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Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Burlington, MA
335 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803
☎ 781.272.9190  🌐 office@burlingtonpres.org

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Worship

Glory to God hymnal

We gather in the sanctuary for in-person Sunday worship at 10:30 am. Sunday services are also streamed online via Zoom. To protect vulnerable members, masks are still required inside the building regardless of vaccination status. We welcome you to join us for worship in-person or online.

Worship Recordings

Pride Month – Trinity Sunday

You can view a recent worship service above and browse previous recordings at  Vimeo. Use the link below to join us online.

Sunday Worship Live-Streamed on Zoom
10:30 – 11:40 am

We’re Here Because …

Members tell why they belong to our Church in this 2‑minute video.

Community Dinners

Food serving pans

Wednesday, June 29th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

We invite our neighbors from Burlington and surrounding towns to join us on the last Wednesday of every month for an ongoing community-building venture, our free monthly community dinners.

There are no presentations or planned activities. We just want to create a welcoming space for people of any or no particular religious faith to share a meal and build stronger connections with neighbors. Meals are free – no donations of food or money are expected. We try to provide vegetarian and gluten-free menu options. A dinner salad, iced tea, and desserts is on the upcoming menu. Dinner is served continuously from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. To protect vulnerable participants, please wear a face mask inside the building except when eating and drinking. Use the button below to volunteer to help with set-up, cooking, serving, clean-up, etc.

Pentecost Offering

We are still accepting donations for the annual Pentecost Offering, one of four special annual offerings of the PC(USA).

This offering supports church-wide ministries serving children, youth, and young adults ; 40% of the offering remains with the local congregation. Past donations to the Pentecost Offering have enabled Boston Presbytery and our own congregation to sponsor Young Adult Volunteers, to explore their faith and work for food justice in Burlington and the greater Boston area. We have also used our local share of the offering to support the work of Camp Wilmot and other local programs.

Special envelopes are available at church, or you can designate your offering through your mail-in check or online giving. Please give generously because, when we all do a little, it adds up to a lot.

Watch this 2-minute video about our free community dinners:

Burlington Cable Access Television

Monthly Food Drive

Image of full grocery bag

Now that we are meeting regularly for worship on Sunday mornings, we have discontinued our First-Saturday-of-the-Month food drive for the Burlington Food Pantry. Instead, worshipers are encouraged to bring food donations for the Food Pantry to the church on the first Sunday of each month. The Food Pantry has moved from St. Mark’s church to a new site off Cambridge street: 21-23 Murray Ave, Burlington, MA 01803.

Burlington POWIR

Image of Afghan refugee family

POWIR stands for Partners Organized to Welcome Immigrants and Refugees. Spearheaded by St. Veronica Parish, the group works with Burlington civic and religious organizations to locate housing for Afghan refugees, assisting them in establishing a home and navigating a new life in Burlington.

Thanks to all who donated generously to to our congregation’s contribution to POWIR for the rent fund for the two Afghan refugees resettled in our area. We exceeded our goal of $800 (1 month’s rent for one person) and raised a total of $925 toward rent expenses!

We Affirm …

Black Lives Matter

Racism victimizes many people but has a unique impact on African Americans. Given the forms anti-Black racism has taken historically and currently, we state clearly: GOD LOVES BLACKNESS. This truth has been denied by too many for too long. We align with love and not hate; we reject racism and proclaim that God delights in Black lives.

From – Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community,
PC(USA) Churchwide Antiracism Policy.

Jesus Calls Us

Jesus calls us to care for creation.

This 3‑minute video encourages creation care, amidst climate change. We can make a difference and answer the call of Matthew 25 to care for the least of these. Learn more about our call to act as earth’s caretakers:

Singing the
Matthew 25 Vision

Our congregation accepted the invitation of Matthew 25:31-46 to be the hands and feet of Jesus, serving people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor. That vision is set to music in the hymn, β€œJesus Be With Us,” with text and tune by the Rev. Dr. David Gambrell, PCUSA Office of Theology and Worship, with singing and music arrangement by Phillip Morgan, Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY.

The author/composer and arranger/performer grant permission for use of the hymn and recording in worship, online or otherwise. For other uses, please consult the copyright holders.

Land
Acknowledgement

Map of ancestral native American lands in Massachusetts

We acknowledge that the Presbyterian Church in Burlington resides on ancestral and unceded lands of the Mattakeeset and Massachusett people (whose name was appropriated by this Commonwealth) made up of peoples including the Nipmuc, Pawtucket, and Wampanoag. We pay respect to the Massachusett elders past and present. We acknowledge, and are called to reckon with, the truth of the history of violence perpetrated by settlers and colonists against indigenous peoples. We commit to uncovering that truth and seeking reconciliation.

I am the church!
You are the church!
We are the church together!

Richard K. Avery &
Donald S. Marsh

  • Coffee table set for home communion
  • Pastor and worshipers in sanctuary
  • People gathered for coffee hour
  • Women walking labyrinth in fellowship hall
  • Backpacks piled on table
  • Person holds sign saying "Christians for Science"go
  • Women visiting in nursing home
  • Trays of food on serving table
  • Woman putting food in commercial refrigerator
  • Men hugging in Fellowship Hall
  • Box full of bagged lunches labeled "Tuna"
  • SUV filled with bags of clothing
  • New members at front of sanctuary
  • Table with advent wreath
  • Street view of our church building
  • Full sanctuary, table set for communion
  • Books seen through glass door

Peace be with you!

Page updated 23 June 2022; Burlington Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Church in Burlington, MA
335 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803
☎ 781.272.9190  🌐 office@burlingtonpres.org

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