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 2015–2016 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.
October Bible study
East Church will offer a special Bible study in October, entitled “Jousting With Job.” Job is an amazingly rich, deep, disturbing, and provocative story with truly timeless resources for thought and discussion. We won't meet for the first session on October 4 as originally planned because Pastor Shelly needs to be with family out of town. We hope you'll seriously consider being with us on October 11th at 8:30 in the Parlor.
Block Party — Postponed!
The annual Crane Field Neighborhood Block Party has been postponed due to weather until Saturday, October 17 from 12–3:00 p.m. If you can attend this fun community event, great! If you can help, even better. Please get in touch with Susan Harvey.
Sunday, October 4, rain or shine, from 12–4:00 p.m. at Pierce Middle School. East Church will have a table along with many other town organizations and businesses. It’s a great event so we hope you’ll plan to stop by.
More information about the 2015 event is available on the ¡CelebrateMilton! website.
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.
- Watching Hurricane Joaquin: Here's How to Prepare
- New Collection of Essays on Climate Change
- Support Transgender Legislation - Sign On!
- Urgent: Affirm the importance of resettlement and support for Syrian refugees!
- NEW Clergy Groups Forming
- Support Public Accommodations for Transgender People - Sign on to the Legislation
- 2015 Stewardship Theme Materials Now Available
- Racial Justice Top Priority for UCC President John Dorhauer
- Statement in Opposition of Mass Incarceration
- Summer News, Needs and Thanks from Worcester Fellowship