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 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...