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.

Coming Home

April 21, 2024

Rev. Eric Cherry

Unitarian Universalism embraces the importance of exploration.  We believe it is a great benefit to depart from the familiar and experience the breadth and beauty of diverse spiritual landscapes. But, the related experience of returning from exploration and knowing that you are back home is powerful beyond words.  This morning, with lessons from Passover in mind, we lift up the joy of ‘Coming Home’.

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

Past services are available online and on YouTube.

See our Covid policies and Service attendance info HERE.


Save the Date! First Parish Yard Sale – June 1

Vivaldi’s Gloria, Music Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m.

Vivaldi’s Gloria, Music Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m.

Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of the most beautiful of the Baroque era’s choral masterpieces, and First Parish’s music program will present it on Music Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m. The musicians will use the score that audiences in early 1700s Venice would have heard. First...

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Pop-Up Craft (for a cause) Night

Pop-Up Craft (for a cause) Night

On Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m., join together at First Parish in Wayland for a Pop-UP Craft Night: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Same-Sex Marriage. In this event, sponsored by Weston Pride, come make beautifully decorated Anniversary Pride cards....

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Common Ground, April 18, 7 p.m. in Weston

Common Ground, April 18, 7 p.m. in Weston

On April 18 at 7 p.m., First Parish Church in Weston is hosting a free screening of the documentary film, "Common Ground," which is getting rave reviews around the country. It’s a film about ways to stabilize the climate by restoring our soils. The film won the...

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Earth Day 2024 – Planet vs. Plastics

Earth Day 2024 – Planet vs. Plastics

For this year’s Earth Day (April 22), earthday.org is committing to “end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60% reduction in the production of ALL plastics by 2040.” This year’s program aims to raise awareness of the health issues posed...

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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.