Serve the Community

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First Parish members are committed to community service and support Wakefield, the North Shore, and communities around the world.

Local Service
  • Monthly community breakfasts, open to the public and those in need
  • Monthly Clothing Closet ministry that regularly collects, organizes, and distributes clean clothing and shoes
  • First Parish Food Pantry collects and distributes non-perishable food items
  • Twice a year (Easter and Thanksgiving) First Parish hosts holiday suppers for the lonely, elderly, or in need of support and fellowship
  • Periodic drives to meet emergent needs of the world around us (sock drives, diaper drives, Ukraine relief fund, etc.)
  • A pie social after the Wakefield tree lighting to kick off Christmas season with hospitality and love for our local community
  • Collecting and shipping Christmas gifts to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child
  • Financial and prayer support for missionaries around the world
  • Scouts: regularly host Scout Troop 701 for regular meetings and events
  • Addiction Support: sponsor regular meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous to help support recovery from addiction


To extend our reach, we provide financial support to the following missions and missionaries:

  • Amirah, Inc. (helping survivors of domestic sex trafficking & exploitation through residential, outreach, and education services.)
  • Boston Rescue Mission (feeding the hungry, sheltering he homeless, working to prevent end homelessness)
  • Emmanuel Gospel Center (strengthening Christian churches and leaders in Boston and beyond to strengthen urban churches and communities)
  • His Mansion (a Christ-centered residential recovery program for people struggling with addiction and life controlling issues)
  • Hope Academy of the Bronx (providing Christ-centered education to challenge and equip undereducated at-risk students in The Bronx to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength and to live for God’s glory.)
  • Wakefield Food Pantry (provide a variety of food, household necessities, and support to those in need – approximately 500 families/year).
  • Place of Promise (Based in Lowell, MA, provides Christ-centered programming for men, women, and children to experience physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual healing.)
  • Salvation Army (runs charity shops, operates shelters for the homeless and disaster relief, and provides humanitarian aid to developing countries.)
  • Vision New England (building, supporting, and equipping networks and ministries that make disciples, do justice, and foster unity to share Jesus)
  • First Parish Living Nativity (Live re-enactment of the birth of Jesus, with actors, animals, and songs, to kick off the Christmas season on the Wakefield Town Common)
  • Missionaries located in Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington, Niger, India, Southeast Asia, and Japan.