Important Notice

East Church worship services will be virtual-only through January.

Due to concerns raised recently by the members of the congregation surrounding the highly contagious Omicron Variant, Church leadership issued the following statement:

  • We will suspend in person church services effective Sunday January 9, 2022. All services will be remote.
  • We will target February 6, 2022 to offer services in person at the church as well as via zoom.
  • The Phasing Forward Group will meet on January 25, prior to Council to assess and confirm the reopening date.

If you wish to join with us virtually and are not on the church’s mailing list, please email to receive a link to our online worship services and a copy of the bulletin for the week.
If you have any questions call us at (617) 698-0270

We look forward to worshiping with you.
As disappointing as this development may seem, we remember the words to the song our church school children often sing: The church is not a building… WE are the church, together.

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!

Advent banner hanging in sanctuary, created by Tony Andrade 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.

We’re in the season of Epiphany. Learn what that means.

You can read Pastor Shelly’s most recent Reflection here.

Sabbatical Pastor Wendy holds informal online office hours most Wednesdays. You are invited to drop in - no appointment necessary! (But you might need a link if you aren’t on the church’s email list. Ask Lanelle for login details:

Previous worship services may be viewed on Milton’s cable station.

The current week’s Worship Bulletin is available here.

Stay up to date with East Church


East Church’s Faithful Future Planning Committee will host three focus group sessions: January 9th after church, January 10th at 11am,January 11th at 7pm. All sessions will take place on Zoom.
The next round of conversations are scheduled for February 6, 7, and 8. We hope you will take advantage of these critical opportunities to shape the direction and the future of East Church.

A Year in Review
A lot happens at East Church in a year!
Get a glimpse of a year at East Church here.

Are you new to the United Church of Christ?
If you’re not familiar with this progressive Protestant denomination, check out the "Welcome" page on the the Mass. Conference of the UCC website:
The Southern New England Conferences of the UCC was recently established, consolodating several states' conferences into one, more efficient organization. Get to know the SNEUCC via its new website here.

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 renovated kitchen!
Click to learn more about Bushel + Crumb and how you can sign up for pie shares.

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