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God’s expansive welcome through Jesus Christ is for all people – young and old; women and men; gay and straight; churched and unchurched; and of all races, backgrounds, and ways of life. We are called together to embody Christ’s love in the world: this is what it means to us to be the church.

We gladly extend God’s welcome through this online doorway to the United Parish of Brookline. We look forward to welcoming you in person soon. Located in the vibrant heart of Brookline in Coolidge Corner, we are a congregation born of three different churches who in 1970 came together as one parish. Today we continue the rich worship traditions and denominational connections of all three of the original churches – the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the American Baptist Church.

And we are continually creating something new.

The people of United Parish have heard God’s call, not just to go to church, but to do and be church together. We walk together on our individual faith journeys and seek God together. United Parish envisions our life together through these four directions:

  • Gathering – growing deep relationships between individuals, in small groups, and as a congregation
  • Exalting – worshipping God together and on our own
  • Deepening –exploring and maturing our faith through study and spiritual practices
  • Stretching – expressing God’s call in our lives through our actions within the church, in the neighborhood, and the world

United Parish in Brookline responds with joy, energy, and imagination to God’s call to proclaim and to live the Good News of Jesus Christ. We seek to express God’s radical hospitality through the inclusion of all kinds of people in the community of faith. United Parish understands part of its prophetic witness to be advocacy for the full participation of LGBTQ people in the life and leadership of our three denominations and in our local church life. We also express this welcome through worship services, educational activities, and fellowship that bring together children, teenagers, elders, and everyone in between.

We hope that this website is a warm welcome to the United Parish and a tool for exploring how God may be calling you to journey with us.  You can also read more in our Welcome Brochure.

May God’s grace and peace be with you.