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.
Blessing and Peace,
Pastor Mark Seifried.
We’re in the season of Easter, which lasts until Pentecost. Learn what that means.
Pastor Mark’s Weekly Reflection
The key to understanding [mental illness] is how we react to it. We must be tolerant of ourselves and others when we find ourselves in alternate realities. We must also be mindful and assertive in helping our loved ones when they need help because sometimes they can’t help themselves.
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.
Sunday, JUne 2, following Coffee Hour, in Fellowship Hall.
All members are encouraged to attend - this is the one big policy and business meeting of our year. It's important that everyone's input be heard.
An inspirational Outreach
Our good friends at common cathedral recently released a really moving newsletter. You may know that common cathedral ministers to the homeless in Boston. We were all affected in the days following the events that began with the Marathon bombings. The homeless community wasn't exempt. In fact, many in that community live with a history of trauma and consequently were actually more shaken than some of the rest of us. Please take a moment to read Rev. Kathy McAdams' account, and thank God for the ministry provided by common cathedral.
We were very pleased that the Mass. Conference of the UCC selected our Labyrinth story to be featured in a recent Spotlight newsletter.
Conference Website Redesign The Mass Conference of the UCC’s website recently underwent a dramatic and comprehensive redesign. Have a look at their sleek, contemporary, functional new site: www.macucc.org There is a ton of great content on our Conference’s web site!
News from the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ:
- Read the weekly Mass. Conference of the UCC (MACUCC) Newsletter.
- Sabbatical coverage schedule announced for MACUCC staff
- Kelly Gallagher to serve as Acting Associate Conference Minister
- Retiring ACM Peter Wells to be honored at Annual Meeting
- Reflections on the tragedy in Boston
- Support gathering scheduled for clergy in wake of Marathon bombings
- "We are not foresaken," says Nancy Taylor at Boston Interfaith Service
- Prayers, support, pour in from all over
- Churches invited to share service information
- Resources to help churches respond to bombings; report from Old South
- Plans unveiled for garden in memory of Susan Dickerman