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The First Church Shelter Committee and staff invite the First Church community to the 2016 Doris Beauvais Lecture and Luncheon in Margaret Jewett Hall, following Morning Worship. The 2016 Beauvais Lecturer is Dr. James O'Connell, President of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, and...

Join us for a day of worship, workshops, and networking. All are welcome! Super Saturdays are growing in popularity― register early to reserve your spot! The program features the Rev. Laura E. Everett, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, and Angie Thurston and Casper...

This two week 10 O'Clock Hour Christian Formation series will take a personal and historical look at the impact of white privilege. Join members of our Building Beloved Community and guests, as we explore together the legacy of white privilege and white supremacy in our personal and communal...

Calling all First Church members and friends who like to sing! The Family Choir, which is comprised of ANYONE from our First Church “family,” will gather for three 10:00 a.m. rehearsals Sundays, October 23 and 30, and November 6, to prepare an anthem for our All Saints Sunday Morning Worship on...

We encourage members of the congregation and their families to visit the Isaac Royall House in Medford on the afternoon of Sunday, October 23. Now designated a National Historic Landmark, the Royall House from 1732 to 1775 was the home of Isaac Royall and then Isaac Royall, Jr., the largest...

Save the date of Sunday, November 6, for an especially important Congregational Meeting to be held following Morning Worship at 12:30 p.m. in Margaret Jewett Hall. Lunch will be served. In addition to reviewing and voting on our 2017 budget, we expect to be ready for a vote to authorize the...

Volunteer signups are underway for the upcoming season of the Friday Café! The Friday Café is a weekly community gathering space, where neighbors experiencing homelessness and food insecurity can relax and eat. It’s also a place of encounter, where people can get to know and understand one...

This will be a Sunday afternoon opportunity to delve into our stories and learn more about the spiritual, emotional, and material toll racism takes on us. We will seek to understand how racism functions within us and around us, how it relates to other forms of oppression, and most important,...

The annual “alternative” Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday, December 4, following Morning Worship. As always, Christmas shoppers will have the opportunity to support a variety of worthy causes while choosing lovely presents for everyone on their gift lists. Over a dozen vendors selling...

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.