Boston Childrens Choir

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

First Parish welcomes a variety of community partnerships, 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The American Legion, Annual Four Chaplains Service

Boston Children’s Chorus

Bowdoin Geneva Alliance

Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets

Bowdoin Geneva Residents Association (BGRA)

Catholic Charities’ Teen Center at St. Peter’s

Dien Hong Foundation

Dorchester Arts Collaborative

Dorchester Civic Forum

Dorchester Community Food Coop

Dorchester Historical Society

Dorchester People for Peace


DotHouse Health

Fair Foods, Inc.

Eastern Service Workers Association (ESWA)

Fields Corner Main Street

Greater Bowdoin Geneva Neighborhood Association (GBGNA)

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

Mather Elementary School

Meetinghouse Hill Civic Association

New England Peace Pagoda

Pilgrim Trinitarian Congregational Church

St. Peter’s Church

Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM)

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID)

Cape Verdean Community Uniting Neighbors in Developing Ourselves (CVC UNIDO)