Ongoing Events at First Parish


Please contact group leaders to confirm meeting times.

Newcomer Coffee

First Sunday of Every Month |  11am-12pm | Classroom

Join Rev. Elaine and members of the Membership Team after services on the first Sunday of every month to meet other newcomers and to learn more about what makes this church unique.  For more information, please email our Membership Coordinator.


Community Dinners

First Sunday of Every Month | 5pm | Community Room

For many years, First Parish has welcomed the community to a free dinner on the first Sunday of every month. Our guests include people in all circumstances: those who live alone and enjoy the opportunity for a meal in company, people who are unhoused, people who are struggling financially, and those who come with friends or family. We strive to create a pleasant atmosphere, with flowers and china on the tables, home-cooked meals, and personal service. Volunteers can sign up for dinner prep starting at 12pm, setup at 2pm, or serving and clean-up from 5-7pm. Sign up to volunteer here!


Peaceful Harbor Buddhist Sangha

Sundays | 6:30-8pm | Meeting House

Join us for meditation every week. All are welcome! For more information, please email Peter Eglinton at


Breathing and Meditation Class

Wednesdays | 8-9am | Online

We practice pranayama (breath regulation), mudras, mantra and meditation. These ancient practices help to calm the mind, promote health and a free spirit.  You do not need to have any experience at all. Based on a sliding scale of $5-$15 per class. For more information, please email Susannah Sanfilippo at


Poetry Hour

Fridays | 8-9am | Online

We listen to poems, reflect on them, and share how they touch our beings.  Some of us have begun to write poems.  All are welcome.  Free to members.  $10.00 per class for non-members.


Join the First Parish Choir

Weekly on Thursdays | 7-9pm | Meeting House

Come sing with us! For more information, please email our Music Director at


Book Group

First Tuesday of Every Month | 7-8pm | Online

If you love reading, join us on Zoom to share and discuss books that we have recently enjoyed! This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Members free; $5 for non-members. To register and receive the Zoom link, please email Betsy Garnett.


Chalice Groups: Various groups meet once a month

Becoming part of a Chalice group helps you connect with others from First Parish, while exploring diverse perspectives on a particular theme each month. For more information, please email