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Our special Choral Music Sunday Worship on December 17 highlights the incredible heritage of great music composed for the Advent season. This year we will be singing a setting of the Magnificat by German composer Michael Praetorius–an attractive work that combines plainchant, polyphony, and...

The annual First Church Christmas Party will be held following Morning Worship on Sunday, December 17. Organized and animated with great affection and skill by the Friends of Fellowship! Watch for details, coming soon.

When: Sunday December 17 @ 12:30 p.m.
Where: Margaret Jewett...

The Un-Pageant is a creative and fun tradition at First Church! On the fourth Sunday of Advent, during Morning Worship we tell the Christmas story together as a congregation by donning costumes and accessories (think halos and wooly sheep ears) that transform us into angels, shepherds, sheep,...

“Come all ye faithful and celebrate” with us at our family-friendly candlelit Service of Lessons and Carols. With a beeswax taper in hand, sing and celebrate this “silent night,” as we give thanks for Emmanuel –God with us– and as we fill our Sanctuary with the warmth and light and joy of...

Join us in Lindsay Chapel for this First Church Christmas Morning tradition. Greet the new day and the Christ-child with an intimate communion service of lessons, carols, prayers, and a special harpsichord offering by Peter Sykes of William Byrd’s The Bells.

When: Monday December 25 @ 11:...

Save the date and join us for a simple dinner followed by a gorgeous candlelit service. This traditional Epiphany celebration is a First Church favorite. Details to come in the Epiphany issue of EVENT, in First Glance (our weekly Friday email), and right here on this page.

When: Saturday...

Following our remarkable Youth Group Civil Rights Tour in February, 2017, many of you expressed interest in a similar tour for adults. We heard you, and we share your enthusiasm! In 2018 we’ll offer a variety of opportunities to engage deeply with issues of freedom and liberation, memory and...

First Church member the Rev. Dr. Jim Antal has served since 2006 as Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ, the largest Protestant denomination in the Commonwealth. In addition to overseeing the extraordinary staff of the Massachusetts Conference,...

Issa Bibbins, accomplished composer and Minister of Music at Roxbury Presbyterian Church, will join us with some special gospel music on January 7 and 14. You may remember his original work Beyond Sunday Morning, which premiered at First Church in May, 2017. We expect that Issa will be leading...

Join us for a three-session series led by Ministerial Intern Tony Amoury Alkhoury, “Meditations and Reflections on Nativity Scenes.” In these sessions we will be reflecting on the two passages narrating the Nativity story in the New Testament, Matthew 2:1-11 and Luke 2:6-15. We will be comparing...