Return to regular worship schedule
Now that we're all back in our regular routines after the summer, please remember that East Church’s worship begins at 10:00 AM
Welcome to the East Church Community…
No matter where you are on your life’s 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. (The phrase “Open and Affirming” is church-speak. Roughly translated, it means we provide a safe sanctuary, open to and affirming of all people; East Church explicitly extends a welcome to all regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Learn more about what we mean by Open and Affirming here.) 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.
You can read Pastor Shelly's most recent Reflection here.
Our previous week’s worship service may be viewed on Milton’s cable station (channel 9) 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.
Stay up to date with East Church
Weather permitting, we'll once again share a community building experience with our friends and neighbors in Crane Field on Saturday, September 29.
Set up begins at 10:00. The party is from 11–2:00.
Continuing to Consider Solar Power at East Church
The Finance Committee invites all interested church members to attend (in person or via conference call) a meeting Thursday, July 26 at 7 PM in the parlor to discuss solar options for our church roof.
Those who cannot make it in person can dial in to a FreeConferenceCall.com meeting at this number (515) 739-1417 and punch in the access code 593469# (six digits plus the # sign).
A Year in Review
A lot happens at East Chuch in a year!
Get a glimpse of a year at East Church here.
Toward an East Church Ethic of Creation Care and Faithful Stewardship of our Building and Grounds
East Church's Environmental Stewardship Assessment (ESA) as well as reporting on other aspects of what the church leadership has been doing recently to keep making our building more energy efficient is available via this page. Please note the ESA document is quite large and will probably take your browser some minutes to render. Be patient!
2017 Year-in-Review Photo Album
2017 highlights at East Church: a photo album of memories!
Block Party Photos
Photos from the 5th annual block party, organized by East Church and the Friends of Crane Field, are online. Have a look!
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.
- Preaching Needed on Youth Climate Trial
- Veterans for Peace: Ring Church Bells on Armistice Day
- $250 Matching Grants for CWS Kits Available from UCC Disaster Ministries
- People of Faith Asked to Sign Letter Countering Threats Against Colombia Peacemakers
- Supplying Help at the Border
- Clergy: Sign on to Keep Families Together
- 2018 Stewardship Theme Materials
- Bullying Resolution, Transgender Rights, and an ONA Milestone
- Conference Seeks Racial Justice Training Leaders
- Conference Disaster Coordinators Gather