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.
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Services at First Parish
February 5, 2023
Rev. Dr. Stephanie May with Kotatsu John Bailes Roshi
With ancient roots, Buddhist thought now has global spread. Zen Buddhist master teacher, Kotatsu John Bailes Roshi, joins us to share his knowledge and experience of Buddhism. Following the short service, join us for RE for All.
What’s New at First Parish
“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.” The Buddha (from the Udana) The Buddha, originally named Siddhartha Gautama, was born in what is now modern-day Nepal, and it is...
It’s cold outside! From Feb. 6-10, First Parish in Wayland will serve as a collection point for clean, new or like-new blankets to benefit Welcome Home, an award-winning organization. We are collecting full, queen or king blankets. You can drop off your blankets at...
On Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m., author Lydia Moland will talk about Lydia Maria Child, one of Wayland’s most renowned citizens and a courageous abolitionist who lived on Old Sudbury Road in the mid-19th century. The discussion will be available in person in the Sanctuary at...
Something Happened In Our Town by Marianne Celano PhD (Author), Marietta Collins PhD (Author), Ann Hazzard PhD (Author), Jennifer Zivoin (Illustrator) “Follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their...
Rooted in India, Hinduism is often called the oldest living religious tradition – or, perhaps, more accurately – traditions, in the plural. Dating back to the Vedic religion of Iron Age India, the threads of different philosophies and devotional expression have...
On Sunday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m., we will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we remember him, we will honor the life and legacy of artist Winfred Rembert. Born in the Jim Crow South, Rembert endured imprisonment in multiple forms. Released in...
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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.