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

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Register for a Fall Faith & Life Group

September 20, 2023

It’s time to sign up for fall Faith & Life Groups! Led by First Church members, Faith & Life Groups are designed to encourage meaningful connections through shared interests, whether exploring a spiritual practice, opening our eyes to the beauty…

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Debt Retirement Appeal: September Update

September 20, 2023

As was reported by Associate Treasurer Jim Cairns at our Regathering Luncheon, First Church currently has $301,000 pledged towards our total goal of $450,000. When we shared an update in July, a few members of the congregation made a “match”…

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Update on First Church Cockerel Weathervane

September 14, 2023

The great gilded cockerel weathervane that has stood atop First Church in Cambridge for the last 150 years is coming down to protect it from further damage caused by extreme weather, pollution, and its own venerable age. The decision to bring…

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New Church Phone System

September 6, 2023

If you’ve called the church recently (617-547-2724), you may have noticed that we have a new phone system. You can now reach most staff members by calling the main church number, which then forwards to individual mobile devices or computers…

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All-Church Fall Retreat: Register Now!

August 28, 2023

All-Church Fall Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1 Register now to join us on the Cape at Craigville Retreat Center for a weekend of community-building in fellowship, formation, and fun. All ages are invited…

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Placard at First Church in Cambridge that reads: Welcome to First Church. Grounded in God, our hope and our healing. Growing in community, with Jesus at our center. Acting in love, made bold by the Spirit. First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, United Church of Christ.

Fall Pastoral and Building Staff Changes

August 23, 2023

This fall, we are thrilled to welcome back Carla Arevalo Carbajal and Ahmaad Edmund in their new roles as half-time Pastoral Associates! As they complete the third year of their Master of Divinity program at Harvard Divinity School, they will…

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Register for Church School 2023-24

August 22, 2023

First Church’s Church School offers a variety of opportunities for Christian formation for children and youth, including age-based classes, creative arts and pastoral care workshops, child care for little ones, and youth group activities for teens. All children from infants…

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A Letter from Our Moderator

August 1, 2023

Dear Friends, After five years of ministry, the time has come to say our final farewells to our beloved Transitional Minister Lexi Boudreaux. As we move towards staffing transitions with Lexi’s imminent departure, we invite you to a series of important events…

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