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Join with us for a Baptism on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 PM

East Church is doing a new thing. The particular needs of this young family and the loved ones they want to gather from afar for the sacrament of baptism has led us to this atypical date and time. The following Sunday, May 29, all are invited to share Sunday worship with First Congregational Church.

Updated Mask Policy for In-Person Worship

East Church’s Sunday morning worship service at 10:00 AM continues to be offered in a hybrid model, meaning congregants have the option of participating in-person in our Adams Street sanctuary or online by live video conference. Those who are able to participate in the sanctuary should note that beginning with worship on Sunday, April 3 all East Church activities will become mask-optional.

This same day, Sunday School will move to a hybrid model by continuing to offer Virtual Sunday School from 9:00-9:30am AND an in-person Sunday School experience during worship.

While we faithfully take these next steps, at the same time we want to be clear that we are a Mask Affirming community of faith. Anyone may decide that continuing to wear a mask is the right decision for them without concern for judgement by others.

You may read the Phasing Forward Team’s policy statement in greater detail in this PDF document.

If you wish to join with us online 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 through whatever mode you are comfortable with.

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!


Peace theme 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 Easter. Learn what that means.

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

Previous worship services may be viewed on Milton’s cable station. (You don't need to be a Milton resident to view these videos.)

The current week’s Worship Bulletin is available here.

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WHAT’S NEW…


Wed. March 18
6:00 PM Social Supper (bring a friend or neighbor!)

Wednesday, May 25
7:00 PM Baptism! East Church is doing a new thing. The particular needs of this young family and the loved ones they want to gather from afar for the sacrament of baptism has led us to this atypical date and time. The following Sunday, May 29, all are invited to share Sunday worship with First Congregational 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: www.macucc.org/welcome
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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