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Memorial Gifts

The Memorial Gifts Fund at First Church in Cambridge was established in 2013 to honor the lives and faith of those who have lived and died among us and to remember them with the purchase of tangible items that deepen and extend our common ministry in their memory and their name.

To make a gift:

By Mail

You may mail a check payable to First Church in Cambridge to:

First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Please include the name of the person memorized in the memo field of your check.

Online

You may give online by including your gift on the Memorial Fund line. Please include the name of the person memorized in the memo field following the amount.

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Give by Text

  • Text the amount $__ Memorial to 844-996-0982. This is a dedicated number, used only for texting money to First Church.
  • If it is your first gift by text, you will receive a response asking for your name, address and debit/credit card information. Subsequent gifts from your phone number will not ask for this information.
  • You will receive a response confirming your contribution. If you wish to cancel this donation, text REFUND.
  • If you would like to update your debit/credit card information, or your mailing or e-mail address, text EDIT. After a few moments, you will receive a link to make the updates

For additional instructions, click here.

Gifts have been received in memory of:

  • Dudne Breeze
  • Ruth Eva Buschmann
  • Carmen d’Aurora
  • Hunter Dupree
  • Eric Riedel
  • Harland Riker
  • John Mahakian
  • Cynthia Shoemaker
  • Nancy Sanders
  • Elizabeth Gulezian

recently Purchased with Memorial Funds

  • Additional lapel microphones for the sanctuary sound system
  • Owl conference camera for hybrid meetings

For information about including First Church in your will or estate plans, please email Rev. Karen McArthur.

For further information about our Memorial Fund Policy, or to submit a proposal for the use of memorial funds, please email: stewardship@firstchurchcambridge.org