• Welcome to First Church Cambridge

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  • Open Spirit...

    Open Spirit...

    Open to God's abundant love and mercy, to giving and receiving grace and growing in faith as we walk this pilgrim way

  • Open Road...

    Open Road...

    Open to learning from people of other faiths and people of no faith; to open our hands and hearts to all who yearn for justice

  • Open Table...

    Open to building a more diverse community, to be challenged and transformed by the radical hospitality of Jesus

  • New to First Church?

    We are blessed by all who join us. Come and discover a place of freedom to be yourself. READ MORE >

    Our Life Together

    Come gather, worship, pray, sing, laugh, cry, celebrate, rejoice, reflect, debate, study and grow with us. READ MORE >

    Our Life in the World

    Come help us feed, clothe, shelter, reconcile, renew, heal, tend, bless, and serve the world. READ MORE >

    Worship and Music


    Sunday Worship Service

    11:00 am Sept - June
    10:00 am July - Aug


    Night Song

    7:00 pm, Sundays, Nov-Apr
    8:30 pm, Sundays, May-Oct



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    Faith in Action


    First Church Shelter

    14 beds, 2 meals a day, 365 days a year...


    Peace & Justice

    Changing ourselves and changing the world...


    Interfaith Partnerships

    Learning from and buildling power with all God's people...

    Latest News at First Church

    Are you a parent of a little one (or two) who is looking for a spiritual practice in the season of Lent? Consider joining us for Family Night on the six Tuesdays of Lent, beginning March 11. In a departure from our usual informal biweekly gathering, we are making the commitment t

    Each year on the first Sunday of Lent, we hear the story of Jesus being led by the Spirit into a desert wilderness for 40 days.  And by Holy Week, he is in the midst of the city, surrounded by a community of beloved disciples, ready to receive and share God’s mercy and peace, even through death.

    Christian meditation, sometimes called centering prayer or silent prayer, is the spiritual practice of sitting in silence, centering the attention on the indwelling presence of God.

    Please consider signing the Jobs Not Jails perition found here.   Our Commonwealth should make funding jobs, not $2 billion more for jails. First Church joins Old South Church, the 10 Point Coalition, and Roxbury Presbyterian in collecting...

    Visit the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence to learn more about this important work!

    An Act Providing Housing and Support Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth. The Mass Conference of the UCC supports the bill. Call Alice Kidder at (617) 276-6227 for information.