Summer Worship Hours
East Church’s Summer Worship hours begin on Sunday, June 21. Our worship service begins at 9:00 AM instead of the “normal” 10:00.
Welcome to the East Church Community…
No matter where you are on your journey and no matter what your faith background is or has been, East Church extends a warm welcome, inviting all of God’s children to share in our common life.
If you are new to the area, or looking for a church home…
If you are seeking a safe and caring environment for your children, a creative Christian Education program, or a place to nurture your own spiritual life…
You are most welcome to join us on Sunday morning for worship!
East Congregational Church, UCC is an Open and Affirming Congregation in the United Church of Christ. We are a vibrant community of faith that strives to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. East Church welcomes the spiritual pilgrim and our congregation includes people from a variety of backgrounds and faith traditions. From this diversity we believe we gain a greater understanding of the way God is present in our lives. Together we walk this journey of faith, listening for the voice of our Still Speaking God. As followers of Jesus Christ, we believe that we can make a difference in the lives of people and in our world through the transforming power of the Gospel. Through engaging worship and study, we continue to grow in the Spirit and live our faith, building and serving community.
East Church adopted as its 2014-2015 theme the vision expressed above:
“Boldly Seeking and Bravely Doing God’s New Thing.”
You can read our Pastor’s Monthly Message here.
Our previous week’s worship service may be viewed on Milton’s cable station (channel 11) at 10:00 AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. (This has been known to change, so you might wish to consult the Milton Access TV listing page.)
The current week’s Worship Bulletin is available here.
Sunday, July 26, 3 – 5 PM
Halfway through the summer you've probably finished most of your stack of summer reading and are looking for some more intriguing titles. Here's a chance to restock, weed your bookshelves, and have some fun! Join us for book swapping, refreshments, and stories read aloud for little ones on Sunday afternoon, July 26, from 3-5 PM, rain or shine, at East Church's parking lot and side lawn (or in Fellowship Hall, if it's raining). Swapped books should be gently used and only recreational reading (no textbooks or old encyclopedias, please). Popular series for kids are especially welcome, as are novels and non-fiction for all ages, such as biographies, gardening, cooking, sports, science, crafts, etc. Please make sure whatever you bring to swap is something you'd find appealing (if you hadn't already read it!). Within these guidelines, you may brings as many books to swap as you wish. All are welcome to join the fun.
Installation Service Photos
Images from the joyous afternoon of April 26 are available to view on our website. Here's the link to the Installation Service Album.
An Evening of Voice and Verse…
…was so much fun! Photos here.
Are you new to the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC?
If you’re new to the Mass. Conference, or just want to learn more, check out the newly updated "Welcome" section of the the MACUCC website: www.macucc.org/welcome
East Church’s Kitchen Supports a Local Small Business
Bushel + Crumb offers “local food” enthusiasts a monthly subscription of savory and sweet pies, featuring locally grown fruits, vegetables, dairy and grain products. And they are baking their product in East Church’s recently renovated kitchen!
Click to learn more about Bushel + Crumb and how you can sign up for pie shares.
News from the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ:
- Read the weekly Mass. Conference of the UCC (MACUCC) Newsletter.
- What The UCC General Synod Adopted On 'Just Peace In Israel/Palestine'
- New coalition to work toward securing public accommodations rights for transgender persons - and you can help!
- Emanuel AME Church Shootings: Sermons
- Remembering Victims in Emanuel AME Church Shootings
- Conversations on Race
- General Synod to have Sacred Conversations on Race
- Important notes for Annual Meeting attendees
- Stewardship in the Changing World: Keynote Videos
- BostonWarm coalition calls for petition signatures
- Two bills would create Innocence Commission in Massachusetts