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
Come join our Fall Fellowship Weekend activities on October 8-10! Check out the events flier HERE. We have a variety of exciting fellowship activities planned - a Zoom Trivia night promising lots of fun and prizes, an apple picking excursion to a family-favorite orchard, and coming together to celebrate with a lunch on the United Parish lawn after service on Sunday. Lunch foods will be provided but in the spirit of fall, we are welcoming anyone who would like to bring an apple dessert to share. We hope to see you at some or all of these events. If you have any questions about any of the weekend happenings, please contact the Gathering team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple Picking Excursion Info
Date: Saturday, 10/9/2021
Time: Meeting at the Orchard at 10:30am
Meeting location: by the goats near the orchard store
Activities: apple picking, farm stand, burgers and hot dogs, pumpkins, hayrides, cider donuts, goats, bunnies, and chickens to visit, as well as opportunities for hiking in the woods with mountain views and enjoying fellowship in the great outdoors.
Things to bring:
- Outdoor shoes
- clothing layers
- bug spray
- water bottle
Contacts for the day:
- Hackleboro Orchard: 603-783-4248
If you are interested in ride sharing (driving or riding), please contact Gathering at email@example.com
Ride share best practices:
- Stay home if you are sick or if someone in your household is exhibiting undiagnosed symptoms
- Wear a mask
- Open windows to increase airflow
- Consider seating that may allow for distancing if possible
- Avoid using recirculated air
- Use hand sanitizer
If you have any other questions about the day, please contact Gathering at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be offering a special outdoor family worship service on Sunday, September 12 from 9:45-10:15am, geared towards children under 12 and their families. Our outdoor Coffee Hour that morning will be at 10:15am to allow folks attending only the outdoor worship or only the indoor worship to have fellowship time with each other. On September 19, we will resume our regular Coffee Hour schedule, which will be outside around 11:45am/12pm immediately following worship. Contact email@example.com.
The Gathering Team is thrilled for the return of a favorite United Parish tradition, Dinners for 8! - or this time, Picnics for 8!
These events are a chance for us to gather for fellowship and deepen our connections with one another in small groups of around 8 people. Meals will be hosted by members of the congregation over two upcoming weekends: July 30-August 1 and August 6-8. Daytime and evening gatherings are offered. All are welcome to attend—newcomers, long-time members, and friends of all ages!
These picnics will be hosted outdoors to provide a safe and comfortable environment for anyone interested in joining. Please follow this LINK to review the United Parish guidelines for outdoor gatherings.
Sign up to attend a meal: If you would like to attend a meal, please click on this LINK to indicate your availability and other important information. The last day for registrations will be Sunday, July 25.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and we look forward to seeing you at a meal!