Welcoming Ministries

Practice hospitality. Live in harmony with one another. — Romans 12:13, 16

We strive to model our every welcome on the radical hospitality of Jesus who sought to overcome every barrier between people.

Building the Beloved Community* has been a growing effort at First Church since 2008.  A timeline of key learning events, book and film discussions,...

As a member of the UCC movement of Open and Affirming Churches, First Church welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to our community of...

After prayerful reflection, the lay leaders of First Church in 2004 publicly declared support for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision...

We are blessed with many visitors and newcomers to our church community. For our newcomers we offer special monthly gatherings in the Hastings Room. Fill a...

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...