• Welcome to First Church Cambridge

    A Wide Open Door...to all God's children. Wherever you come from, wherever you are on life's journey, all are welcome in the community of faith  READ MORE >

     

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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
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  • 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
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  • Open Table...

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

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    Sunday Worship Service

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

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

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    Sermons

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    Faith in Action

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    First Church Shelter

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

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    Peace & Justice

    Changing ourselves and changing the world...

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    Interfaith Partnerships

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

    Latest News at First Church

    Our Building the Beloved Community group and our Witness Against Gun Violence and Inequality are jointly recommending for your summer reading the very powerful and already highly acclaimed Atlantic Monthly June cover article. Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, entitled "The Case for Reparations."

    On Wednesday, June 18, the Rev. Dr. Karin Case joined First Church Cambridge as a new Minister. We are thrilled to have her as a partner in the sacred work of pastoring this congregation. Here's some info you may find helpful, as she gets settled in.

    First Church will again host an all-ages, all-church retreat this fall. Building on the success of last year's retreat, which was attended by over 90 people (!), we will again gather for a full weekend of fun and fellowship. There will be time for yourself, time with your family, time to mix it up with others you may not know. The gathering will be based on the theme of Going Deeper.

    Please reduce gun violence by calling your state representative in SUPPORT of H4121, an Act relative to the reduction of gun violence. Close loopholes in Massachusetts gun laws. Want details? Google Mass Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence or speak...

    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...

    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.