Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Every year on Thanksgiving Day at 1:00pm United Parish in Brookline hosts a full sit-down Thanksgiving meal for up to 175 people.  The meal and service are all provided by volunteers in the church and in the community, and some food local organizations.  The meal is offered free of charge. 

The church office does ask for an RSVP to give those who work tirelessly on this project sufficient information about the number of people to expect for the meal.  The church office is receiving RSVP's now.  You can call 617-277-6860 x7 or email to RSVP or volunteer to help out that day.

Upcoming Community Thanksgiving Dinner Events

Latest Community Thanksgiving Dinner News

A Successful Thanksgiving Dinner
Posted: Dec 4 2019 - 10:20am

Special thanks to all those who donated food and flowers, and volunteered their time to make this year’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner a success. We once again filled Willett Hall with over 220 guests, 100 volunteers, 50 pies, 20 turkeys and God’s love! This event could not have been possible without all of you. Your love, support, time, and dedication made this dinner one of the largest, smoothest, and well received Thanksgivings we have had at United Parish.

It warms our hearts to see the church basement filled with so many people coming from so many different places to share a meal and fellowship together. We truly could not have done it without each and every one of you. Thank you for showing up, organizing jobs, solving problems, preparing food, setting tables, greeting guests, serving, washing dishes, playing music, making friends, and breaking bread with one another.

Together in our gathering we have shared our love, widened our community, and become richer for it. Every year we wonder how we will pull it off. And every year to our amazement it all comes together, thanks to the loving energy and talents you bring to this effort. Your love and generosity uplift us all.

–The Thanksgiving Coordinators

Project Pumpkin
Posted: Oct 22 2019 - 4:05pm

Once again, the 3rd-5th graders are planning to make pumpkin bread for our Community Thanksgiving Dinner guests. We will be collecting spare change after worship on Sunday, October 27 and Sunday, November 3. We will use the change to buy supplies for baking the bread. We look forward to your support! For questions, please contact


RSVP for Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Posted: Oct 10 2019 - 1:21pm

Each year, United Parish hosts a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day for members of the wider community. Church members and friends donate the food, do the cooking, and volunteer to serve the food to our guests. Everyone is welcome!

The dinner, which will be held downstairs in Willett Hall, begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and doors open at 12:30pm. Please enter through the 15 Marion Street entrance. We look forward to sharing this holiday together, and giving thanks for all of God's blessings.

If you would like to attend the dinner, please sign up here, email, or call 617-277-6860 x7.


To volunteer at this event, please click here.


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