Save the Date: Thanksgiving Community Meal is Back!

After a hiatus due to COVID, we are thrilled to be able to bring back a beloved United Parish tradition to share with our community. We will be holding the Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23 at 1pm. As you may remember, we extend a community-wide invitation to this annual sit-down dinner, which brings in around 175-200 people every year. For many, this is their only chance at a family-style traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Therefore, we will need many volunteers and lots of food donations. We will have opportunities for people to donate food, flowers, kitchen items, and their time… Read More

What’s New This Month at Thrifty Threads

September was a super busy and exciting month for Thrifty Threads! We welcomed many new shoppers as students recently returned to their college campuses. Many large donation pickups and drop offs took place this month thanks to the coordination efforts of Rachel, Louise, Adele, Ari and Anita. Second Chances, Solutions at Work, Dominican Immigrants Group, and Zion Cares Foster Closet all received clothing donations this month. We have upcoming donation pickups for Catie’s Closet and Cambridge Women’s Center. Thrifty Threads is also directing some monthly store proceeds to UNICEF to support recovery efforts in Morocco and The Hunger Ride in… Read More

Hosts Needed for Coffee Hour

The Gathering Team is seeking folks who can help with coffee hour before and after church one Sunday a month. It involves coming and hour early to set up, and bringing some food…baked at home or purchased, including fruit, cheese, and snacks. All can be reimbursed. After church and most folks have left, the food and dishes need to be cleared away and washed (we have a dishwasher!) It’s a great way to help that is flexible and fun! Contact, or call Mary M. for more info…. Read More

October is World Mental Health Month!

Join the Mental Health Committee for discussions about mental health and our Christian faith inspired by the book Held by Barbara F. Meyers. More about the book: We are offering three discussion groups: the first on October 1 after worship. This will be an introduction to the topic and book. We will have some copies of the book for you to read throughout the month. For the second and third discussion groups on October 15 and 29 (also after worship), we will use the discussion guide in the book, diving deeper into sharing our stories and learning about mental health… Read More

GBIO Updates

GBIO (Greater Boston Interfaith Organization) Faith / Power / Action There are two exciting opportunities coming up soon, to get involved with GBIO’s current work at both the state and local levels. State Level – Housing Justice Campaign GBIO’s Housing Justice Campaign is campaigning for more funding for affordable and public housing, more opportunities in training for mental health careers, and service for persons returning from incarceration. This fall is when we set up “In-District Meetings” with the state senator and representatives whose districts include Brookline, and seek their commitment to these justice issues. Join us for a training on September… Read More

Adventure, friends, fun, and learning!

 Join Brookline Cub Scouts! Pack 6 welcomes all children in grades K-5. Camping, hiking, rock climbing and community service projects are just some of the activities scouts participate in as they learn new skills, earn merit badges and make new friends. Join us for our fall Pack 6 kickoff event at 9:15am on Saturday, September 16 at New England Base Camp, 411 Unquity Road in Milton. Kids can learn to build a fire, tackle a ropes course, pick up archery skills, and more! Parents and children are invited to spend the morning and stay for a BBQ lunch. Any questions,… Read More

Thrifty Threads Update

Thrifty Threads Update Thrifty Threads is excited to have received gorgeous brand new fashion from Designers Circus. Designers Circus, a clothing store located at 1 Braintree Street in Allston, has been an ongoing support to our community store efforts. Learn more at Thrifty Threads has been super busy the last few weeks. If anyone has shopping bags to share with us, we can put them to further use as our shoppers check out at Thrifty Threads. We are also collecting kids clothing to pass on to our partner organizations that are supporting children as they start the school year. They… Read More

Welcome Back Cookout, September 10

Please join us for a cookout in WILLETT HALL on Sunday, September 10 after the church service (around 12pm). Everyone is invited to bring a side dish or a dessert to supplement the burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, and drinks we will be providing. We could use some help with set-up, clean-up, and grilling during worship. If you’d like to volunteer, please sign-up on this form: Welcome Back Cookout Volunteers…. Read More

Church School Kick-Off – September 10

Come celebrate the start of a new Church School year with us on Welcome Back Sunday. Please join us on the front lawn at 9:45am for families with young children (babies-elementary schoolers) and at 10:15am for families with older children (Middle-High Schoolers) on September 10 for a special Church School Get-to-Know-You event for children, families, and Church School teachers. We will have muffins and coffee with special music on the lawn before dismissing children and their parents/guardians to meet their teachers in the classrooms on the 2nd floor…. Read More

Welcome Back Dinners for 8, September 22 and 23

In response to feedback received through our recent vision discernment work about a desire to gather more regularly in small groups, we are organizing Welcome Back Dinners for 8 on the evenings of Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 (and a lunch option on Saturday, September 23, too!) Meals will be held in homes or at church and we can help coordinate transportation. This is a wonderful opportunity to find deeper connections and enjoy fellowship in a small group setting. Please sign up HERE and we’ll assign you to a meal on one of these two dates. Thanks to… Read More