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On World Communion Sunday, members of the local Samoan community (and family members of our own Moana Bentin) will share with us some of their cultural and religious tradition and lead us in worship and song. Our preacher will be Rev. Pausa Kaio Thompson, a Samoan American minister, activist,...

Sundays, October 6, 13, and 20, at 10:00 a.m., in Margaret Jewett Hall

Join us for three 10 O’Clock Hours in October centered on the themes of our 400 Years of Inequality Exhibit, which will be on display from September 8 through the fall. \

October 6.  ...

Sunday, October 13, at 12:30 p.m., Margaret Jewett Hall

On Sunday, October 13, after a special 400 years observance during our Morning Worship, we will view the recent Emmy-nominated film Dawnland. For decades child welfare authorities...

Sunday, October 20,  12:30 p.m., Margaret Jewett Hall

Elizabeth Solomon is an enrolled member of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag. She is currently the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Fellowship Programs at Harvard School of Public Health and is a member of...

We are excited to welcome back Lexi Boudreaux and Carlyle Stewart for the 2019-2020 program year as half-time Pastoral Associates.  Though they will both be finishing their Master of Divinity degrees in the coming year at Harvard Divinity School, they are no longer students or interns to us. ...

November 9-11

Thirty-three people have signed up for First Church’s second Road to Freedom Pilgrimage, this one to Washington, DC, over Veterans Day Weekend in November. With the purpose of learning more about the ongoing legacy of slavery, the...

As of September 1, Kirsten Manville will have a new title as Director of Operations.  After ten years serving as our Parish Administrator, Kirsten and our Staff Relations Committee have agreed that the nature and quality of her work have outgrown that title. Unlike ten years ago, Kirsten now...

We are pleased to announce that Bruce Dillenbeck will be our new Office Assistant. Bruce will assist with both administrative and financial tasks, working closely with Kirsten Manville and Karen McArthur. He will work 12 hours per week and will most likely be in the office on Tuesdays,...

Annual Meeting, Friday, November 1 – Saturday, November 2

Save the date for the first Annual Meeting of our new united Conference of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts UCC churches. www.macucc.org

Sunday, October 27,  12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Margaret Jewett Hall

 

Join us after Morning Worship on October 27, as we honor members of the wider community who have contributed significantly to the work of justice and the common good during the past year. This year’s...

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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...