Hearts and Hands Ministry

The Hearts and Hands Ministry seeks to embody the love and compassion of Jesus by using our voices, eyes, hands and feet to support, comfort and care for our United Parish family during times of celebration and joy, sickness and healing, grief and loss. We are an active and diverse group of volunteer caregivers who:

  • Celebrate special milestones in the lives of our members by sending cards and delivering gift bags;
  • Care for our members who are coping with illness or related needs by visiting or telephoning, providing transportation to medical appointments, preparing and delivering meals, writing notes; delivering healing gift bags; knitting prayer shawls;
  • Comfort our members who are bereaved by sending cards, assisting with transportation; visiting and telephoning;
  • Gather in small groups to make items to include in gift bags (prayer shawls, mittens, baby blankets) or food, and participate in special projects to help United Parish members.

We welcome and encourage you to explore the variety of volunteer opportunities offered through this ministry.


Hearts and Hands Care Coordinator
Church Office ( 617) 277-6860

Upcoming Hearts and Hands Ministry Events

November 25, 2018 - 12:15pm (Hearts and Hands Origami Ornament Workshop)
December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm (Hearts and Hands Ministry Team Meeting)

Latest Hearts and Hands Ministry News

Hearts and Hands Ornament Making
Posted: Oct 10 2018 - 11:58am

Over the past several years, H&H has made fleece blankets for our high school graduates. A byproduct of this endeavor has been lots and lots of fleece squares that we have saved and for which we have now found a purpose for – handmade Christmas ornaments. We will have a group sewing session on Saturday, October 27 from 9:30am-12pm in the Choir Room. This activity is appropriate for all ages 12 and older and no sewing skills are required! We will offer the ornaments for sale during the holiday season, with proceeds going to the United Parish Emergency Fund. For more information, contact upheartsandhands@gmail.com.

Hearts and Hands Prayer Shawls
Posted: May 17 2018 - 2:26pm

We received a fantastic response to our call for prayer shawls. Thanks to all from the bottom of our hearts! You may leave completed shawls in the Church Office marked: To Hearts and Hands; From [your name]. Contact upheartsandhands@gmail.com.

Hearts and Hands Service Day
Posted: May 17 2018 - 2:24pm

Join us on Saturday, June 2, 9:30am-12:30pm in the Choir Room at United Parish. We have blankets to make for high school seniors and babies, and gift bags to assemble for those celebrating joys or dealing with life’s concerns. It’s fun to socialize while working together. Coffee and munchies served. Come for all or part of the time. All are welcome! Contact upheartsandhands@gmail.com for more information.


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