Welcoming Ministries

Practice hospitality. Live in harmony with one another. — Romans 12:13, 16

We strive to model our every welcome on the radical hospitality of Jesus who sought to overcome every barrier between people.

New! Check out this list of MLK-related opportunities in January, February, and March, and "save the date" to engage in service, fellowship and learning ...

As a member of the UCC movement of Open and Affirming Churches, First Church welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to our community of...

After prayerful reflection, the lay leaders of First Church in 2004 publicly declared support for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision...

We are blessed to be graced by many visitors and newcomers to our church community. For our newcomers we offer special monthly gatherings in the Hastings...

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...

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...