Members of First Parish participate in a March for Our Lives rally against gun violence

As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, First Parish Church maintains a covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; and
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

How We Put Our Faith into Action

Our commitment to social justice manifests itself in many ways, including:

  • Active engagement on issues of justice that matter to our local and national communities. Some of our priorities include:
    • Confronting racism and affirming that Black Lives Matter;
    • Supporting efforts for criminal justice reform and challenging mass incarceration;
    • Supporting transgender inclusion and equality in our community and across Massachusetts;
    • Fighting for economic justice, including fair wages and affordable housing; and
    • Supporting work for immigrant rights.
  • Providing shelter and meals to families experiencing homelessness through the Family Promise North Shore Boston program.
  • Providing weekly meals to community members in need through our Monday and Tuesday night suppers program.
  • Empowering impoverished families in El Salvador with health care, training, education, and credit through the Asaprosar program.
  • Regular drives to support Beverly Bootstraps by collecting food, clothing, and other necessities for those in need.
  • Supporting the annual Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) Walk, in support of free services to victims of domestic abuse on the North Shore.
  • Marching in the annual North Shore Pride parade in support and celebration of LGBTQ community and equality.