Archives: October 2020

Growing Grandparents will meet on Wednesday, November 4 at 10am via Zoom, for conversation. This is a place for active grandparents and other peers to share ideas and experiences during this special time of life. ALL interested persons are welcome.

Leaving a legacy gift in your will is a wonderful way to maintain a charitable organization that you care about and touch the lives of people for years to come. If you have chosen to include the United Parish in your estate planning, we would love to know.

On Sunday, November 1, we commemorate All Saints Day. We welcome receiving the names and photos of the saints in your lives (loved ones, family, friends, mentors) to include in a special slideshow presentation during online worship.

We are pleased to announce that United Parish has received a Clergy Renewal sabbatical grant from the Lilly Endowment, more info here.

We are creating a virtual, congregation-wide Advent wreath! We invite families to send in a photograph of something that represents HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and/or LOVE. This can be a photo of a drawing, an arranged photograph, a sculpture, something in nature, you name it!

As we move deeper into the fall, we encourage everyone in the congregation to take a peek at what our children and youth are learning this month. 

Hearts and Hands will again be hosting a food drive. We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food on Tuesday, November 10 from 10am-2pm and Saturday, November 14 from 9am-1pm. Please bring donations to the Chapel ramp door during these hours.

Join Minister of Music Susan DeSelms and Seminarian Katharine Henry as they lead a fall prayer hike on Sunday, November 1 from 2:30-4:30pm (new time) at Hemlock Gorge Reservation in Newton/Needham.

Save the date for our fall all-parish meeting on Sunday, November 15 directly after worship. Contact Jennifer Rodine at

This year, our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be different. Preassembled meals will be available for delivery only on Thursday, November 26 to the Greater Boston Area. Meals will be cooked and prepared by volunteers at United Parish.