First Church Shelter 30th Anniversary

The First Church Shelter Committee invites all members and friends of First Church in Cambridge to join in recognizing and celebrating our thirty years of mission and service to the poor and homeless. The 2017 Mitch Snyder Awards will be presented to a number of individuals and organizations at each of the Anniversary events.

Friday, October 20- Celebration in the Braun Room of Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. Adams House, 26 Plympton Street, Cambridge- 2017 Mitch Snyder Lecture. Corey Davis (National Health Policy Law Center) and Dr. Kimberly Sue, M.D., Ph.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University) will lecture on "The Opioid Crisis 101 and What Must Be Done." The Mitch Snyder Lecture and Awards are given in memory of the selfless life and example of the late Mitch Snyder, of the Community for Creative Non-Violence, Washington, DC.

Friday, October 27, 3:00 p.m.- Reception at First Church. Guest speaker: Marylou Sudders (Massachusetts Health and Human Service Secretary)

Sunday, October 29, 12:30 p.m., Margaret Jewett Hall- 2017 Doris Beauvais Luncheon. Guest speaker: Peter Cannelos (Editor-At-Large, Politico, and former Metro and Editorial Page Editor, The Boston Globe) on “Homelessness and Public Policy.” The Doris Beauvais Luncheon and Lecture memorialize the life and leadership of the late Doris Beauvais, a member of First Church who played a significant role in First Church’s acceptance of the challenge to offer shelter to the homeless.