United Parish In The News

Learn more about the National Fund for Sacred Places:

Southern New England Conference, UCC, “Two SNEUCC Churches Receive Sacred Places Grants”, December 20, 2023

Press Release from United Parish, December 6, 2023

Brookline.News, “United Parish awarded grant for repair work”, October 23, 2023

United Parish Weekly Announcement, “United Parish Receives $250k matching grant!”, October 19, 2023

National Fund for Sacred Places Announcement, October 16, 2023


Learn More About Our Negro Spirituals Royalties Project:

Brookline Tab, November 2, 2021

GBH News, November 16, 2021

NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, January 8, 2022

Rev. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show “Politics Nation”, January 15, 2022

Faith and Leadership, a learning resource for Christian leaders and their institutions from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, March 22, 2022.

NBC10 Boston, “Brookline Church Creates Way to Pay Royalties for Spirituals”, April 11, 2022

Newsweek “A Growing Number of Religious Groups Are Developing Reparations Programs for Black Americans”, July 31, 2022

WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle, “Brookline-based choir raises money to support young Black musicians”, October 13, 2022


Learn more about our response to vandalism of our Transgender Pride Flag:

Statement Affirming Trans People, June 8, 2023

Statement Affirming Trans People, September 1, 2022

Boston25 News, September 5, 2022

NBC Boston Channel 10, September 5, 2022

The Boston Globe, September 5, 2022

Boston.com, September 5, 2022

7News Boston WHDH, September 4, 2022

WCVB Channel 5, September 5, 2022

Masslive.com, September 5, 2022

CBS Boston, September 6, 2022

Brookline Patch, September 6, 2022

The Sagamore (Brookline High School’s Student Newspaper), September 8, 2022

Them.us, September 6, 2022

LGBTQNation.com, September 7, 2022


Learn More About Our Partnership with the Brookline Food Pantry:

“Brookline Food Pantry Has A New Home Amid Increased Need” – 7/1/21 – Brookline Patch

“United Parish in Brookline Announces Partnership with Brookline Food Pantry” – 7/1/21 – Brookline Tab


Learn More About Our Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner:

“United Parish brings back its Thanksgiving dinner, a decades-long tradition halted by pandemic” – 11/21/23 – Brookline.News

“Brookline Church Delivers Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need” – 11/26/20 – NBC Boston Channel 10

“Volunteers Prepare Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Brookline Church” – 11/27/19 – WBZ Channel 4


Learn More About Our Musical Partnership with Temple Shir Tikva:

“The Day the Church Sang in Yiddish” – 2/17/22 – JewishBoston.com

“Choirs from Jewish Temple, Christian Parish combine voices in Wayland” – 9/24/22 – WHDH Channel 7 News


Learn more about Thrifty Threads:

BU Today, “The 16 Best Secondhand Shops in and around Boston” November 15, 2019

The Boston Calendar, “The 26 Best Thrift Stores in Boston for Vintage and Designer Finds” January 13, 2024

Brookline.News, “At Thrifty Threads, Volunteers cultivate community through clothes” January 23, 2024