First Church was a leader in the creation of the Harwich Ecumenical Council for the Homeless, addressing the housing problem of families in need, a first of its kind program in Massachusetts, moving families from motels to homes at a cost lower than the state funded motel housing. From these efforts followed the Children’s Center, providing low-cost daycare, as well as the Cape Cod Ecumenical Youth Ministries program, ministering to the needs of troubled youths.
In addition, Pine Oaks I, II and III offer 163 pleasant, affordable housing units for the elderly, an idea that began at First Church back in the 1970’s. Several of our members continue to play an important role on the Board of Directors of this independent non-profit outreach program today.
As you will discover, First Church is generous and caring, concerned and actively involved each year in meeting the spiritual and social needs of our community and beyond.