Mission Giving

At United Parish in Brookline we are grateful to be able to share gifts with organizations doing good work in a variety of communities.

The funds United Parish gives away come from three sources:

  • Interest from the United Parish church endowment
  • Church members who direct a portion of their annual pledges to support Missions Giving
  • Specific offerings several times a year in church services

In addition, the Missions Giving Committee matches, doubles or triples the amount raised by congregants involved in church-sponsored fundraising initiatives, such as:

  • The Walk for Hunger
  • One Great Hour of Sharing, an initiative of several Christian denominations coming together since to help support 1946 to support relief and refugees

At United Parish, we are grateful to be part of community so dedicated to giving back.

Recent gifts have included:

Domestic Relief

Feeding America
Lowell Fire Relief

Health Care

Health Care For All

Homelessness

Pine Street Inn
Boston HealthCare for the Homeless
Horizons for Homeless Children
Thrifty Threads for Haley House
Thrifty Threads for BostonWarm                                
Outdoor Church of Cambridge
Pilgrim Trinitarian Congregational Church

Hunger

Brookline Emergency Food Pantry
Sunday’s Bread
Walk for Hunger
Community Servings
Society of St. Andrews
Food for Free
Cooking Matters

International Relief

One Great Hour of Sharing
Doctors Without Borders
Mercy Corps
Vision of Hope School (Zambia)
Ashra Brava School (India)
YOUNG-Africa
United Methodist Haiti Mission
Duke/Rwanda Bridge Construction
Afghan Children’s Mini Circus

Gun Safety/Violence Prevention

Children’s Defense Fund
Mothers for Justice and Equality

Marriage Equality

Guest preaching of Reverend Frank Schaefer defrocked by United Methodists for officiating marriage of his gay son

Mass Incarceration

Jobs Not Jails (EPOCA)
Concord Prison Outreach
Community Resources for Justice
Mass Bail Fun

Social Services

Hospitality Homes
Mt. Pleasant Home

Veterans

Homes for our Troops
Bob Woodruff Foundation
Blue Star Mothers
Run to Home Base

Miscellaneous

Charity Navigator
The Giving Common (Boston Foundation)

(617) 277-6860

Latest Mission Giving News

Christmas Giving Market
Posted: Nov 21 2018 - 1:09pm

Join us after worship on December 9, 16 and 23 to purchase cards to tell friends and family that a gift has been made in their honor to an organization doing good in the world. Perfect for gifts or stocking stuffers. Descriptions of the organization included on all cards. You can determine the amount you want to give. From the Brookline Food Pantry; to Everytown for Gun Safety; to the Heifer Project... and more! Purchase your cards during Coffee Hour. Spread the joy that is United Parish! Contact missiongiving@upbrookline.org.

 

Check out the booklet and order form.

Missions Giving Christmas Market
Posted: Nov 22 2017 - 9:29am

Join us after worship to purchase cards to tell friends and family that a gift has been made in their honor to an organization doing good in the world. Perfect for gifts or stocking stuffers. Descriptions of the organization included on all cards. Amounts from $5 to $50 available. From educating girls in Afghanistan; to the Brookline Food Pantry; to Everytown for Gun Safety; to the Heifer Project... and more! Purchase your cards during Coffee Hour on December 10 and 17. Spread the joy that is United Parish! Contact missiongiving@upbrookline.org.

Click here for the booklet listing all of the options.

Blankets for Incarcerated Youth
Posted: Apr 20 2017 - 10:14am

The Judge Connelly Youth Center is an intake and detention center in Roslindale for youth who are charged with a crime and being detained. When the director needed blankets for the 48 youth living in the Center, they asked United Parish if we could help out. The director wondered if we might be able to provide some cheerful, attractive blankets that would double as bedspreads. What they currently have are blankets that are “scratchy’’ and plain. The idea was to provide a more uplifting environment for the youth during their time of incarceration.

After a couple months of choosing a blanket that meets their needs, along with gaining approval from various groups in the church, the Ending Mass Incarceration team requested donations from the congregation in the form of the Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday Plate Offerings. To our amazement, 90% of the funds were raised just on Palm Sunday. The balance has been made up from the Maundy Thursday offering and the MIssion Giving Ministry Team. Well Done,....and THANK YOU!

On Monday, April 24th, at 11:00, we will be delivering the blankets and taking a brief tour of the Youth Center. If you would like to come and take the tour with us and get to know the Center, you are more than welcome to join us -- the more the merrier. We will post some pictures and a description of our tour after our visit.

Contact: endmassincarceration@upbrookline.org