XStaying Connected this Fall - For information about First Church's fall offerings,please click here.


This fall we have many new ways of staying connected. We have been working hard to be able to offer as much as we can virtually including worship services, Church School classes, adult formation and more. Please see the links below for more information.

  • Click here to see our Sunday schedule in grid format.
  • Click here to read the latest issue of EVENT, which has information about Christian formation programs for children and adults.
  • Click here to register your children for remote Church School.
  • Click here to read up and sign up for our fall Faith and Life Group offerings.

Other helpful links:

  • Go to our live-stream worship page here.  There you will find the link to our for live-stream services, as well as links to our YouTube channel on the weeks we present pre-recorded worship services. Note: Sunday worship will be online-only through the end of the year.

  • Check out Water in the Wilderness blog with reflections on faith in the time Covid here:  waterinthewilderness.org

  • Don't miss our new First Church Youtube Channel as we offer pre-recorded reflections and devotions. Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss new videos!  



 Tuesday FCC Professional Caregivers’ Call, 4:00 p.m.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97089033390
Meeting ID: 970 8903 3390
Wednesday The Call to Return: Spiritual Reflections on Racial Justice with Carlyle Stewart Small Group Sessions
Join Zoom Meeting: 
Meeting ID: 811 4962 9201
Password: Return

Thursday Shared Reflections on Richard Rohr Daily Devotionals, 4:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/91351552495
Meeting ID: 913 5155 2495
Thursday Weekly Bible Study, 6:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/486781715?pwd=NHZsNk9EZ1pmeGNXRHl2YytiekZOdz09
Meeting ID: 486-781-715
Password: 970138

Thursday First Church Choir Call with Peter Sykes, 7:45 p.m
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/105960814?pwd=S3VUakU0b2t4WHhTeVIyTHY0TjB5Zz09
Meeting ID: 105 960 814
Password: 711607




At First Church, we have spent a lot of time talking about remembrance, repentance, and reparations, and about how all of these are a part of our work of Racial Justice. As we seek to sustain and grow this work, we need an ever deeper reliance on God and on the hoped-filled resources of faith tradition. We are pleased to announce that Carlyle Stewart, our Community Minister for Racial Justice, will be joining us this fall to lead a series of weekly sessions on Wednedsay evenings at 5:30 on the theme of A Call to Return: Spiritual Reflections on Racial Justice.  Carlyle will also be leading three after church town hall meetings. For more information please see the article in the current issue of EVENT. For the Zoom info, please see the above listings. And please be sure check out our new Racial Justice Ministries playlist on our YouTube Channel every week for new recordings of the Wednesday evening meetings, as well as Sunday town hall meetings. 

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY  This group will meet every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom, continuing with a focus on the Gospel of John. What is the significance of Jesus’ humanity and divinity in his earthly ministry? We study not merely as an academic discipline, but with the desire to know God more intimately.

FIRST CHURCH CHOIR ZOOM CALL Join Peter Sykes every Thursday evening at 7:45 p.m. for a virtual check-in and/or rehearsal. 

PRAYER MINISTRY  In these times, we all have so many prayers on our hearts, whether they be for family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or the world at large. As a congregation, while we can’t physically be together, we can still hold one another’s concerns in prayer collectively. If you are interested in receiving a weekly email with prayer requests from our church community to pray for throughout the week, please complete this google form. Please send prayer requests to Pastoral Associate Lexi Boudreaux (lexi@firstchurchcambridge.org).


THE FIRST CHURCH SHELTER AND THE FRIDAY CAFE NEED YOUR HELP Please click on the "Take Action" tab at the bottom of any page on our website to learn about the most current needs in the Shelter and the Friday Cafe. 


A note on volunteering at this time: needs for volunteers are changing daily, as organizations respond to this fast-changing crisis while still protecting the critical need for social distancing. If you engage in volunteer activities, please continue to consider carefully how best to keep yourself and your community safe. We all depend on each other, now more than ever. Click here for up to date information on volunteer needs in Cambridge. 


Looking for ways to support our wider community during this unprecedented time of need? The Missions and Social Justice Committee has compiled and vetted a short list of organizations looking for assistance to aid in their work in the COVID-19 response - locally, regionally, and internationally.

Organizations looking for monetary donations:

 Cambridge Mayor's Emergency Fund 

Cambridge Community Foundation

Black Lives Matter Boston, which is funding emergency needs of members of the community, including rent and food 

Food for Free 

Greater Boston Food Bank 

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem,which funds several hospitals and clinics in Palestine 

The Staff and Deacons will continue to assess the needs of our community, and we will be in regular communication with you via email about other ways to "make a way" together.

In faith and gratitude, 
Dan Smith, the Staff, and the Executive Council of First Church in Cambridge

Trusted Health Resources 
Cambridge Public Health Department 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Looking for ways to support our community during this unprecedented time of need? The Missions and Social Justice Committee has compiled and vetted a short list of organizations looking for assistance to aid in their work in the COVID-19 response...

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Shelter has expanded into Sage Hall to allow for greater social distancing, and is now open to guests around the clock, thanks to additional funding from the Commonwealth. They would very much welcome...