Let's Eat


At United Parish in Brookline we love any excuse for two things: a chance to get together and a chance to eat!

Coffee & Conversation

Each Sunday before and after worship, the church comes alive with the smell of coffee, the sound of conversation, and goodies brought by members and friends. Connect with long-time friends, engage with visitors or find a quiet corner to catch up on the news. All are welcome!

Dinners for Eight

Twice a year, the Gathering Ministry Team hosts dinners (and cookouts!) for about eight in nearby homes and at the United Parish building. These gatherings offer good food and good conversation in a small group setting. Sign up when the next Dinner for Eight is announced. Everyone is welcome!


Potluck picnics allow us to make closer connections amid the smell of a charcoal grill, the sound of laughter and the taste of potato salad, hot dogs, homemade dishes and fresh baked cookies!  Picnics take place next to the church building in our own Memorial Park. There we share stories, welcome visitors and sit around picnic tables while children jump and play on our playground equipment.


Throughout the year, we gather for shared meals and time to connect and enjoy each other’s company. Potlucks are a great way to get to know someone you haven’t met before, and catch up with old friends too. 

Upcoming Let's Eat! Events

September 24, 2017 - 12:00pm (Coffee Hour)
October 1, 2017 - 12:00pm (Ministry Team Celebration)
October 8, 2017 - 12:00pm (Coffee Hour)
October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm (Coffee Hour)
October 22, 2017 - 12:00pm (Coffee Hour)

Latest Let's Eat! News

Dinners for Eight in August
Posted: Jun 29 2017 - 10:50am

Interested in attending a summer dinner? Dinner guests can sign up on the bulletin board in Willett Hall. We encourage you to try to share a meal with people you don’t know well. If you have questions or want to attend but won't be able to sign up in person, email gathering@upbrookline.org.

Sign up for one of the times below to join in on the fun and fellowship! More details are available on the bulletin board in Willett Hall.


Sunday, August 20 at 6:00pm (hosted by Kate H. in Brookline)

Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00pm (hosted by Debra H. at United Parish) (Combined with the August book group for Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway.)

Saturday, August 26 at 4:30pm (hosted by Bob and Patricia S. in Brookline)

Saturday, August 26 at 5:00pm (hosted by Ed D. in Brookline)

Sunday, August 27 at 4:00pm (hosted by Amy C. in Waltham)

Sunday, August 27 at 5:30pm (hosted by Caitlin and Henry M. in Roslindale)

*NEW* Sunday, August 27 at 6:30pm (hosted by Katy and Ben M. in Newton)


(Updated 8/24/17)


Let's Gather this Easter Weekend
Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 3:25pm

All are invited to gather for two events over Easter Weekend for fun and fellowship: Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 15 @ 10:30am (Griggs Park) and Easter Brunch on Sunday @ 9am in the church Parlor. All are welcome. Read more.

On Saturday, April 15, we invite the young and young at heart to join us in Griggs Park @10:30am. Read more for details.

On Easter Sunday, April 16, beginning at 9:00am we welcome all to come join us for a drop-in potluck breakfast in our Parlor. Bring some breads, fruit, pastries - whatever your favorite Easter breakfast contains - and enjoy the company of others at the beginning of the day's Easter celebration.  The Nursery will be open for children ages infant - 5 years old - @ 9am. We will also enjoy Coffee Hour together after worship.

We hope to see you on Easter morning for fellowship and worship.


Dinners for Eight, Take Two
Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 2:41pm

Looking for some warmth and community this winter? Come one! Come all! It's the second Annual Winter Dinners for Eight!

36 hosts are waiting for you to sign up for dinner - an afternoon or evening of good conversation and laughter, for all friends and members of the United Parish on February 4 and 5, 11 and 12!

Sign-ups will continue through January. You can sign up in person during coffee hour or any time on line HERE. You indicate the day(s) you can come, and your host will contact you about time and food arrangements. We have noon time and evening hosts, hosts at the church, and children-friendly hosts! All allergies and accessibility issues easily managed.

To sign up, simply fill out the on-line Participants Form. Your filled-out Participants Form will be sent to a member of the Gathering Ministry Team and to the Church Office only. After receiving all the forms, the Gathering Ministry Team will match hosts and participants, and notify you before the end of January with your "Dinner for Eight" date, time and location.

If you have any questions, contact the Church Office.