Welcome to United Parish in Brookline

Come and see what is happening in our vibrant, ecumenical, open and affirming congregation. Explore our life of worship, service, learning, and care. Check out our programs for children,
youth, and adults. Feed your spirit, nurture your soul and find new friends. No matter where
you are on life's journey, know that you are welcome here. 

Sunday Worship Service:

Jun 26 - Sept 4 @ 10:00am | Sept 11, 2016 - Jun 18, 2017 @ 11:00am

Pastors' Blog
Alisa Joyce

Throughout this church year, there will be opportunities to learn about our justice focus on mass incarceration and to get involved in some way. This Sunday's sermon will introduce to us the idea that mass incarceration is not some far-removed issue that we really should fight against, but something that affects us all - in practical and moral ways.

Practicing our Faith

In October and November we will offer a weekly course to dig into how we practice our Christian faith. This is a follow-up to the Animate: Faith course we had two years ago.  Animate: Practices is a seven-session adult introduction to the central practices of the Christian faith.  This curriculum gets people talking, poses real life questions with insight from seven contemporary voices, encourages artistic responses and points participants each week toward ways to practice the displine discussed.


Introducing Lindsey Franklin

One of the great gifts in this church is the way we are a magnet for bright, faithfully engaged seminarians. For many years this church has been remarkably blessed by the presence of students in one of the many divinity schools/schools of theology in the Boston Area. This week we welcome our new Seminarian for the coming year 2016-7 as a part of our staff, Lindsey Franklin.


Centering prayer is a form of meditation in the Christian tradition using the breath and a sacred word to help center ourselves in God's presence. It is a spiritual practice that many practice together in community. In the busy-ness of many of our lives, prayer often becomes one more thing to do. Or one more thing not to do.

Growing Grandparents is a place for active grandparents and kindred spirits to share ideas and experiences during this special time of life.

This fall we will be discussing the best-selling book The Whole-Brain Child by Siegel & Bryson. Meetings will be Monday mornings, 10am at United Parish – October 17, November 14, December 12, and January 9.

We will be having a three session book group this fall to discuss Richard Weissbourd’s The Parents We Mean to Be.  The book is about how we as parents can more effectively convey our moral values to our children.  A member of the United Parish in Brookline, who is a licensed MSW, LICSW, working as a therapist with families and adolescents for the past 25 year,