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Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Burlington, MA
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
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.

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

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

Worship Recordings

Pride Month – Trinity Sunday

We’re Here Because …

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

Community Dinners:
Last Wednesday of Every Month

Food serving pans

Wednesday, August 31st, 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. Dinner is served continuously from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. To protect all participants, please wear a face mask inside the building except when eating and drinking. Use the button below to volunteer for helping with set-up, cooking, serving, clean-up, etc.

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

Burlington Cable Access Television

Monthly Food Drive

Image of full grocery bag

Worshipers are encouraged to bring food donations for the Burlington 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 to provide rent money 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 01 August 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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