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Welcome to the Presbyterian Church in Burlington, MA
Grace and peace to you in this season of Advent!
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 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 here 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

Worship Recordings

Advent 2022

Advent begins Sunday November 27. Our service for the first Sunday of Advent will include hanging of the greens.

During Advent we turn our thoughts to prepare for the birth of Jesus into our hearts and lives once more. This is a season of waiting, wondering, and worshiping God-With-Us, Emmanuel. The angels that appear in the stories of Jesus’ birth might have been very
comfortable in our world of tweets and hashtags. Their messages were often short and to the point — their favorite line being #DoNotBeAfraid. As we look
at the stories of these messengers to Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the Shepherds, we will contemplate what messages we can offer to counteract a culture of fear and bring #morehope, #morepeace, #morejoy, and #morelove to the world. Join us each Sunday in Advent as we share the ways that we can be messengers
of hope, joy, peace and love to others!

Fair-Trade Gifts

For your Christmas shopping this year, consider “fair-trade” gifts. The fair-trade movement delivers better prices, working conditions, and opportunities for farmers, workers, and artisans world-wide. We are hosting an online Fair-Trade Gift Show. Supply chains and deliveries are still challenged this holiday season. So, take a look now at this curated collection of links to organizations offering fair-trade gifts for purchase online. Your purchase of fair-trade products helps artisans and farmers build healthier, sustainable communities worldwide.

Free Community Dinners

Food on serving table

Wednesday, November 30th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

We invite our neighbors who live or work in Burlington and nearby towns to gather with us for our free, monthly community dinners – the last Wednesday of every month.

Come, to share food and conversation, and build connections with others in the community. There are no presentations or planned activities. Meals are free and open to the public; no donation of food or money or registration is required. This is not a religious or fund-raising event; those of any religious faith, or none, are welcome.

Meals are homemade, with vegetarian & gluten-free options. Dinner begins at 5:30 and is served until 7:00 pm. To protect all participants, please wear a face mask inside the building while not eating or drinking.

We need volunteers to help with preparing food , hosting, serving, set up, and clean up. Please sign up to volunteer using the button below; contact Marylou Lynn if you have any questions. Please help us spread the word and invite others to join you! 

We’re Here Because …

In this 2- minute video, members tell why they belong to the Presbyterian Church in Burlington.

Learn more about “Uplift Burlington” and our free community dinners in the 2-minute video below.

Burlington Cable Access Television

Food Pantry

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.

Primary
Jelly
Cooking Oil
Spaghetti (not pasta)
Cereal
Oatmeal (flavored packets)
Pancake Mix & Syrup
Always a Need
Coffee, Tea, Cocoa
Flour, Sugar
Side dishes 
Toilet Paper, Facial Tissue
Toiletries (Shampoo, etc.)

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, “Jesus 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 26 November 2022; Burlington Presbyterian Church

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335 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803
781.272.9190  🌐 office@burlingtonpres.org

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