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

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Register for Winter/Lent Faith & Life Groups

January 25, 2022

Registration is now open for our latest round of Faith & Life Groups! Please register by Wednesday, February 9.


Lenten Morning Prayer with Jaz Buchanan

Want to explore centering prayer as a spiritual practice? Discern a word or phrase that helps you ground yourself in the love of God as you start your day? During Lent, Pastoral Associate Jaz will be leading a time for prayer and silence… read more and register

Telling our White Stories with Carter West

Living in a racially conditioned world lands us in a lot of ambiguity.  White people experience both “being white,” facts of life based on perceptions of skin color, and “whiteness,” our status of privilege resulting from our historic oppression of others. The latter summons us to choose justice, but the former condition just is…. read more and register

Troublesome Attitudes and Antidotes with Hilary Hopkins and Lexi Boudreaux

In this five-session Lenten group, we’ll examine attitudes and practices which limit our ability to truly see and work with each other. Drawing on the work of Tema Okun on the characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, we can try to discern how each of us embraces these characteristics, and prod gently at ways in which we can do better… read more and register

EcoFaith Book Group with Jim Brown

Join us for another fruitful round of reading and reflection as we dive deeper into the question of how we can be faithful stewards of all God’s creation. This winter season we are reading The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall… read more and register

Queer Open Mic with Ebony West

Happy New Year, First Church! Join a new queer-friendly book club called Queer Open Mic! All are welcome, as we bring our favorite queer friendly books to a safe environment and read our favorite passages from them… read more and register

Make a Home Altar with Henry Gates

Bless your home with an art creation that is a symbol of spirituality. Henry Gates will provide brisk, structured guidance, if you provide the materials… read more and register

What are 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 around us, delving into a challenging social issue, or attending to significant life stages (parenting, aging, job transitions, etc.) Faith & Life Groups involve making a short-term commitment (a single session to several weeks, depending on the group) to something that might be delightful, deep, or even transformational. At the same time, you can get to know First Church friends who share your interests.

We need each other now more than ever. If you are looking for a way to dip your toes into the life of our church and stay connected outside of Sunday Worship, this is for you!