Michael's Bar 97 Washington St, Somerville, MA02143 Packed at 10 am each morning with night shift workers cracking their first few beers, this is a self described "workin'…More man's bah." Domestic longnecks and whisky line the tables in various stages of consumption. Keno and the lotto are the primary entertainment, along with hilarious stories from the mouths (and imaginations) of the many retired regulars. Dogs are also a common sight in Michael's. On Sunday nights the karaoke machine makes an appearance and is a popular evening with the lesbian community.
Dunkin' Donuts 282 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Not only is this one of the larger Dunkin' Donuts in Somerville, this all-night hangout can satisfy your sweet tooth and…More coffee cravings 24/7. Street parking is hard to come by in busy Union Square, but visitors can pull right into the parking lot out front. Dunkin' Donuts is one of the most successful coffee and bake shop chains for good reason. With 52 types of donuts, an ever-evolving breakfast and snack menu and coffee served about a dozen different ways, they offer plenty of choices. It's a recipe that works on more than just this corner: since the first Dunkin Donuts opened in Quincy in 1950, they've added over 8,000 more locations worldwide.
The United Church of Christ was founded in 1957 as a union of the evangelical and reformed branches of the protestant…More church and now comprises 6,100 churches and 1.4 million members—including President Barack Obama. The Somerville UCC states that members "believe many different things about God, and about the person of Jesus Christ. Many of us hail from other traditions…We find common ground in our yearning to build beloved community."
The church is noncreedal, stating "there is nothing you have to believe in order to belong," and also has a strong commitment to diversity. Rev. Molly Baskette is pastor and Ian Holland is support pastor, but nonordained persons also lead prayers and sometimes preach as part of the church's commitment to share everyone's religious experience.
Music is a key part of services. In addition to adult and children's choirs, members also play in the Strings of Glory bluegrass band, the First Church Marching Band, the Project SOUL funk band, and occasional brass or classical ensembles. A coffee hour and potluck follows Sunday services. Nursery and Sunday school are offered, as are Night Outs, where parents drop off kids for evening activities at the church so they can have a free evening.
Events and volunteer activities are strongly focused on social justice issues. The church participates in and supports a number of efforts to help feed the homeless and others in need.