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.

The Practice of Solidarity: An Invitation to Be Fully Human

February 25, 2024

Claire-Karl B.W. Müller – UUMass Action


UU Mass Action is a Massachusetts based non-profit to engage UUs in action for state-level justice. Claire-Karl will speak to their mission of solidarity, and what it means to show up as an ally, specifically in their campaigns for Indigenous Justice, Immigrant Justice, Climate and Environmental Justice and Ending Solitary Confinement.

Claire-Karl is a force of nature. They are a 5th generation germanic settler to Eastern Massachusetts and identify as a white, middle-class, non-binary, small-fat, queer organizer. Their values are curiosity, compassion, truth and people power. They feel called to work with other white middle class folks on racial, economic and climate justice and joined the team at UU Mass Action in 2020.
They have organized at the local, state and federal level on climate and environmental justice since 2007, winning victories to stop pipelines, transition coal fired power plants to solar, and build community. Claire-Karl is coordinator of the statewide climate justice coalition Mass Power Forward, which they co-founded in 2015, as well as the UU Mass Action staff lead for Indigenous Solidarity.


We are open for in-person services and also offer online access.
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Past services are available online and on YouTube.

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Events

Classical Concert, Sunday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m.

Classical Concert, Sunday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m.

Musicians from the Chamber Orchestra of Boston will perform in the First Parish Sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. The group will present music by Edvard Grieg---plus a few popular surprises. Since 2001, The Chamber Orchestra of Boston has thrilled audiences and...

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Berklee Jazz Concert Jan. 28, 3 p.m.

Berklee Jazz Concert Jan. 28, 3 p.m.

On Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m., the Arts Wayland Jazz Series brings another Berklee College of Music faculty jazz concert to First Parish in Wayland. The Mix Up Mix Up band showcases the connection between roots-reggae and soul-jazz. Led by pianist/keyboardist, singer,...

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Honoring Black History Month

Honoring Black History Month

Many of us have had the opportunity to visit The Embrace, the sculpture that honors the time that Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King spent in Boston. The installation also honors 69 Boston-area civil rights leaders who were active from the 1950s through...

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February Plate Shares for UU Mass Action

February Plate Shares for UU Mass Action

On February 4 and 25, half the Sunday collection will be donated to the UU Mass Action, whose mission is to organize and mobilize UUs in Massachusetts to confront oppression. UU Mass Action provides pathways toward justice and identifies opportunities in which we can...

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February Theme: The Gifts of Justice and Equity

February Theme: The Gifts of Justice and Equity

The UUA's proposed new Article II statement includes both Justice and Equity as core values. The statements on Justice read: We work to be diverse multicultural Beloved Communities where all thrive.  We covenant to dismantle racism and all forms of systemic...

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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.

Welcome

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.