Pastors' Blog

Archives: November 2018

Nov 29, 2018 - Amy Norton

Dear Ones,

If you couldn't tell from the Christmas music I was blasting in my car well before Thanksgiving (Advent used to start on November 15th!), Christmas is my favorite holiday of the Christian year, and Advent is my favorite liturgical season. I'm so ready. I've got Love, Actually queued up on Netflix, my roommate and I are buying our Christmas tree this weekend, and Kent, Susan, Wilson and I have...

Nov 21, 2018 - Amy Norton

Grace to you and peace, from the one who is and who was and who is still to come!

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This Sunday is the last Sunday in the Christian calendar, the last Sunday before Advent begins and we prepare to welcome the infant Christ. This particular Sunday is often called Christ the King Sunday, or Reign of Christ...

Nov 15, 2018 - Kent French

This Sunday, we have our annual autumn all-parish meeting and potluck. I hope you will come for the food and stay as long as you like. Our Gathering Team invites you to bring a favorite family dish to share. If you cannot bring a dish, come anyway.

Now, five years into my pastorate with you, I want to discuss some current trends at United Parish and where I believe they are leading us. If you’re new to us, I especially hope you will come to listen in.

Some of you may know of...

Nov 08, 2018 - Kent French

This Sunday, we have an opportunity that few churches get to experience: we will hear a brand new musical piece that has been commissioned especially for us.

A few years ago, two members of our Chancel Choir commissioned then-section leader, Christopher LaRosa, to compose a choral piece that would incorporate trombones, honoring our long-standing relationship with the...

Nov 01, 2018 - Wilson Hood

REMINDERSWe invite you to bring photos or mementos to worship as part of our All Saints celebration this Sunday.We invite you to bring non-perishable food for our monthly communion donation to the Brookline Food Pantry.Daylight Savings ends at 2am this Sunday. We turn our clocks back an hour.

In our worship planning meeting for this Sunday’s service, I joked to others on...