Outdoor Church

The Outdoor Church is a church among homeless men and women in Cambridge. Its mission is to take the church to those who cannot or will not reach it on their own. The Outdoor Church's ministries include Sunday services followed by a light meal and/or street outreach, Saturday meals, pastoral visiting and memorial services.

Sunday services include

  • 9 a.m. Service of Prayer & Communion at Porter Square
  • 1 p.m. Service of Prayer & Communion at the Cambridge Common
  • 3:45 p.m. Service of Compline at the public plaza on River Street near Central Square. 

The Outdoor Church is supported by the association of Harvard Square churches, including First Church in Cambridge. In 2005, Rev. Jedediah Mannis, one of the ministers to the Outdoor Church, became an Affiliate Staff member at First Church.

The Outdoor Church is the recipient of one of First Church's Feeding Ministries.

Please visit the Outdoor Church website: www.theoutdoorchurch.net

 

 

Upcoming Outdoor Church Events

October 5, 2019 - 4:00pm (Outdoor Church Sandwich Making)

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...

Volunteer signups are underway for the Friday Café! The Friday Café is a weekly community gathering space, where neighbors experiencing homelessness and food insecurity can relax and eat. It’s also a place of encounter, where people can get to...