First Parish welcomes a variety of community partnersships, as we strive to be a welcoming, nurturing, mutigenerational community where people can enrich their spirituality, cultivate relationships, and promote service to others. The Meetinghouse is frequently the location of fundraisers and local support initiatives, which allow low-resourced groups to continue their activities. The openness bridges gaps between diverse economic, racial, and linguistic communities. Other partnerships are more direct and collaborative, with our own parishioners taking lead roles in civic engagement, community service, or social justice projects.
Bowdoin Geneva Alliance
Dien Hong Foundation
"After two years of being displaced, we were very happy to be introduced to First Parish, who opened their doors to us. Currently, two of our choirs made up of 76 students attend rehearsals at First Parish each week. The church works toward staying relevant and active in a community that has experienced much change in the last few decades. The Boston Children's Chorus loves being a part of the First Parish community..."
--Ben Hires, Director of Programs, Boston Children's Chorus, February 2013