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Family Night returns as an opportunity for families with younger children (generally 10 and under, but all are welcome) to gather in Sage Hall for a pasta-and-potluck supper, with free play for the children, while parents try for a bit of grown-up conversation. We’ll begin our every-other week...

As part of the preparation for the upcoming civil rights tour this fall, Mike Stevens, who led our Road to Freedom Study this past Lent, will lead three study sessions on places First Church members will be visiting as part of our "Road to Freedom" Tours. Each session will be from 6:55 p.m. to 9...

This fall 24 First Church adults will participate in one of two identical Road to Freedom Study Tours. Plane tickets have been purchased! Hotel rooms and van rentals have been reserved. The trip will include stops in Memphis, Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery, where the group will visit the...

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience? The Friday Café at First Church in Cambridge is a weekly community gathering space, where neighbors experiencing homelessness and food insecurity can relax and eat on Friday afternoons. It’s also a place of encounter, where people in...

Faith leaders from all denominations, belief systems and backgrounds are speaking out for a ballot measure that would uphold equality and fairness for our transgender friends and neighbors. Two years ago people from across the Commonwealth supported an update to Massachusetts’ non-discrimination...

Current Grantees: Updates and Opportunities for Involvement

 

Community Resources for Justice (CRJ). CRJ, with a broad coalition that included law enforcement representatives, prosecutors, defense attorneys,...

The Boston Bond & Legal Defense Fund that was created this week by the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network (BIJAN, pronounced "Beyond") for the purpose of bonding immigrants out of detention at South Bay House of Correction. They are hoping to raise $100,000 over the next two...

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 of the meals have been created by Shelter...

Call in to your state legislature to support the Safe Communities Act. For information on this issue contact Dave Kidder at david.e.kidder@gmail.com.

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...