No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
TClimate Marchhe UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries is an official co-sponsor of the Climate March to be held in Washington on Saturday, April 29 to draw attention to the harm done to people and all of God’s people when the earth is polluted.  A similar march organized in New York City a few years ago by the same group drew 400,000 people.  Read more...
Parables of Jesus The Parables of Jesus (Jesus Seminar), by Robert Funk, et al.  Jesus died in about 30 CE.  The first gospels were not written for several decades after that, and in the intervening years, Jesus’ teachings were preserved by oral tradition.  This short book focuses on the parables of Jesus, which tell us so much about his understanding of the Kingdom of Heaven.  The book sifts through the parables and reaches conclusions about which of the parables are most likely to have been taught by Jesus. Read more...
affordable housing Two Housing Professionals in Our Congregation Share Their Expertise.  Please join us for this nurture as we learn about current efforts to confront the affordable housing crisis in Washington, recognized as one of the least affordable cities to live in the nation.  Many First Church members are nationally-recognized leaders in their fields.  Join us to learn from two of those leaders about their groundbreaking work in the difficult field of affordable housing, particularly their work in DC. Read more...
One Congregation, One Family Are you interested in working with a team of First Church members to mentor a family transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency? If yes, you might be perfect for the One Church One Family mentor team. Volunteers will work with families to help them achieve specified goals. All families will be preparing to move from the District’s Rapid Re-housing program -- which provides rental and utility assistance as well as supportive services for a specified short period of time -- to market-rate housing. Read more...
Sasha BruceFirst Church is bringing hope and help to homeless youth and other youth in need of services in the downtown area through a weekly drop-in center that we are operating in partnership with Sasha Bruce Youthwork and the Downtown Business Improvement District.  The drop-in center continues the First Church legacy of engaging directly with our community and working to address issues of homelessness.  Read more...
Break Away!  A 30-minute meet-up for meditation, silence, and prayer, Wednesdays between 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. a time of meditation and silence in the chapel.  No matter your faith or religion, you are welcome here for a time of silence, to sit with others and meditate. Read more...