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Most Thursdays, starting at 7:15 a.m. 

Beginning December 1, the first Sunday of Advent, we invite you to read, pray, and reflect on one Psalm each day.  And join us, if and when you are able, for a...

Are you interested in imagining new ways of how we can gather, learn, and play in community together, while making connections with others who have similar commitments and interests? Do you get excited thinking about all the different ways in which we are a part of one another’s spiritual...

10 O’CLOCK HOUR STUDY AND MORNING WORSHIP SERIES

Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, and 22

10:00 a.m., in the Harter Room, and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

 Advent hymns and Scripture are filled...

Sunday, December 1, during Morning Worship

For decades the City Mission Christmas Shop has served as a catalyst for people of faith to reach out to others. Each year City Mission collects thousands of gifts ― clothes, toys, books, and household goods ― from churches,...

Sunday, December 1, 12:15 p.m., in Margaret Jewett Hall

Join us for our annual workshop of art and craft in Margaret Jewett Hall following Morning Worship on the first Sunday of Advent. People of all ages are invited to make an Advent wreath (bring your candle ring from...

Sunday, December 8, 12:15 p.m., in Margaret Jewett Hall

 On Sunday, December 8, following Morning Worship, First Church will once again host the annual Alternative Christmas Fair.  What makes it "alternative?" All proceeds...

Wednesday, December 11,  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.,

 Join Dan Smith and Nancy Kilburn for a First Church tradition of festive and fireside fun. Come for all or part of the evening. We’ll provide a light meal and holiday spirit(s)! Feel free to bring some holiday...

Each year the First Church Choir sings special music for a Sunday in Advent, often with instruments or orchestra, from many different times and places. This year on December 15 we will sing a setting of the Magnificat (which is also an appointed reading for the day)...

Sunday, December 15, 12:30 p.m., Margaret Jewett Hall.

 The annual First Church Christmas Party will be held following Morning Worship on Sunday, December 15, in Margaret Jewett Hall. Organized and animated with great affection and skill by the Friends of Fellowship!...

Sunday, December 22, during Morning

The Un-Pageant is a creative and fun tradition at First Church! On the fourth Sunday of Advent, during Morning Worship, we tell the Christmas story together as a congregation by donning costumes and accessories (think halos and wooly...

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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...