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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!

Every year on the first Sunday of May, First Church celebrates our relationship with the feeding ministries of the Friday Cafe and the Outdoor Church by bringing our children’s regular practice of sandwich-making into the Sanctuary for our Communion worship. On Sunday, May 6, the tables will be...

This spring we will be saying farewell to our Ministerial Intern, Jen Bloesch, who has served at First Church for the past two years. We’ll say “thank you” and give Jen a blessing during our regular Morning Worship, and after worship we’ll share cake and refreshments in Margaret Jewett Hall....

If you’re new (or feeling new) to First Church, looking for ways to get involved, seeking information about our congregation or our denomination, the United Church of Christ, interested in meeting others who are new to the church, or in connecting with some folks who already know their way...

Is First Church tugging at your heart? Does it feel like home to you, or like the sanctuary you need? Is your spirit fed by our music, worship, and study? Is First Church a place where you are challenged, engaged, and growing? Do you find it an anchor for your activism and community involvement...

And Confirmation Sunday! And Welcoming New Members!

Mark your calendars! Sunday, May 20, will be a day of great celebration for First Church! It’s Pentecost Sunday and Confirmation Sunday. Not only will we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the early church, but we will likewise...

Sundays, April 15  and 22

    As we continue to consider First Church’s history of involvement with slavery in the North, we’ll ground our conversation in Scripture and theology, seeking God’s grace. We hope to name this history boldly and speak frankly about issues of...

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...

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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...