Please note that East Church resumed fall hours on Sunday, September 7. Sunday Worship begins at 10:00 AM.
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.
Church School children participated in the 11/30 worship service, decorating the sanctuary for Advent.
We’re in the season of Advent. Learn what that means.
The Advent season is filled with wonderful opportunities for fellowship and spiritual enrichment. This page outlines East Church’s Advent and Christmas special services and activities.
You might also enjoy reading our Pastor’s Monthly Message.
Our previous week’s worship service may be viewed on Milton’s cable station (channel 8) at 10:00 AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.
The current week’s Worship Bulletin is available here.
East Congregational Church will present two “Blue Christmas“ services this year.
The first will be on Wednesday, December 10 at 6:30 PM.
The second, for those who find evening gatherings difficult, will be on Thursday, December 18 at 1:30 PM. Both services >will be held in the intimate setting of the church's Chapel.
These special services will provides a time of contemplative worship to name and consider struggles and challenges many people encounter within a season devoted to celebration and rejoicing. If you are sad, grieving, alone, struggling to find light in your life, or simply desire a quiet spot to rest and reflect on your way, please come.
What's the Christmas Tree in East Church's sanctuary all about?
At East Church, our Christmas Tree is used to remind us to donate gifts for the City Mission Society's Christmas Shops. Ornaments on our tree contain descriptions of a person to bring a gift for. Please take an ornament, meditate on the description and come back with an appropriate gift to place under the tree. Then, feel free to put a angel ornament on the tree. If you are able, bring several gifts! We have until Sunday December 14th to deliver our gifts.
Gifts for all ages are needed, not just children. From experience we know that the hardest persons to buy gifts for are teenage boys.
These gifts are organized at the Winchester UCC church and are then delivered to various sites to allow City Mission Society families to shop for gifts. East Church has supported and participated in this initiative for many years. Please give generously!
Sunday, December 14 after worship in Fellowship Hall.
Great food and great fellowship.
This is one of several not-to-be-missed East Church events.
We hope you’ll make a point of being part of this joyous event!
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.
- Sad News - our beloved brother in Christ, Andy, has died
- Justice & Witness Haystack Awards: Nominations Wanted!
- A Resolution of Witness Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Background Information
- Annual Meeting planning team wants your church's story!
- Proposed Resolution of Witness Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- Inspiring Super Saturday draws 650 to Ludlow
- Super Saturday full - no walk ins can be accommodated
- Annual Meeting Delegate guidelines posted
- One year later: Remembering Susan Dickerman
- Gallagher called as Associate Conference Minister