Let's Eat


At United Parish in Brookline we love any excuse for two things: a chance to get together and a chance to eat!

Coffee & Conversation

Each Sunday before and after worship, the church comes alive with the smell of coffee, the sound of conversation, and goodies brought by members and friends. Connect with long-time friends, engage with visitors or find a quiet corner to catch up on the news. All are welcome!

Dinners for Eight

Twice a year, the Gathering Ministry Team hosts dinners (and cookouts!) for about eight in nearby homes and at the United Parish building. These gatherings offer good food and good conversation in a small group setting. Sign up when the next Dinner for Eight is announced. Everyone is welcome!


Potluck picnics allow us to make closer connections amid the smell of a charcoal grill, the sound of laughter and the taste of potato salad, hot dogs, homemade dishes and fresh baked cookies!  Picnics take place next to the church building in our own Memorial Park. There we share stories, welcome visitors and sit around picnic tables while children jump and play on our playground equipment.


Throughout the year, we gather for shared meals and time to connect and enjoy each other’s company. Potlucks are a great way to get to know someone you haven’t met before, and catch up with old friends too. 

Upcoming Let's Eat! Events

January 21, 2018 - 12:00pm (Coffee Hour)
January 26, 2018 (All day) (Winter Dinners for Eight)
January 28, 2018 - 12:00pm (Coffee Hour)
February 4, 2018 - 12:00pm (Coffee Hour)
February 10, 2018 (All day) (Winter Dinners for Eight)

Latest Let's Eat! News

Winter Dinners for Eight
Posted: Dec 18 2017 - 5:22pm

Join the United Parish for our widely popular "Dinners for 8." We are looking for hosts and guests for our upcoming dinners/lunches, scheduled for January 26, 27, and 28, 2018 and February 10, 2018. All are welcome to host or attend, newcomers and long-time members alike! Hosting entails anything from opening your home for a potluck to opening your home and providing the entire dinner. We are also looking for some people to host their meals at United Parish. Two or more people may team up to serve as hosts as well.

Friday, January 26 (dinner)

Saturday, January 27 (lunch)

Saturday, January 27 (dinner)

Sunday, January 28 (lunch)

Sunday, January 28 (dinner)

Saturday, February 10 (lunch)

Saturday, February 10 (dinner)


If you're willing to host a meal, please fill out this form.

If you would like to attend a dinner, please fill out this form.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Caitlin at [email protected].

All-Parish Meeting and Lasagna Lunch
Posted: Oct 31 2017 - 12:45pm

Join us after worship on Sunday, November 19 in Willett Hall for our all-parish meeting and potluck lunch. We will provide lasagna, garlic bread, and drinks. Last names A-M are encouraged to bring desserts, and N-Z are encouraged to bring side dishes. But the most important thing to bring is yourself! Contact [email protected] for more information.

Dinners for Eight in August
Posted: Jun 29 2017 - 10:50am

Interested in attending a summer dinner? Dinner guests can sign up on the bulletin board in Willett Hall. We encourage you to try to share a meal with people you don’t know well. If you have questions or want to attend but won't be able to sign up in person, email [email protected].

Sign up for one of the times below to join in on the fun and fellowship! More details are available on the bulletin board in Willett Hall.


Sunday, August 20 at 6:00pm (hosted by Kate H. in Brookline)

Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00pm (hosted by Debra H. at United Parish) (Combined with the August book group for Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway.)

Saturday, August 26 at 4:30pm (hosted by Bob and Patricia S. in Brookline)

Saturday, August 26 at 5:00pm (hosted by Ed D. in Brookline)

Sunday, August 27 at 4:00pm (hosted by Amy C. in Waltham)

Sunday, August 27 at 5:30pm (hosted by Caitlin and Henry M. in Roslindale)

*NEW* Sunday, August 27 at 6:30pm (hosted by Katy and Ben M. in Newton)


(Updated 8/24/17)