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Ways to Get Involved

Getting involved at First Church can be as simple as greeting members and guests, handing out bulletins to them, before Sunday morning worship or monthly Jazz worship. From the most basic acts of hospitality to more intensive committee work and lay leadership such as serving on the Board of Deacons, there are myriad opportunities to become involved at First Church.

So that we can get to know newcomers who may be interested in becoming church members, First Church hosts occasional lunches for those who want more information about our church. Membership classes led by ministers and lay leaders also are offered periodically to those who are in discernment about whether to join First Church.

Everyone in our community is encouraged to enter into discernment, seeking guidance through prayer and also through conversation with ministers and our Nominating Committee, to discover a “call” to serve First Church. The Nominating Committee seeks out those with particular gifts for service on various church committees, but there are opportunities for service apart from committee work. 

We also have numerous opportunities for small group formation around areas of shared interest and concern, including those for young adults and families, and educational groups around theological and liturgical topics, and Bible studies. We also have a wide range of soclal justice activities and volunteer opportunities.

Our ministers and lay leaders are available for one-on-one meetings with those who want to discuss possible avenues for greater involvement in First Church.

Looking for ways to support our community during this unprecedented time of need? The Missions and Social Justice Committee has compiled and vetted a short list of organizations looking for assistance to aid in their work in the COVID-19 response...

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Shelter has expanded into Sage Hall to allow for greater social distancing, and is now open to guests around the clock, thanks to additional funding from the Commonwealth. They would very much welcome...