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Our in-depth exploration of Genesis resumes with the story of the great flood. In the course of the next six weeks we'll take on the tower of Babel, the call of Abraham, and the destruction of Sodom. Together we'll continue to ask: What is the meaning of this text? What story is it trying to...

Join the Middlers, our 5th-7th grade class, for a discussion of Thanhha Lai’s young adult novel, Inside Out & Back Again. Explore the story of 10-year-old Ha, a Vietnamese refugee who is resettled with her family in Alabama after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Learn how the Middlers studied the...

Interested in learning more about First Church? About our history? Or our community? Or our denomination? Or our ministries? Interested in meeting other folks who are new to First Church? Karin Case, Karen McArthur, and other church leaders will be hosting two newcomer exploration gatherings...

Join us for a Taza Chocolate Factory Tour to learn how the Taza Factory in Somerville makes 100% stone ground, Mexican-style organic dark chocolate and to see their vintage chocolate making machines! Samples of the delicious Stone Ground Dark Chocolate are included in the tour.

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Cambridge Concentus, ensemble-in-residence at First Church, will present a concert entitled "Corelli's Violins and Dancers," on Sunday, February 22, at 3:00 p.m. The program features music written for strings by Arcangelo Corelli, one of the most famed and influential figures of...

The First Church Family Night regulars invite you to join them for an all-church pancake supper on Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 17, 5:30 - 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 and...

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, February 18, Lenten worship draws us to reflect on our mortality and on our separation from self, from neighbor, and...

The Friday Café is a pilot project to transform Margaret Jewett Hall into a social space, where housed and unhoused members of the community can gather as neighbors on Friday afternoons. The Café features hot coffee and nourishing food, jazz radio, relaxing activities, such as art and games, and...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 was a bittersweet day here at First Church, as we witnessed the removal of the ancient yellowwood trees. Trumbull Barrett Tree Company worked for much of the day - climbing, pruning, cutting, and helping us save as much of the beautiful wood as possible. Church...

Did you know that the benefits of the Elderly, Disabled and Children’s Program (EAEDC) haven’t increased since 1988? The MA Coalition for the Homeless is gearing up for a campaign to increase monthly grants for program recipients from $303.70 to $428/month. We'd also like to eliminate a “shelter...

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Did you know that the benefits of the Elderly, Disabled and Children’s Program (EAEDC) haven’t increased since 1988? The MA Coalition for the Homeless is gearing up for a campaign to increase monthly grants for program recipients from $303.70 to...

Join First Church's actions for gun safety. Contact Ann McCann, Chair Witness Against Gun Violence and Inequality at [email protected]
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Your help is needed as a volunteer for the First Church Shelter - for one time or many. Please contact Jim Stewart, Shelter Director, at 661-1873.