We think our beliefs should govern our actions as we grow in faith together to do God’s work in the world: serving others and working for peace and justice. Mission is important to us.
Our building near Tufts University is a community resource and gathering place, a venue for musical practice and performance, and home to the philanthropic Nave Art Gallery and other arts organizations. We house mission-based tenants, including the Open Center for Children (a mixed-income day care center) and the office for Volunteers of America’s Veteran’s Housing Program. We welcome Girl Scouts and 12-step groups, among others.
We have worked with local inter-faith groups to further the cause of peace and nonviolence in our communities.
We have a strong commitment to peace and justice in places such as the Middle East and Africa through members whose homes or work are in these parts of the world.
Some of Our Recent Local and Global Mission Efforts
As a congregation, we
- provide Christmas gifts for needy families and support a local food bank through Somerville Early Head Start
- participate in Church World Service’s Blankets+ Program
- participate in the Presbyterian coffee project, which supports fair trade coffee,
- knit rainbow stoles for General Assembly
We have joined with others from the Presbytery of Boston to
- support Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteers
- march in Boston’s Pride Parade under a “Presbyterian Pride” banner
- help families in Maine improve housing on work trips to Mission at the Eastward (MATE)