Summer Opportunities 2022

There are several ways to connect with First Church this summer. You may choose to read with us, walk with us, take in art with us, eat and drink with us, and – of course – worship with us!

Summer Book Reading Groups

Looking to dive into a book this summer with members of First Church? We will have two book groups running this summer, one in July and one in August.

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, by Tiya Miles
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., June 30 – July 28
Please email Hilary Hopkins ( to RSVP and receive Zoom info.

The Flag, the Cross and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened by Bill McKibben
Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m., August 2 –  16
Please email Dan Smith ( to RSVP and receive Zoom info.

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neighborhood prayer walks with the deacons

Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, August 13
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Deacons invite you to a walk around our neighborhood of Cambridge to explore the area surrounding our church…

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Art Installation at Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

Sunday, July 17, 11:15 a.m.
159 Brattle St., Cambridge
Church member and History Cambridge Executive Director Marieke van Damme will lead a 15- minute walk from the church lawn to History Cambridge’s headquarters at 159 Brattle Street to view the temporary outdoor art installation Forgotten Souls of Tory Row: Remembering the Enslaved People of Brattle Street…

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young adults summer gatherings

Join other First Church 20- and 30-somethings for some casual fellowship throughout the summer. We get together a few times monthly for walks, drinks, and conversation…
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Young Adults: Faith on Tap Series
Wednesday, July 6, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cambridge Common Restaurant
Monday, July 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Vera’s in Union Square

Young Adults: Sunset Stroll and Ice Cream
Thursday, August 4, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Lizzie’s in Harvard Square