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

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Solutions at Work Celebrates Achievements

September 14, 2021

On Wednesday, August 25, a picnic was held on Cambridge Common to celebrate the achievements of Solutions at Work and, most notably, its shelter for the unhoused on Green Street in Cambridge.  In attendance were not only Solutions employees, but…

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Plans for Regathering, Hybrid Style

August 25, 2021

We are eager to welcome everyone back to worship at First Church starting on Regathering Sunday, September 12. Given ongoing concerns about the Delta variant, we’ve revised earlier plans and will now be offering a range of options, indoor and…

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The Friday Café Returns Indoors (sort of)!

August 17, 2021

After 18 months outside, serving bag lunches and packaged restaurant meals to go, the Friday Café will shift to a hybrid model on September 10. We had hoped to be fully indoors from that date, but the Delta variant makes…

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Our Current Thinking on Our Reopening Plan

July 27, 2021

We at First Church have been tracking the news of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, and likely you have been, too. The headlines describing upticks in cases around the country, and even here in Massachusetts, reflect the sober…

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A Call to Return, Part 2

June 29, 2021

In the Fall of 2020, our Community Minister for Racial Justice Carlyle Stewart hosted a series entitled  “Call to Return: Spiritual Reflections on Racial Justice.” In those sessions, participants learned about the intersection between Christian theology and racial theories that…

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Homeless Ministries Summer 2021 Update

June 28, 2021

After 15 months in pandemic mode, our First Church Homeless Ministries are finally preparing to return to “normal” operations—with a few COVID adjustments. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, First Church responded rapidly, adjusting existing programs and adding new…

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Congratulations to First Church and to Lexi Boudreaux

June 28, 2021

Good news, church!  At a Special Congregational Meeting held after worship  via Zoom on Sunday, June 27, First Church voted unanimously to call Lexi Boudreaux to be our full-time Transitional Minister for a designated term of two years. What a…

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