Are you looking for a place to hold a community meeting, theatrical performance, potluck dinner, birthday party, or other event? If so, you may be interested in renting space at First Church Somerville!
Our building has also welcomed OPENAIR Circus, Theatre@First, EarthSpirit, HONK! Festival, Tufts FOCUS, The Longwood Players, KidArt, Comedy Improv, a monthly Coffeehouse Concert, and many other local groups and organizations.
We’ve also hosted birthday parties for children and adults, holiday parties, pancake breakfast and spaghetti supper fundraisers, music lessons, and numerous other events organized by our members, friends, and neighbors.
Our building is also wheelchair accessible, with a ramp outside our Francesca Avenue entrance, a small elevator between our first and second floors, and a large unisex bathroom on our ground floor.
For more information about our current building rental rates and policies, please download our building rental packet. Our rates are negotiable for non-profit organizations and other groups wishing to rent space on an ongoing basis.
To check building availability, please see our online church calendar.
Our building rental packet also includes an application form and insurance waiver, which must be completed and returned to our Temporary Church Administrator and Building Supervisor, Jaime Matheny, to reserve your space. Once your application has been received, Jaime will add your event to our calendar and contact you to confirm your reservation.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to tour our building in person, please contact Jaime by email or phone (617-625-6485). She works part-time and is in the church office Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30-3:30, and is always happy to meet with current and prospective tenants and answer any questions you may have.
Please also note that, due to life-threatening allergies of some of our members, First Church Somerville has implemented a nut-free policy. All tenants and visitors to our building are asked to abide by this policy and refrain from bringing nuts and nut products (including sesame) into our building. Thank you!