Our Hymnody

Since 2003 First Church has sung from Hymns of Truth and Light, a 1998 publication of the First Congregational Church of Houston, Texas. This hymnal incorporates inclusive language into a wide spectrum of musical styles in over 500 hymns. Of special interest is the first section of the book, containing hymns indigenous to our First Church – the “Cambridge” section in which the hymns are numbered C-1 through C-28. These hymns belong to us in a special way, either coming from the Bay Psalm Book of 1640 (in which publication First Church took a part) recast by member Denise Karuth, or written in whole or in part by First Church members, clergy or staff. New hymns are continually being written for our congregation and we sing our praises in myriad ways.

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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...