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 thanksgiving@upbrookline.org to RSVP or volunteer to help out that day.

Latest Community Thanksgiving Dinner News

2017 Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Posted: Nov 29 2017 - 11:53am

Our 34th annual Thanksgiving Dinner was a huge success! We welcomed nearly 200 guests from the Brookline area for a traditional meal. We couldn't have done it without the help of 75 volunteers and the coordination of the planning committee. We are grateful to all who donated food, supplies, decorations, and their time. Special thanks to Brookline Food Co-Op, Boy Scout Troop 6, Saturday's/Sunday's Bread, Brookline Food Pantry, Whole Foods in Brookline, and Wegmans in Chestnut Hill. Thanks to the Brookline Public Libraries, Housing Authority, Senior Center, Council on Aging, Mental Health Center, and Center Communities in Brookline for helping to spread the word about the meal as well.

All set up and waiting for volunteers and guests to arrive.


Beautiful table settings.


Pastor Kent giving the volunteers an orientation.

 

Volunteers getting ready to serve.

 

Waiting for the dinner to begin.


Volunteers in the kitchen.


Volunteers preparing the turkey.


Happy volunteers in the kitchen.

 

Plating the delicious home-cooked food.

RSVP for Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Posted: Oct 30 2017 - 5:37pm

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

If you would like to attend the dinner, you can sign up here, email thanksgiving@upbrookline.org, or call 617-277-6860 x7. The dinner, which will be held downstairs in Willett Hall, begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017 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.

To volunteer to help at this event, learn more here.

Project Pumpkin
Posted: Oct 26 2017 - 11:52am

Once again, the 4th and 5th grade Church School class is planning to make pumpkin bread for our Thanksgiving Dinner guests. We will be collecting spare change after worship on Sunday, October 29 and November 5. We will use the change to buy supplies for baking the bread. We look forward to your support!