Welcome to First Parish in Wayland

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!

This Sunday

Services at First Parish

10:00 a.m.

See our COVID policies and Service attendance info HERE.

Dare to Think Smaller

November 27, 2022

Alyssa Lee, Ministerial Intern

What would happen if we stopped worrying about other people’s expectations for our lives or what we think we are supposed to do, but instead, dug deep into the authentic life that is just right for us?

We are open for in-person services and also offer online access. Click here for more information about our services.

Past services are available online and on YouTube.

What’s New at First Parish

Our November Theme: Judaism

Our November Theme: Judaism

As we continue our year of “Exploring Difference,” our focus in November is on Judaism, an ancient monotheistic religion rooted in the land known as Israel. In her book, “Here All Along,” author Sarah Hurwitz describes Judaism not simply as a religion but as a “story...

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Community Thanksgiving Service

Community Thanksgiving Service

Join us on Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. for a service sponsored by the Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association. This annual tradition seeks to bring together our diverse faith communities in a service of shared gratitude. This year, First Parish in Wayland will host in our...

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Holiday Kids’ Shop and Pop-Up Sale!

Holiday Kids’ Shop and Pop-Up Sale!

First Parish in Wayland will host a Holiday Pop-Up Sale on Nov. 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Do you remember how exciting it was as a child to give your parents a gift for the holidays? Something you had picked out yourself? Our kids’ room will give children an opportunity to...

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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.

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.