Find Current Social Action Opportunities HERE



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Sign up to Join the Mothers Walk for Peace May 14, 2023

Every year we provide a bus to take people into Boston for the walk and rally. This year the Walk starts earlier so the bus will be leaving Concord at 7am and will return sometime around noon. Please sign up here if you’d like to take the bus. More information about the Walk can be found here

Our Mission

The First Parish Social Action program engages members, friends and neighbors in deepening our understanding of social and environmental injustices, and opens our hearts and minds spiritually to act in support of collective liberation. None of us it free until all of us are free. 

What We Do

Social Action Programs of First Parish in Concord and also regional, national, and international UU social action entities in the Greater UU world engage congregants in many different types of social justice action and advocacy. We are focus on strengthening our Democracy with a pledge to continue the work of racial justice.  We also accept and manage funding requests for Share the Plate recipients.

There are many opportunities for the wider congregation and community to engage with social justice through education, films, panels, speakers, and direct action. We at First Parish in Concord and UUs in general believe that social action is a pillar of our community life and that doing this work is an inherently spiritual act.

Our activities are regularly updated on the website CALENDAR.  See our Facebook page for timely action opportunities related to our focus justice areas.

Who We Are

Many congregants are active in making our Social Action community vibrant. To learn more about what we do, feel free to contact any of the current social action leaders of our Social Action Programs.

Learn about our Social Action Opportunities:


Committee or Group


Suzie Weaver & Lora Venesey

Advocates for Women’s Empowerment

skatesuzie @

Sara Ballard

Diversity Committee

sara @

Toby Smith Ropeik & Darien Smith

Commission on Institutional Change

tobyasmith @

Gail Kharidia

Environmental Action Team

gail.kharidia @

Laurie VanLoon & Regina Corrao

Immigration Justice Task Force

reginacorraoconsulting @

Lillian Anderson

Partner Church Council

lillianand @

Fred VanDeusen

 Reclaim our Democracy

fredvandeu @

Sally Lewis & Sue St. Croix

Racial Justice Action Group

sallewis3 @

Dian Pekin

Women’s Parish Association

pekindc @