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Join First Church and other “Open and Affirming” UCC church members to march in celebrating the 48th Boston Pride! PRIDE is a joyous opportunity to express the extravagant, inclusive love of God for all people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. If you would...

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, dynamic preacher, speaker, and organizer, Associate Minister for Ecological Justice of Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain, will be our guest preacher on June 3. A...

We’ll mark the end of the Church School year with a multigenerational Morning Worship service, full of wonder and celebration for our experiences of Christian formation throughout the year. Children will take the lead in our liturgy, 4th graders will receive Bibles, and teachers will be...

Our Morning Worship on June 17 will lift up the themes of freedom and liberation, with a special focus on “Juneteenth,” which commemorates the abolition of slavery. We will welcome Dan Smith back to the pulpit, following his sabbatical study on themes of Remembrance and Reparations.

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Rev. Dr. Mónica Maher, who was ordained at First Church in March, 2014, serves with Friends Peace Teams as Peacebuilding in the Americas (PLA) Initiative Coordinator. Based in Quito, Ecuador, she travels frequently throughout Latin America. PLA offers Basic, Advanced and Facilitator Training...

All families with young children are invited to join us in Sage Hall (our basement play space) for a pasta-and-potluck supper, followed by free play for the kids and some adult conversation for parents. Pasta and sauce are provided; please bring a side dish, bread, or dessert to share.

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Drawing inspiration from a recent City Nights with readings from local Boston area poets, First Church’s poet-in-residence, Jean-Dany Joachim, invites all to a poetry session on themes of sanctuary. Bring your own poetry and inspiration, or simply come and listen!

Families with younger children (usually infants through elementary-school-aged kids) are invited to a series of Family Nights after Easter. We’ll gather for an informal pasta-and-potluck meal, followed by free play for the kids and a bit of conversation for the grown-ups. Pasta and sauce will be...

Join us for our monthly Tuesdays Together, pasta-and potluck suppers, to which the whole church is invited! Taking a cue from our successful Family Night tradition, pasta and sauce will be provided, and you are encouraged to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share. Come, gather with church...

This spring we will screen four documentary films on themes of racial justice. We hope that many of you will be able to join us in exploring these urgent and timely issues. There will be ample time for questions and reflections with First Church friends following each film. Come, engage, and...

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Call in to your state legislature to support the Safe Communities Act. For information on this issue contact Dave Kidder at david.e.kidder@gmail.com.

To address institutional racism, please call your state representative and Senator, and ask for abolishment of mandatory minimums in sentencing. Ask them to contact the Joint Committee dealing with this legislation. For more background on this...