An Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, located in Milton, MA.
Building and Serving Community in Christ's Name.
We invite you to share in our hybrid worship experience Sunday mornings at 10:00 EST.


“I believe, help my unbelief.”

The gospel of Mark includes a powerful story of a parent seeking healing for their child. First, the disciples attempt to heal the child, but are not able to do so. Jesus arrives in the midst of this encounter and the parent immediately turns and pleads with Jesus to heal the child. Jesus tells the parent, “All things can be done for the one who believes.” The parent cries out, “I believe, help my unbelief.”

Many, many of us travel in and inhabit this world and our faith within the cry of this parent,
“I believe, help my unbelief.”

We choose to live in covenant as a congregation in the United Church of Christ and resonate deeply with three guiding principles in this covenant.

Our faith is 2000 years old.
Our thinking is not.

We believe in God’s continuing testament.  We are committed to hearing God’s ancient story anew and afresh in our lives and in the world today.  We try to remain attentive to God’s creative movement in the world. Religion and science are not mutually exclusive, and our heads and hearts are both welcomed in our worship.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.

We believe in extravagant welcome.  We understand Christ’s communion table as open, not closed, and God’s gift and claim on every one of us in baptism are irrevocable.  We seek and advocate justice for all.  We extend hospitality as a sign of God’s inclusive love.  Our perspective is global, not provincial.  We work with — not against — people of other faiths.

Never place a period where
God has placed a comma.

We believe the church’s mission is to change lives — individually, systemically and globally.  We work to make transformation possible—in our selves, in our neighborhoods, in our community, in our commonwealth, in our world—and we trust in God’s grace.

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Vision and Mission

Members of East Church worked hard to develop Vision and Mission statements. They consequently reflect our shared values.

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Open and Affirming

East Church extends a welcome to all of God’s children, without regard to race, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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Our Denomination

Learn about the history and values of the United Church of Christ, with which East Church is affiliated. “God is Still Speaking.”

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We celebrate two sacraments, outward signs of God’s invisible grace, at East Church: Baptism and Communion.

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