Service Spotlight

First Parish partners with City Mission, the oldest multi-service agency in New England and the second oldest in the United States. Founded in 1816 by members and clergy leaders of Old South Church UCC and Park Street Church in response to the hardships facing Boston residents, it has served the educational, economic, and social needs of impoverished area residents.


This year First Parish provided critical logistical support for the City Mission "Coat Boston" project, collecting brand new winter coats from across the Metro area that were distributed to children in the City of Boston who might otherwise have gone without. Hundreds of brand-new coats filled the First Parish pews providing a colorful reminder of our service to others during the Covid-19 pandemic.