Welcome to United Parish in Brookline

Come and see what is happening in our vibrant, ecumenical, open and affirming congregation. Explore our life of worship, service, learning, and care. Check out our programs for children,
youth, and adults. Feed your spirit, nurture your soul and find new friends. No matter where
you are on life's journey, know that you are welcome here. 

Sunday Worship Service:

Summer hybrid worship at 10am in the Sanctuary and on YouTube. Masks required indoors. Read the updated announcement here.


Pastors' Blog
Peter Ilgenfritz

Sunday night, February 13 and I’m gripping the steering wheel on my way to Brookline wondering where I’m going and why I’m out here on a night like this.

The Negro Spiritual Royalties Project

On Sunday, October 31, 2021, the United Parish in Brookline ​launched a brand new racial justice initiative centered on the musical legacy of enslaved African Americans. We will begin the practice of collecting "royalties" ​for the African American, or “Negro,” Spirituals we sing in worship.


Worship with us in person and online

We invite you to join us for in-person worship on Sundays at 10am in the Sanctuary, or tune in on our YouTube channel. Masks required indoors.


This July, you are invited to engage with a book and/or video resources based on civil rights activist Valarie Kaur’s book See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love.

Thrifty Threads is receiving many requests for clothing support. Most needed is summer toddler and school age kids’ clothes. We have many groups we can share your outgrown clothing with.

There are Kenyan handbags located in Thrifty Threads that are for sale ($20, $30 and $40). All proceeds will go to Dhansa Maweni School to support the tireless work of Celestine and her staff who teach 70+ pre-K students from the poorest parts of Mtwapa, Kenya. Photos of some of the children as well as more details about the school can be found next to the handbags.