Mission & Social Justice Committee

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.  — Isaiah 1:17

The Missions Committee makes visible to the congregation the worldwide interconnectedness of the body of Christ. We believe that God calls us to love and care for our neighbors near and far, and to share our abundance with them. The Committee disperses a yearly budget to national and international bodies of the UCC and educates the congregation about the work of these bodies. We also share our resources with various local nonprofit organizations and ministries. We encourage individuals to participate in supporting these partnerships with both funds and volunteer involvement.

Contact: 
Jean Miller

Latest Mission & Social Justice Committee News

A Call to Action in Response to Charleston
Posted: Jun 24 2015 - 10:00am

First Church is joining with Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety to invite our members to sign a call to action in response to the Charleston Tragedy. Please fill out a postcard at church this Sunday or text RISING to 877-877 to have the following message sent…

To All Governors and Members of Congress:
On June 17, nine black people were shot and killed by a white supremacist during Bible study at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. That's why we're #RisingForCharleston and the 88 people killed and hundreds injured by gun violence every day in this country. America needs your leadership. Will you rise, too?

Support Bill 135 in the Legislature
Posted: Jan 29 2014 - 1:35pm

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.

Fires have damaged or destroyed at least six predominantly black churches across the southern United States in the two weeks since a white supremacist was arrested for the murder of nine black parishioners at the historic Emanuel African...

First Church is joining with Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety to invite our members to sign a call to action in response to the Charleston Tragedy. Please fill out a postcard at church this Sunday or text RISING to 877-877 to have...

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...