It’s Time for the Greening of the Sanctuary!

Join us during the many festivities on Saturday, December 2 from 3-5pm. Help fluff the Advent Wreath, wrap the sanctuary pillars, and hang wreaths on the outside doors. Thanks to our Building Manager, the whole process can be completed in a little over an hour with lots of helping hands. Come join us! Questions? Contact Patty S. or Susan DeSelms at…. Read More

Missions Giving Christmas Market 2023

The seventh annual Christmas Market will take place Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 31, 2023. Make a gift and/or tell your friends and family that you’ve made gifts in their honor to organizations doing good in the world. Perfect for gifts or stocking stuffers. You determine the amount you want to give. Missions Giving will match all donations received. Click here to view the brochure to learn more about the organizations we’re supporting this year. Then, choose which organizations you’d like to support with a financial contribution. There are two ways to do this: 1. Click here to fill… Read More

Christmas Poinsettias

Every year, we decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas with poinsettias donated by individuals and families in honor or in memory of a family member or friend. Please fill out the online form here. Or you can email with the following: (1) your name(s), (2) who you are honoring or remembering; or you can pick up a form found in the pews or on the welcome tables on Sunday. Please donate $10 per name; if writing a check, put “poinsettia” on the memo line. Donations and forms can be sent to the Church Office or dropped in the offering plates… Read More

Transgender Day of Remembrance

To observe Transgender Day of Remembrance, we are flying a pink, blue and white trans pride flag on our front lawn. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in recognition of the 1998 murder of Rita Hester. Rita was a highly visible member of the transgender community in her native Boston, MA where she worked locally on education around transgender issues. While this day is a day of mourning and remembrance, it… Read More

Join us for a United Parish Family Christmas!

On Saturday, December 2 from 3-5pm, we will gather in the Parlor and Choir Room for music, cookies, cocoa and crafts for all ages. Then, the party will shift to the front lawn where we will trim a tree and offer warm drinks and caroling to people passing by. Come share in the spirit of this season by sharing the Spirit – who, after all, is the reason. If you would like to contribute to the event, please feel free to bring your favorite holiday dessert to share. Please RSVP here. Please contact or for more information…. Read More

Intergenerational Advent Wreath Workshop

 Join us for our annual Advent Wreath Workshop after worship on Sunday, December 3 (around 12:15pm) on the front lawn! All ages are welcome to join us for Advent wreath-making, fellowship, and merriment! In the case of rain/snow, this workshop will be held in the Chapel. For more information, contact the Children and Youth Deepening Team at…. Read More

Visiting Neighborhood Houses of Faith

Want to be inspired about how to transform our building? Join us as we visit neighborhood faith communities to learn about how they transformed their buildings to better serve their mission and goals. The next site visit will be to The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St., Boston on Sunday, December 10 at 1:30pm. Please RSVP here. Any and all are welcome! So far we have visited Saint James Episcopal, Cambridge (August 27), All Saints Episcopal, Brookline (August 30), and Kehillath Israel, Brookline (November 6). Other tours will include: Saint Cecilia’s Catholic Parish, Boston; Saint Paul’s Episcopal Parish,… Read More

Advent Midweek Worship

Join us on Thursdays, December 7, 14, and 21 from 6:15-6:45pm in the Chapel for contemplative worship. We invite you to deepen into Advent during the bustle of the holiday season by stepping into the quiet and candlelight for some centering time of prayer, song and reflection on our theme: How Does a Weary World Rejoice?   The Longest Night: A Service for the Weary – December 21 For those who have experienced loss, the joy of the holiday season can often feel elusive and out of reach. Friends, this service is for you. Bring your grief. Bring your weariness. Bring… Read More

Youth Service Opportunity – November 19

High school and middle school youth are invited to help assemble apple pies on Sunday, November 19 immediately following worship. Rev. Christine, the youth, and volunteer chaperones will go to All Saints Parish in Brookline to assemble the pies, along with other youth from the Interfaith Youth Collaborative. Pies will be donated to the Brookline Food Pantry as part of the Thanksgiving dinners they will be giving to their guests. We expect to finish our work by 1:30pm. Contact Sabbatical Pastor Christine VanDeWege at with any questions…. Read More

Join us for Advent Adult Deepening Opportunities in December

Join us for Advent Adult Deepening Opportunities in December: How Does a Weary World Rejoice? Christ was born into a weary world with many challenges, bringing good news of great joy to all, but especially those who were watching for it. This Advent, the world needs us – as individuals and as a community of faith – to watch for and share the morsels of joy and “thrill of hope” that God brought and still is bringing to our worried and weary world. There will be several opportunities to consider and connect with the story of the birth of Christ… Read More