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:
Lowell Fire Relief
Health Care For All
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
Brookline Emergency Food Pantry
Walk for Hunger
Society of St. Andrews
Food for Free
One Great Hour of Sharing
Doctors Without Borders
Vision of Hope School (Zambia)
Ashra Brava School (India)
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
Guest preaching of Reverend Frank Schaefer defrocked by United Methodists for officiating marriage of his gay son
Jobs Not Jails (EPOCA)
Concord Prison Outreach
Community Resources for Justice
Mass Bail Fun
Mt. Pleasant Home
Homes for our Troops
Bob Woodruff Foundation
Blue Star Mothers
Run to Home Base
The Giving Common (Boston Foundation)
Latest Mission Giving News
Now that the 2020 Christmas Market is complete, our congregation is donating a total of $18,000 to 12 different organizations doing good locally, nationally and internationally. (Members of our congregation raised about $8,000 and Missions Giving supplemented that with another $10,000.) Thank you for your support of this annual tradition! Contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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