First Parish in Waltham is involved in the local community at a number of levels.

Social Action Team

Our Social Action Commissioner, Elisse Ghitelman, and a team of volunteers offer an interesting an varied program of activities.  Find out about upcoming events and how to participate.

The Waltham Clothing Exchange

The Waltham Clothing Exchange is a consignment/thrift shop that has been in operation for over sixty years.  Volunteer-run, proceeds benefit the First Parish Budget. Learn more about the Clothing Exchange.

Jones Partnership

The Nathalie and Theodore Jones Charitable Trust (Jones Partnership Fund) was established in 2009 to award grants annually to non-profit groups that serve the Waltham community.


Our facilities are available for hire and we have regular renters who use the building for worship, meetings, support groups, and social purposes.

A number of groups use our building on a regular basis, including AA, Gay Fathers of Greater Boston, Single Mothers by Choice, SOS Mediation, and Waltham Day Care Center.  To find out more, visit our Community Renters page.