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.”
We’re in the season of Easter. Learn what that means.
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.
Pastor Shelly is being officially installed at a special worship service on Sunday, April 26, at 4 PM, and you're invited! Nursery care will be provided, so don't hesitate to bring young children. Let's see if we can pack the East Church sanctuary for this joyous celebration. If you can make it, please remember to wear "a touch of red," which is the liturgical color for such ceremonies. And don't forget there's a dinner to follow, to which you are also invited!
An Evening of Voice and Verse
What do a classic rock band, local story tellers, and a jazz saxophonist have in common? All of them will be performing at the second annual Evening of Voice and Verse at East Congregational Church, 610 Adams Street, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. An Evening of Voice and Verse will once again feature the Full Turn Band and saxophonist Saychelle Dunn.
Interspersed with the evening’s music, local story tellers will weave their stories with this year’s theme of “Romance.” Storytellers this year include East Congregational Church’s pastor Shelly Davis and local writer Suzette Martinez Standring. Don’t miss this fun, eclectic evening of music and story. Refreshments will be available, provided by the Milk and Honey Baking Collaborative. Suggested donation is $10.
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.
- UCC and Church World Service leaders speak out on delay of immigration actions
- 2015 Haystack Award Nominations sought for Charitable, Social Justice Ministry
- Help the Hungry in Western MA: Call your Legislator about MEFAP
- House bill would assist elders, children and people with disabilities
- Did winter take a toll on your church?
- VIDEO: Antal gives talk on civil disobedience as a spiritual practice
- Cyclone Pam devastates island region
- Stories of transformation being sought for Annual Meeting
- MA Conference churches reach out to immigrant children
- Health care company targeted in cyber attack; MACUCC members do not appear to be impacted