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

Postponed: One Great Hour of Sharing
Posted: Mar 5 2020 - 5:27pm

On Sunday, March 22, the offering will go to One Great Hour of Sharing, when American Baptist Churches and the United Church of Christ come together to help people nationally and internationally who need help with clean water, food, education, health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees, and disaster preparedness and response. Bring your checkbooks and help make the world a better place. Contact missiongiving@upbrookline.org.

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.