Immigration Ministries

For I was a stranger and you invited me in. — Matthew 25:35

Through advocacy and direct support of refugees and immigrant communities, First Church seeks to embody God’s welcome in our church and in the wider community while fighting for justice for all God’s people.

At its 2017 annual meeting, First Church agreed to partner with other Boston-area groups to form the Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition. The Coalitiln...

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Coalition


Irish International Immigrant Center (Not just for Irish Immigrants- that's how they got...

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...