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Sunday Worship Service:
Jun 26 - Sept 4 @ 10:00am | Sept 11, 2016 - Jun 18, 2017 @ 11:00am
Each year, on the last Sunday before the season of Lent, the lectionary offers us the story of the Transfiguration (this year in Matthew 17). For us rational, reasonable Protestant types, it’s a fantastical story. Even peculiar. Jesus shining like the Sun. Elijah and Moses appearing out of the blue. A cloud from heaven with a disembodied voice. Jesus asking his select posse of disciples not to tell anyone about it.
Ash Wednesday - March 1 @ 7pm
Ash Wednesday is an ancient ritual that helps us remember this theological grounding, that each of us is made of finite material, inspired and animated by the breath of God.
Collaboration with Temple Shir Tikva
On Friday, March 3 and Sunday, March 5, the Chancel Choir at United Parish in Brookline will collaborate with the choir of Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland. Over the past five years, this collaboration has celebrated our shared musical traditions singing arrangements of hassidic songs, spirituals, Jewish niggun, and various settings of the Psalms. This year's collaboration features music in the folk, gospel, and 19th century classical traditions.
Groups are forming to participate in a book study during Lent. We will discussing the book Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer. Discussion will be centered on Palmer's 5 Habits of the Heart that make Democracy possible.
Each year the Temple Shir Tikva choir and the United Parish of Brookline choir collaborate on a weekend of joint musical worship services. This year, our services will be on Friday March 3 at 6: 15 p.m. at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland (141 Boston Post Road) and on Sunday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. at United Parish in Brookline (210 Harvard Street).
United Parish in Brookline is a dynamic, multi-denominational church community located in a diverse suburban town a stone’s throw from Boston’s many educational and cultural institutions. We are committed to sharing our progressive faith and vision for diversity, inclusion, and social justice with the wider world.