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

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Doctrine of Discovery Sessions Follow-Up

November 29, 2022

On two Sundays in November 2022, the First Church Christian Formation Committee presented 9:30 sessions about the so-called Doctrine of Discovery and its horrific and ongoing effects upon Indigenous peoples. During the first session, we explored the history surrounding this…

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Farewell Letter from Jaz Buchanan

November 14, 2022

Dear First Church, I write with sad and joyous news. I am sad because my last day with you all will be Sunday, December 25; and I am also joyous because I am blessed to have served and been a…

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Invitation to Contribute to Coffee Hour

November 9, 2022

Please help us make worship as delicious as it is spiritually sustaining! For Coffee Hour each week we are looking for 3 households to bring 3 dozen cookies each, or the equivalent of snacks such as cheese & crackers or…

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“I Could Take This Tour 100 Times”

November 8, 2022

In October, over 50 members  from First Church (UCC), First Parish (UUA), and Christ Church (Episcopal) joined for one of two six-stop tours of Harvard’s “Landscape of Slavery.” Dan Smith has been working with Harvard Chaplains, especially Alden Fossett and…

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Connect with First Church on Social Media

November 3, 2022

With hundreds of subscribers, and sometimes hundreds of views of our services and sermons, our reach is growing beyond our in-person and livestream attendance! First Church’s YouTube channel is home to lots of meaningful content, including sermons, music, church school…

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CISC Update: GoFundMe Campaign

October 20, 2022

Beginning in January 2017, the Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition (of which First Church was a founding member) was an active network of volunteers walking alongside a family living in sanctuary at a time of great need. Many First Church members…

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Emergency Appeal for UCC Hurricanes 2022 Fund

October 11, 2022

The 2022 hurricane season started slowly – until, in the space of 10 days, two catastrophic storms slammed Florida, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bermuda, and even Canada. The United Church of Christ has launched an emergency appeal to help with response…

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