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First Church in Cambridge Creates Reparations Fund

June 16, 2021

On Monday, May 24, 2021, the Executive Council voted unanimously to approve the creation of a First Church Reparations Fund. The measure was brought before church leaders by members of the Exploring Reparations Faith and Life group, our Beloved Community…

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First Church’s GBIO Campaign Update

June 4, 2021

This spring, First Church has been listening closely to the stories carried by our congregation. Along with the other members of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, we’ve taken the season of renewal to find out what is on the hearts…

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Our Reopening Plan

June 1, 2021

We are entering a joyful time – a time of regathering in-person in the near future. A Regathering Group on Inclusion and Belonging has begun meeting to ensure our reopening is as consistent as possible with our antiracist vision and…

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An Opportunity Before Us

May 27, 2021

Dear Friends, As we look ahead to the summer and fall, we are invited to discern next steps as we journey further into post-pandemic life, our three-phase staffing plan, and our vision of being an antiracist church. We have two…

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How Can You Serve First Church?

May 24, 2021

As a faith community, we have devoted much love and energy to moving First Church forward in its ministries and aspirations over the past year.  Our Homeless Ministries, our Vision for Becoming an Antiracist Church, and our Care and Stewardship…

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UCC General Synod XXXIII – Register Now

May 24, 2021

Registration is open for a Special Virtual General Synod 33, which will be held July 11-18, 2021. This bi-annual meeting for the United Church of Christ is a chance to connect in covenant for worship, keynote addresses, learning, and justice-making…

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A Congregational Survey on Reopening in the Fall

May 4, 2021

Update: Thank you to everyone who completed our congregational survey! Over 90 people provided their input and feedback, and church staff and leaders are working through a time of processing and planning for our new ways of being together. Stay…

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Mothers’ Day Virtual Walk for Peace

May 3, 2021

The Mothers’ Day Walk for Peace is a beloved Boston tradition and celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities.  It is the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s (LDBPI) largest fundraising event to grow and sustain their services, advocacy…

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