• Welcome to First Church Cambridge

    A Wide Open Door...to all God's children. Wherever you come from, wherever you are on life's journey, all are welcome in the community of faith  READ MORE >



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  • Open Spirit...

    Open Spirit...

    Open to God's abundant love and mercy, to giving and receiving grace and growing in faith as we walk this pilgrim way

  • Open Road...

    Open Road...

    Open to learning from people of other faiths and people of no faith; to open our hands and hearts to all who yearn for justice

  • Open Table...

    Open to building a more diverse community, to be challenged and transformed by the radical hospitality of Jesus

  • New to First Church?

    We are blessed by all who join us. Come and discover a place of freedom to be yourself. READ MORE >

    Our Life Together

    Come gather, worship, pray, sing, laugh, cry, celebrate, rejoice, reflect, debate, study and grow with us. READ MORE >

    Our Life in the World

    Come help us feed, clothe, shelter, reconcile, renew, heal, tend, bless, and serve the world. READ MORE >

    Worship and Music


    Sunday Worship Service

    11:00 am Sept - June
    10:00 am July - Aug


    Night Song

    7:00 pm, Sundays, Nov-Apr
    8:30 pm, Sundays, May-Oct



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    Faith in Action


    First Church Shelter

    14 beds, 2 meals a day, 365 days a year...


    Peace & Justice

    Changing ourselves and changing the world...


    Interfaith Partnerships

    Learning from and buildling power with all God's people...

    Latest News at First Church

    Treat yourself to an entire morning of meditation and reflection in preparation for the Advent Season. Join Karin Case for a half-day meditation retreat the day before Advent begins!

    Advent is the beginning of a new Church Year; the four weeks before Christmas, a time of quiet, patient preparation for the birth of Jesus. Advent’s watchword is hope.

    Do you enjoy crafting? Would you enjoy helping others enter the Advent season in a creative way? Consider volunteering to supervise a craft table at our annual Advent Workshop after worship on the First Sunday of Advent, November 29.

    Share sandwiches and fruit drinks with persons experiencing homelessness on the first Saturday of each month. Gather at First Church at 4 PM and join a group heading out to Harvard and Central Squares. To join, please contact David Kidder at...

    Please consider signing the Jobs Not Jails perition found here.   Our Commonwealth should make funding jobs, not $2 billion more for jails. First Church joins Old South Church, the 10 Point Coalition, and Roxbury Presbyterian in collecting...

    An Act Providing Housing and Support Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth. The Mass Conference of the UCC supports the bill. Call Alice Kidder at (617) 276-6227 for information.