Each week, we open our space to community groups for meetings, classes, concerts and performances, and we are home to a pre-school and a homeless shelter. We further support our community by giving away 10% of our annual income to groups working to make the world more just and by committing to sustainable, earth-friendly practices in our building and community.

First Church Shelter

14 beds, 2 meals a day, 365 days a year...

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Sharing Our Resources

Not just a church, but a center for art, culture, education and justice.

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Sustainable Practices

Putting our faith in action for the planet.

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The First Church Shelter, located in the  basement of our church building, co-funded by First Church in Cambridge and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has served dinner to fourteen guests every night for the last thirty years. The vast majority...

Volunteer signups are underway for the Friday Café! The Friday Café is a weekly community gathering space, where neighbors experiencing homelessness and food insecurity can relax and eat. It’s also a place of encounter, where people can get to...