First Church Somerville UCC
First Church Somerville UCC

Who We Are

Are these church people weirdos, nerds, hypocrites and heretics? 

Short answer: yup!

And if you're a weirdo, nerd, hypocrite or heretic, there's room for you, too.

Our congregation is about 40% LGBTQ. We are old, middle-aged, and mostly young (our biggest demographics are under age 5, and age 22 to 45). Folks stuck on our church were raised Roman Catholic, UCC, fundamentalist evangelical, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Mormon, Unitarian, Jewish, atheist, agnostic, and the fastest-growing religious demographic in America, "none." We are Black, Latino, Asian, multiracial, and (mostly, but we're working on it) Anglo. Our families are one-parent, two-parent, adoptive, bio, queer, straight, family of choice, happily single, and all-of-the-above. We tend to be theologically ultra-progressive but we love the healthy tension that comes from stimulating dialogue and difference. 

Most of all: we are perfectly imperfect.

Look a little further to meet our staff and a couple of members...

Who landing

Staff

Meet our team!

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Meet Some Firsties

Read our stories.

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Core Values

No tests of faith, just testimony.

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History

Over 100 years and counting.

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FCS in the Media

First Church in the media.

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