Hearts and Hands Ministry

The Hearts and Hands Ministry seeks to embody the love and compassion of Jesus by using our voices, eyes, hands and feet to support, comfort and care for our United Parish family during times of celebration and joy, sickness and healing, grief and loss. We are an active and diverse group of volunteer caregivers who:

  • Celebrate special milestones in the lives of our members by sending cards and delivering gift bags;
  • Care for our members who are coping with illness or related needs by visiting or telephoning, providing transportation to medical appointments, preparing and delivering meals, writing notes; delivering healing gift bags; knitting prayer shawls;
  • Comfort our members who are bereaved by sending cards, assisting with transportation; visiting and telephoning;
  • Gather in small groups to make items to include in gift bags (prayer shawls, mittens, baby blankets) or food, and participate in special projects to help United Parish members.

We welcome and encourage you to explore the variety of volunteer opportunities offered through this ministry.

Please Note: Hearts and Hands New Email Address The Hearts and Hands ministry team has a new email address as of January 2021, which is heartsandhands@upbrookline.org.

Contact: 

Hearts and Hands Care Coordinator
Church Office (617-277-6860)

Upcoming Hearts and Hands Ministry Events

January 23, 2021 - 10:00am (Food Drive for Brookline Food Pantry)
January 30, 2021 - 10:00am (Food Drive for Brookline Food Pantry)

Latest Hearts and Hands Ministry News

Food Drive for the Brookline Food Pantry
Posted: Jan 19 2021 - 2:57pm

Since COVID-19 began, the Brookline Food Pantry has been serving four times more families than previous times. Help us support the Pantry by bringing donations to United Parish this month.

We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food at the Chapel ramp door on Saturday, January 23 from 10am-2pm and Saturday, January 30 from 10am-2pm.

Items in high demand are:

Rice
Cereals
Lentils (all varieties) 
Oatmeal
Mac and Cheese
Pastas (any kind)
Pasta and Tomato Products
Canned Soups and Beans
Canned Vegetable and Fruit (low sodium and no sugar added products)
Dry Beans (all varieties)
Fresh Produce 
Healthy Snacks for Kids (granola bars, seaweed packages, fruit cups)

You may also make a monetary donation by visiting brooklinefoodpantry.org/monetary-donations or mail a check made payable to the Brookline Food Pantry to 15 St. Paul Street, Brookline, MA 02446. Contact heartsandhands@upbrookline.org for more information.

Food Drive for Brookline Food Pantry
Posted: Dec 1 2020 - 11:37am

The Hearts and Hands Ministry Team will be collecting food for the Brookline Food Pantry on Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12 from 10am to 2pm at the Chapel ramp door. This is a very important mission for the United Parish and the Brookline Food Pantry as it is just before the Christmas holiday and many families will be in need of supplies. The Food Pantry continues to be in need of canned tuna, canned chicken, rice, cereal, lentils, macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, canned vegetables, diced tomatoes, and shelf stable milk or juice. Contact upheartsandhands@gmail.com.

Food Drive for the Brookline Food Pantry
Posted: Oct 20 2020 - 5:49pm

Hearts and Hands will again be hosting a food drive. We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food on Tuesday, November 10 from 10am-2pm and Saturday, November 14 from 9am-1pm. Please bring donations to the Chapel ramp door during these hours. The Food Pantry continues to be in need of canned tuna, canned chicken, rice, cereal, lentils, macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, canned vegetables, diced tomatoes, and shelf stable milk or juice. Contact upheartsandhands@gmail.com.