This Week in Social Action Ministry

The Social Action Ministry (SAM) at First Parish comes from our Unitarian Universalist faith based on the values of love, justice, community and responsibility. We do this within the supportive environment of our broader church community and the mission of First Parish “…to act on our values to serve the larger community and create a more just and loving world.”


People’s Climate March

Saturday, April 29, 2017  2:00 – 4:00 pm
Washington, DC

Or, Boston Sister March:

Boston Common, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133

The Climate March in Washington DC is promising to be huge!  A “sister” march in Boston is now planned on the Boston Common. For those that would like to march in Washington, there are buses available leaving from Alewife and other stops, leaving late Friday night April 28, going straight to the march, and then returning Saturday night to arrive back in the Boston area early Sunday Morning. Bus tickets are $110+ fee, sponsor tickets are $130. 

Click here for more information about the march. For Bus Information click here.  

Unitarian Universalist People’s Climate Events in Washington D.C.

Unitarian Universalists will be traveling to Washington, D.C. from all over the country and marching together in the Faith contingent of the People’s Climate Movement: March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. Here are the opportunities to connect and take action together with other UUs.  Register at this sight and get updates on events and meeting plans.


Political Activism

Even after a successful Tax Rally in Lexington last Tuesday, April 18th, the president’s tax returns are still on our minds—especially as he gets ready to announce his big tax cut program this Wednesday. Aside from wondering what he is hiding, the lack of his tax returns makes it very hard to understand how his proposed tax cut program will directly enrich the holdings of him and his family.
Heard enough? We have about a dozen pre-addressed “Tax Demand” postcards on which you can share your own concerns with the president about his the refusal to release his tax returns. If you are interested in writing a card, send your request to Want to make your voice heard on a statewide or national scale, visit our website [] for lots of good, timely suggestions for action. Click on the JOIN button on the website to sign up for one of seven teams of Lexington activists.