Organ pipes in the Sanctuary of First Church in Cambridge. A wrought iron chandelier hangs in the foreground.

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Register for Winter/Lent Faith & Life Groups

January 25, 2022

Registration is now open for our latest round of Faith & Life Groups! Please register by Wednesday, February 9. READ THE FULL GROUP DESCRIPTIONS AND REGISTER HERE Lenten Morning Prayer with Jaz Buchanan Want to explore centering prayer as a…

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GBIO Delegates Assembly

GBIO January Update

January 21, 2022

Hello First Church, Welcome to a new year with GBIO! There is already much to share starting with an exciting invitation to the GBIO Delegates Assembly, Thursday, January 27  at 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. Register here to join in as…

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Homeless Ministries Annual Appeal 2022

January 18, 2022

OUTSIDE/INSIDE: HOUSING JUSTICE NOW Saturday, February 5, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. via livestream Join First Church Homeless Ministries for our 2022 Annual Appeal, featuring guest speaker Dr. Danielle Allen, acclaimed political theorist, longtime democracy advocate, and author of Our Declaration:…

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Call to Annual Meeting

January 11, 2022

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, United Church of Christ, will be held in its 386th year at 12:00 p.m., Sunday the 30th of January, 2022, by ZOOM conference: To approve the…

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How We Are Gathering Amidst the Omicron Surge

January 4, 2022

Given extremely high case counts and hospital overcrowding due to the Omicron surge, our Sunday services will be offered via livestream only through January 30, at least. With the exception of our homeless ministries, OWL class, and youth group, all…

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Stewardship Year-End Information

December 27, 2021

As 2021 comes to its end this week, there are more than a few financial details to share with you: 1)      As a part of the CARES Act, every taxpayer is allowed to deduct up to $300 of charitable contributions from…

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Revised Plans for Christmas at First Church

December 22, 2021

Dear First Church Family, Given the surge of case counts, we are revising our plans for worship on Christmas Eve and in the coming days. Please see below for important updates, and share them widely with friends and neighbors alike!…

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Relive the UnPageant!

December 21, 2021

Our UnPageant 2021 was like no other! Enjoy this recording of our Hybrid Worship on December 19, where you can see the UnPageant unfold, beginning just around the 24:00 minute mark. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas at First Church Shelter

December 15, 2021

Help provide a special Christmas for the 14 guests who will be spending the holiday with us. The Shelter Oversight Committee is soliciting donations to help purchase $50 gift cards for each guest. You can send donations via the “give”…

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Advent 2021: Already Here, Not Yet There…

November 17, 2021

This classic Advent theme seems to fit this year more than most! Indeed, we are stepping into a new season — not only Advent, but also in our mid-pandemic world. We are gathering for hybrid worship. We are already doing…

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