Peace & Justice Ministries

Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.  — Psalm 34:14

We seek peace at First Church, and pursue it, both in our own souls and in our communities.  As we say every Communion Sunday, its “a peace that the world cannot give” and yet we each have our parts in bringing about God’s peace, reconciliation and justice, whether through our witness or preaching, through our organizing or our teaching.

Over the years, First Church has been a strong supporter of mission outreach, a leader in pastoral ministry to victims of natural disasters, poverty, hunger...

This task team was formed because resignation, cynicism and neutrality have no place in the Christian faith. Members share a love of neighbor for both the...

First Church regularly works on peace and justice initiatives with our covenantal partners in our wider church, both through the Massachusetts Conference of...

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...