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Sunday Worship Service:

Sep 7 - Jun 21: 11:00 am | Jun 27 - Aug 31: 10:00 am 

Pastors' Blog
Lisa Straus

Dear Sisters & Brothers-

This week, our Creation Stewardship Lenten theme takes us to the passage in Genesis where God gives dominion to humankind over all the plants and animals God has created. As I have mulled over merging this idea of humankind's dominion with Palm Sunday, I have landed in Psalm 72.

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday (April 2) we will gather at 6:30pm for the Foot-Washing Rite.  At 7:00pm we will follow the Passion story through the last supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas' betrayal and Peter's denial.  We will gather at Christ's table and serve communion to one another. On Good Friday (April 3) there will be a Tenebrae Worship Service at 7:00pm. We will listen to the seven last words of Jesus from a variety of perspectives and personal testimonies, while extinguishing light.


Easter Sunday

We invite you to join us for worship and fellowship celebrating the resurrection of Christ together.  There will be a sunrise service, breakfast together, a choral prelude of excerpts from Handel's Messiah featuring the Chancel Choir with string quartet, followed by festival worship with communion.  Childcare for ages up through 5 is available beginning at 10:45am.


On Easter Morning, April 5, we will be getting a head start on the joyous celebrations by bringing back one of the great traditions of Christian worship, the Easter Sunrise Service. We will gather at the SW corner of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir at 6:15 (corner of Beacon and St. Thomas.

The Associate Pastor Search and Call Committee has been working hard to discern what the United Parish needs in an Associate Pastor at this time and how that person will work with all of us to further the United Parish vision in all its directions.

Trio Cleonice and Friends, a monthly chamber music series in the Parlor at United Parish in Brookline, presents "The Russian Soul - The Russian Voice" on Tuesday, April 7th at 7 pm.