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Hearts and Hands Souper Bowl Recap

Thank you to the cooks who prepared the chili, cornbread and brownies for the Souper Bowl sale. And, thank you to all those who purchased these items. We raised $553 which will go towards the National Fund for Sacred Places matching grant…. Read More

Updates from the UPLIFT Team

Updates from the UPLIFT (United Parish Leading Into Future Transformation) Team Here are just a few ways that United Parish has been Leading Into Future Transformation this month! We are getting ready to work with consultants to conduct a feasibility study, an important preparatory step for our capital campaign. Stay tuned for details! In order to keep accessibility at the forefront of our building repairs and updates, we will discuss options for the entrance under the bell tower with Gale Associates, the company that performed our initial building assessment. The National Fund for Sacred Places will work with us to… Read More

Brookline Peace Coalition Presents: Brookline for Peace in Palestine and Israel

Brookline Peace Coalition Presents: Brookline for Peace in Palestine and Israel; Past, Present, and Where We Go From Here Saturday, March 2 from 5-7pm at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School Auditorium (345 Harvard Street, Brookline). Many in Brookline have direct or emotional ties to Israel and Palestine and have thus been deeply affected by the attacks of October 7 and the subsequent bombardment of Gaza. Join us for a panel discussion of the decades-old conflict – the past, current state, and how we can envision a peaceful future. Resources for further learning and reflection curated by Brookline Booksmith will be… Read More

Poetry in America Screening and Conversation

Poetry in America Screening and Conversation with TBZ Member Lisa New and Tracy K. Smith Monday, April 8 from 7:30-8pm at Temple Beth Zion (TBZ) (1566 Beacon Street, Brookline). Co-sponsored by United Parish in Brookline. Join us for a screening and discussion of the 25-minute film, “Hill Country.” “Hill Country,” written by Tracy K. Smith, is a contemplative poem that explores connections between the divine, the natural world, and the human experience. It invites readers to reflect on the spiritual qualities of nature and the potential for witnessing the “holy” participating in ordinary moments of life. In this episode, both… Read More

Thrifty Threads Update – Bags Needed

Sales are up and shopping bags are low! Please share any of the great bags you might have collected. Larger bags are especially treasured for our more successful shoppers and strong bags for people walking home or taking the bus are a super plus!… Read More

Youth Service Trip Info Session

Join us on Wednesday, March 6 at 7pm on Zoom to learn about our youth service trip to Maine this summer, which is open to any youth currently in 8th-12th grade. Contact Associate Pastor Amy Norton at amy@upbrookline.org…. Read More

Easter Flowers 2024

Each year, we decorate the altar with flowers donated by individuals and families honoring or remembering a family member or friend. If you would like to contribute toward the flowers and have the names of your loved ones printed in the bulletin on Easter Sunday, please complete the form online, email office@upbrookline.org, or fill out a pink form found in the pews. Please donate $10 per name; if writing a check, put “Easter flowers” on the memo line. Deadline is Sunday, March 24 (Palm Sunday)…. Read More

Thrifty Threads Starts Out Strong in 2024

The Thrifty Threads volunteers continue to make a tremendously positive impact on the local community and environment. Our January 2024 numbers include: Donations to partner organizations: 133 bags or 1,396.5 pounds Mobil Textile Recycling: 11 bags or 115.5 pounds Thank you to all of our volunteers, and keep up the fantastic work!… Read More

Thrifty Threads Invites You to Summon Your Inner Fairy Godmother

This season, Thrifty Threads is partnering with The Cinderella Project to make young ladies’ princess dreams a reality! The Cinderella Project is a nonprofit organization that provides formal gowns and dresses to girls and women for prom, weddings, and other special occasions. From now until March 23, we are collecting formal dresses, shoes and accessories of all sizes. Currently, The Cinderella Project is most in need of plus size gowns, but all sizes are graciously accepted. Let your friends, family, and neighbors know about this magical opportunity to give back and make a difference in the lives of others!… Read More

Lent and Holy Week Schedule 2024

Ash Wednesday Wednesday, February 14 7pm Worship in the Chapel Learn more Lenten Discernment Class Sundays, February 25, March 3, 10, 17 5:30-8pm in the Parlor Sunday, March 24, 12:30pm in the Parlor Learn more Lenten Dinner Church Music and worship over a shared sacred meal. Thursdays, February 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21 5:45pm Doors open in the Parlor 6:00-6:45pm Worship Learn more Palm Sunday Sunday, March 24 11am Worship in the Sanctuary and on YouTube Maundy Thursday Thursday, March 28 6:30pm Foot-Washing in the Chapel 7pm Worship and Communion in the Sanctuary and on YouTube Good Friday Friday,… Read More