Earth Stewardship

“All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all!”

—All Things Bright and Beautiful, Cecil Frances Alexander, 1848

who we are

Here at First Church, we are committed to greening our church and advocating for climate and environmental justice polices at local, state, and federal levels. We give thanks for the gift of God’s creation and believe God endowed us with the responsibility to steward the natural world around us. Although the climate crisis affects us all, we know it especially affects lower income communities here in Cambridge and around the world. We believe the climate crisis is a racial, economic, disability, and gender justice issue. 

Interested in connecting with us? Email Heather Stanford.

Heather Stanford

reflections from our faith community

church yard flowers

First Church members, Laurie Burt, Ariel Ackermann, and Claire Hunt shared reflections inspired by scripture, their faith journey, and their social justice work during our Earth Stewardship worship service. Listen to them here.

Longtime Earth Stewardship leader, Jim Brown, wrote a reflection titled “Imagining Our Faith in the Time of Climate Crisis” for our First Church’s blog, Water in the Wilderness.

first church green history

Want to learn more about what we have been up to? Beloved member and climate justice activist, Susan Redlich, shares a brief history of First Church’s green and holy work, and calls us to continue this sacred work as a faith community.

ecofaith book group

intersectional environmentalist

braiding sweetgrass

book of hope

Throughout the year, our Ecofaith book group gathers to read, listen, and learn from one another. If you would like to recommend a book or lead our next gathering, email Heather Stanford.

Heather Stanford