Latest News

Join the Middlers, our 5th-7th grade class, for a discussion of Sharon M. Draper's middle reader novel "Out of My Mind". Explore the compelling story of 11-year-old Melody. She’s the smartest girl in her class, but nobody knows it because of her inability to speak and control her body. Learn how...

In 2005 the Executive Council endorsed “Our Covenant for a Safe and Welcoming Community.” The covenant described how First Church had become a church home for a growing number of children, and it outlined how we as a community would set loving and respectful boundaries regarding the supervision...

The First Church Family Night regulars invite you to join them for an all-church pancake supper on Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 9. from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come celebrate with pancakes and maple syrup, a traditional sweet treat on the eve of the Lenten season. We’ll decorate our “Alleluia” banner...

Lent is the forty-day journey that prepares us for and helps us live into the events at the end of Jesus’ life — his suffering, cross, and rising. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, Lenten worship draws us to reflect on our mortality and on our separation from self, neighbor, and God. Lent is a...

Our theme for Lent, and also for our upcoming Capital Campaign, is For Such a Time as This.  The phrase is rooted in the Book of Esther, the story of a queen who was invited to courageous leadership amid despairing times for her people.  We too are being invited to learn how to...

Now during those days, Jesus went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. (Luke 6:12)

This Lent, set aside an hour out of your week to gather with First Church friends and explore the age-old practice of centering meditation. Discover an oasis of...

In the charged rhetoric of our times, the demonization of the other – from Mexican immigrants to Muslims to other marginalized minorities– has become commonplace.The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) invites congregants from all of our faith traditions to four diverse  houses of...

Our schedule of Tuesday night family suppers, at 5:30 p.m., in Sage Hall, will resume Tuesday, January 19. Pasta and sauce are provided; you are invited to bring a dish to share. Salads, veggies, meatballs, garlic bread, or desserts are most welcome.

On February 2 we'll mark Candlemas (...

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.