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.
East Church adopted as its 2015–2016 theme the vision expressed above:
“Boldly Seeking and Bravely Doing God’s New Thing.”
We’re in the season of Epiphany. Learn what that means.
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.
Saturday, February 6, 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall
Games enthusiasts, unite! Bring a favorite game or learn a new one. This annual event isn't just for kids - fierce rounds of Bridge have taken place right next to Candyland in years past. Don't miss the fun!
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00pm in the Chapel.
This is a wonderful, intimate, contemplative worship experience with ashes, anointing oil, and healing prayer.
Lenten Bible Study: the Gospel of Luke
This series will last for six Sundays, beginning February 14
Each session will begin at 8:30am in the Parlor. All ages are welcome!
2015 Year In Review:
An album of 2015 highlights!
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.
- Internship for Justice-Minded Young Adults
- UCC churches offer sanctuary from January immigration raids
- Your voice is urgently needed: Tell Congress & our Governor to welcome Syrian refugees!
- UCC Stands Ready to Assist Carolinas Flood Survivors
- Call for Increased U.S. Support for Syrian Refugees
- Coming Out in Support of Transgender Rights
- Watching Hurricane Joaquin: Here's How to Prepare
- New Collection of Essays on Climate Change
- Support Transgender Legislation - Sign On!
- NEW Clergy Groups Forming