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!
Sunday Services, 10:00 a.m.

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


The Rev. Sam Teitel
May 28, 2017
10:00 a.m.


Prior sermons available online and on iTunes.

Usher and Coffee Hour Signup!

It’s easy to be a Sunday Usher, or to help with Coffee Hour. Food for Coffee Hour is provided, but we need your help to serve it.  Please sign up.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 24

Archives Meeting

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 24

Knit 1, Laugh 2

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 24

Choir Rehearsal

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun 28

Digging In for Community

Sunday, May 21, 1:30 p.m., Wayland Town Building Courtyard. Beginning with a large group gathering of word, song, and a ritual of planting seeds, we will then spread out to sites across Wayland to plant our seeds. Sponsored by the Wayland Interfaith Clergy...

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Spring Family BBQ!

Saturday, May 20, 5:00 p.m., First Parish Courtyard. Come enjoy food, fun, and games with the First Parish family! Click here for flyer.

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“13th” Film Screening: Sun. April 30, 7pm

Join us for this important film, a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay, who directed "Selma." The film explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.” Registration is encouraged for this free event....

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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.