First Church strives to create a variety of opportunities to develop and share our faith and fellowship.
Creating beloved community is at the heart of who we are as First Church Somerville. We offer a variety of programming and opportunities to meet up, to learn more about our faith and each other and to engage in our local community.
Justice and Outreach
Our Justice and Outreach committee at First Church Somerville is consistently working on making “God's expansive love and justice real through (...) transformative community engagement.” Our main areas of work for 2023 and 2024 are Food/Housing Insecurity, Foster to Adopt Support, and LGBTQ justice.
Sunday School and Nursery
First Church Somerville aims to be a space of faith and belonging for people of all ages. We invite families to bring their children to worship and also provide child care and Sunday school during services in a safe and inclusive environment.
Queer Pastoral Residency
The Queer Pastoral Residency is an innovative collaboration between First Church Somerville and the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. The program gives an opportunity for new, queer-identified pastors to engage their passions in both congregational ministry and the work of the wider church in an environment that accepts and celebrates all of who they are.