing photo directories for schools and churches all over the country, to set up shop in late April at First Parish to take pictures of EVERY First Parish member and friend FOR FREE.

You and your family will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 photograph and a free FPB Photo Directory for participating. You will have the opportunity to purchase additional photographs for yourself, family and friends. And First Parish will have a new on-line and hard copy photo directory FOR FREE just in time for our new minister’s arrival!

We’re scheduling four appointments each hour on these days in late April:

  • Thursday, April 26th, 1:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Friday, April 27th, 1:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 28th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Allow for up to an hour to be photographed, view your images and purchase photographs.

Sign up for an appointment

Worship Services

Services are held Sundays at 11:00 am from September through June. Summer services begin at 10 a.m. in Lyon Chapel. Other celebrations are held at various times throughout the year.

Worship Schedule


Are you considering a visit to First Parish in Brookline? We’d like to make your first visit to First Parish as easy as possible. Find answers to your questions here.

Visitors Page

Religious Exploration

Faith Formation at First Parish in Brookline is embraced by the community as a place of connection and growth at every age. Sunday school is at 11:15 on most Sundays.

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