Peace & Justice Ministries

Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.  — Psalm 34:14

We seek peace at First Church, and pursue it, both in our own souls and in our communities.  As we say every Communion Sunday, it's “a peace that the world cannot give” and yet we each have our parts in bringing about God’s peace, reconciliation and justice, whether through our witness or preaching, through our organizing or our teaching.

Over the years, First Church has been a strong supporter of mission outreach, a leader in pastoral ministry to victims of natural disasters, poverty, hunger...

This task team was formed because resignation, cynicism and neutrality have no place in the Christian faith. Members share a love of neighbor for both the...

First Church regularly works on peace and justice initiatives with our covenantal partners in our wider church, both through the Massachusetts Conference of...

The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a proposed rule changing the definition of what it means to be a “public charge.” These new rules could potentially impact the life and well-being of millions of immigrant families. Currently...

To address institutional racism, please call your state representative and Senator, and ask for abolishment of mandatory minimums in sentencing. Ask them to contact the Joint Committee dealing with this legislation. For more background on this...