Volunteer Cooking a Meal for the First Church Shelter

The First Church Shelter, located in the  basement of our church building, co-funded by First Church in Cambridge and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has served dinner to fourteen guests every night for the last thirty years. The vast majority of the meals have been created by Shelter Director Jim Stewart, work-study students, or modestly-paid part-time staff. The Shelter Oversight Committee (SOC) is offering a new and exciting opportunity for members of the congregation-- If you would like to support this vital ministry by cooking a meal for the shelter please contact Brian Funck (funckdren@gmail.com). Volunteers will be paired with SOC members and team up to make a meal. We have successfully piloted a number of such two-person efforts this Spring and ask members of the congregation to participate in teaming up with us in making a meal. Sarah Fujiwara and Marc O’Brien, as Co-Chairs, expect you will find supporting the shelter a special and rewarding experience!

Please pray for the victims and their families who were terrorized at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in California.

Please attend the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) Healthcare Assembly on May 29 from 7 until pm. The location is TBD, and will be announced soon.

To address institutional racism, please call your state representative and Senator, and ask for abolishment of mandatory minimums in sentencing. Ask them to contact the Joint Committee dealing with this legislation. For more background on this...