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

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An Appeal from the Gifts Discernment Committee

June 6, 2023

First Church is an amazing community, and each of us makes a difference here! We each bring a wide variety of life experiences, our own unique humor and insights, and differing gifts or skills. The magic happens when we share them, asking God to help us accomplish together what none of us could accomplish alone. And—surprise!— there is deep joy in getting to know our siblings in faith better, as well as growing in faith and ministry.

Most of us have full schedules and obligations beyond this church. But think for a minute:  what could you bring to the magic of this community? The folks on the Gifts Discernment Committee are the matchmakers who try to shepherd your talents and interests to the various committees that lead and enliven our church life.

We welcome a chat if you would like to imagine together some possibilities, based on the amount of time you can share. We welcome suggestions if you know someone who could bring wisdom or talent to a committee—be it Fellowship, Buildings & Grounds, Christian Formation, or maybe Missions and Social Justice, Finance, Shelter Oversight, or Deacons. More information about each of these groups can be found on our website here. Perhaps you have something altogether different in mind, such as helping to organize a particular event? If so, we’d love to hear it.

Do be in touch,

Your Gifts Discernment Committee:
Beth Loomis, Mary Robinson, Dave Kidder, Jenny Stuart, and Gail Breeze

Learn more about Gifts Discernment & Service at First Church!