Homeless Ministries Gala

Join us at our

UNCOMMON Virtual Gala

on Saturday, February 20, at 7:00 p.m.

with special guest Michael Sandel, renowned political philosopher and author of The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?

Dr. Sandel will be interviewed by Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Minister of Memorial Church, professor of Christian Studies at Harvard Divinity School, and author of several works on religion, spirituality, and literature.  


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Don’t miss this fascinating conversation with one of the foremost political thinkers of our time. Tickets include:

  • participation in a Zoom book group led by members of the gala team
  • an exclusive online cooking demonstration by Tony Maws, chef-owner of Craigie on Main, with a list of ingredients so you can cook at home
  • links to the YouTube Gala Premier and Zoom reception


First Church in Cambridge has doubled down during the pandemic, expanding our outreach, serving more people, addressing more needs. Now more than ever, we depend on your support.

Please join us in a celebration of our community’s Uncommon Commitment to the common good.

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Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. His writings on justice, ethics, democracy, and markets include: What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets; and Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

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Acclaimed chef Tony Maws has been named Boston’s Best Chef by Boston Magazine and one of America’s Best New Chefs by Food & Wine. His Cambridge restaurant, Craigie on Main, combines Tony’s trademark French-inspired “refined rusticity” with an unyielding passion for the best local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

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We are grateful to Harvard Bookstore for sponsoring this event. For every copy of The Tyranny of Merit sold through their store, Harvard Bookstore will make a generous contribution to First Church Homeless Ministries. The first hundred buyers will receive a copy signed by the author!

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Interested in becoming a sponsor of this event? Learn more and sign up at our sponsorships page.