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 2016 theme the vision expressed above:
“Boldly Seeking and Bravely Doing God’s New Thing.”
We’re in the season of Easter. 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.
Stay up to date with East Church
Jan and Jenna report on their recent mission trip
Sunday, April 23; starting with a special Coffee Hour featuring Dominican foods, followe by a slideshow and talk about what they saw and did.
A Concert of Favorites
in the Church's Sanctuary
Sunday, April 30 at 12:15pm (right after Coffee Hour)
Featuring Lynn Salmonsen, piano,
Scott Woolweaver, viola,
and special guest artists.
The program consists of "Favorite Musican Selections," ancient and new, classical to pop.
Proceeds from an optional, free-will donation will support two local youth music programs, plus East Church's own music ministry.
2016 Year In Review Photo Album
An album of 2016 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.
- UCC Churches to Focus on Climate Change with Earth Day, People's Climate March
- UCC calling Creation care advocates to the People's Climate March in Washington D.C.
- Nominations Wanted for Haystack Justice Award
- Synod Delegates to Consider Proposed Amendments to UCC Constitution and Bylaws
- April is Healthcare Decisions Month!
- Searfarer's Friend Needs Ship Visitors
- People of All Faiths Invited to Join Connecticut River Pilgrimage
- UCC Offers Five Steps for Refugee Accompaniment
- RSVP for March 10 Standing Rock March
- Sacred Conversations on Immigration