Let's Eat


At United Parish in Brookline we love any excuse for two things: a chance to get together and a chance to eat!

Coffee & Conversation

Each Sunday before and after worship, the church comes alive with the smell of coffee, the sound of conversation, and goodies brought by members and friends. Connect with long-time friends, engage with visitors or find a quiet corner to catch up on the news. All are welcome!

Dinners for Eight

Twice a year, the Gathering Ministry Team hosts dinners (and cookouts!) for about eight in nearby homes and at the United Parish building. These gatherings offer good food and good conversation in a small group setting. Sign up when the next Dinner for Eight is announced. Everyone is welcome!


Potluck picnics allow us to make closer connections amid the smell of a charcoal grill, the sound of laughter and the taste of potato salad, hot dogs, homemade dishes and fresh baked cookies!  Picnics take place next to the church building in our own Memorial Park. There we share stories, welcome visitors and sit around picnic tables while children jump and play on our playground equipment.


Throughout the year, we gather for shared meals and time to connect and enjoy each other’s company. Potlucks are a great way to get to know someone you haven’t met before, and catch up with old friends too. 

Latest Let's Eat! News

Postponed: Know Your Neighbor Potluck & Chili Cook-off
Posted: Feb 27 2020 - 2:03pm

Join us after worship on Sunday, March 15 in Willett Hall for our annual chili cook-off. This meal will be set up so you can sit with and get to know the folks from your area. We ask our wonderful chili chefs to bring in their best offerings. If chili is not your forte, please bring a dessert. Truly, the most important thing is that you bring is yourself! Contact gathering@upbrookline.org for more information.

Volunteers Needed for Dinner Church
Posted: Feb 12 2020 - 3:46pm

Lenten Dinner Church is just around the corner and we are in need of volunteers! This service is one of our most intimate and rich worship opportunities at United Parish, and it also one of our most labor-intensive to organize. As such, we need whatever help you can provide!

If you are interested in any of the roles detailed below for our dinner church dates- March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2- please contact Seminarian Jaz Buchanan at seminarian@upbrookline.org as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for helping create sacred Lenten mid-week services for the United Parish community.

Volunteers to prepare salad and help with cleanup are especially needed.

Soup Preparation (1 person/family): Preparing a simple, vegetarian dinner soup that serves between 30-35 people. Soups can be prepared anytime the week before dinner church and dropped off for refrigeration in the kitchenette. This is a great way to contribute if you can't attend dinner church this year!

Salad Preparation (1 person/family): Preparing a simple garden salad that serves between 30-35 people. Salads can be prepared ahead of time and dropped off in the kitchenette. This is also a great way to contribute if you can't attend dinner church this year!

Setup (2 people): Extra sets of hands to set up tables, table settings, serving ware, etc. Setup volunteers should plan to arrive around 5:15pm before dinner church at 6pm.

Cleanup (2 people): Extra sets of hands to break down tables, clean dishes, and pack up leftovers. Cleanup volunteers should plan to stay until around 7:30pm.

Lenten Dinner Church
Posted: Feb 12 2020 - 3:44pm

Join us for a contemplative, candlelit service over a shared meal each Thursday from March 5 through April 2 from 6:15-7:00pm in the Parlor. Doors open at 6pm. Dinner church is a post-modern return to an ancient worship model that has been sweeping the country- just like what the early Christians did in their own homes. We’ll enjoy soup, salad, communion, some prayer, confession and music. For more information, contact Seminarian Jaz Buchanan at seminarian@upbrookline.org or Associate Pastor Amy Norton at amy@upbrookline.org.