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Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart has been with the First Church Shelter since 1987. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Harvard Divinity School. Prior to his involvement with First Church Shelter, he helped open and operate a shelter in a UCC church in Salem, Massachusetts. He was a founding member of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and Housing Now!, which brought over 100,000 people to Washington, D.C., to demand more federal funding for affordable housing. He was also a founding member of the United Church of Christ Welfare Working Group and lead organizer for the UCC's Twin Scandals campaign.

Jim likes Modest Mouse, Carbon Silicon, Bob Dylan, Curtis Mayfield, John Ford and Hal Hartley movies. A shameless Social Democrat, he and his son, also named Jim, currently live in Arlington.

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Fires have damaged or destroyed at least six predominantly black churches across the southern United States in the two weeks since a white supremacist was arrested for the murder of nine black parishioners at the historic Emanuel African...

First Church is joining with Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety to invite our members to sign a call to action in response to the Charleston Tragedy. Please fill out a postcard at church this Sunday or text RISING to 877-877 to have...

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...