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.

Building the Beloved Community (BBC) has been a growing effort at First Church for several years.   While many of the key learning events and moments are...

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

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...

Join First Church's actions for gun safety. Contact Ann McCann, Chair Witness Against Gun Violence and Inequality at ann.mccann44@gmail.com.
Thank you!

Volunteer at First Church Shelter and/or attend the Shelter's Doris Beauvais Lecture and Lunch on October 19, 12:30 PM in Margaret Jewett Hall, First Church.
Food for body and soul!

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...