We are a Unitarian Universalist congregation with open hearts and open doors.
We seek to deepen our spiritual and human connections.
We build community and join together to make a positive difference in the world.
Please join us!
Sunday Services, 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to First Parish in Wayland

Curious About First Parish?

Visiting is the best way to get to know us. But you can also learn more here.

Not Your Parents' Sunday School.

Our Spiritual and Ethical Exploration program is for all ages. Learn more here.

Want to Change the World?

So do we. Our Social Action programs offer lots of ways to make a difference.

What’s New at First Parish

This Sunday

Race and Religion in the U.S.
December 11, 2016
10 a.m.
The Rev. Dr. Stephanie May

In a nation with deep racial divides, how do we work together to interrupt injustice and move towards a society in which all lives truly matter?
(Prior sermons available online and on iTunes.)

Upcoming Events

Sun 11

Nominating Committee Meeting

December 11 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Sun 11

Mindfulness Meditation & Chat

December 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Sun 11

Stokey Library Reserved

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sun 11

Theology on Tap

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join in a community show of support for the Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland. Sunday, December 11 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 126 Boston Post Road Click HERE for more information. Please carpool! Parking is available at Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post...

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Supporting our Islamic Neighbors

The Islamic Center in Wayland received a hate letter this morning, Friday, Dec. 2. Those who would like to express love as an antidote are invited to meet at First Parish at 3:45pm today. We will carpool to the Islamic Center to hold signs reading “I love my...

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Here We Come A-Caroling……

On Sunday, Dec. 4 beginning at 4:30pm, join us on the steps of the Meetinghouse to sing some of your favorite holiday carols and songs as part of Wayland’s Community Holiday Open House. Accompanied by the Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band, we’ll warble away...

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Kids Science and Engineering Day

On Saturday, November 19 from 2:00 to 3:00pm, join us for this fun and educational experience for kids of all ages, led by real scientists! Try your hand at engineering or archeology. What will you discover? The event is free to the public and everyone is welcome. For...

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Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland Join us on for this special service that invites us to give thanks alongside our Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Baha’i neighbors.  Sam Teitel will be representing First Parish in...

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An Invitation to Gather

On this post-election day, the Meetinghouse Sanctuary will be open 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for those who wish a space of stillness. At 7:00 p.m., Rev. Stephanie May will join those who wish to gather for a time of reflection, song, and stillness in the Vestry...

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Our Vision

To be a vibrant, multi-generational community and a sanctuary for diverse beliefs and passions, joyfully offering our hearts and hands to foster a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world.

Our Mission

To Build Community by forging caring connections and supporting one another through the joys, sorrows and mysteries of life.
To Search for Meaning by creating opportunities for all ages to explore values and principles that orient and guide us through life.
To Deepen Our Spirituality by gathering to share words and music, by nurturing private moments of reflection, and by cultivating reverence.
To Make a Better World by engaging in compassionate service and promoting social justice.


We are a Unitarian Universalist congregation that affirms human dignity, community action, freedom of religious thought, and the power of love.

Our History

Since 1640, First Parish has been a warm and welcoming spiritual home. We draw inspiration from our long history rooted in liberal religious ideas.

Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalism takes inspiration from the world’s great religions, the natural world, and the human experience. We affirm our values in seven UU Principles.