About the Hilda Evans House

In May 2021, Union Church Boston voted to convert our parsonage into an active mission site — named the Hilda Evans House. We are partnering with Boston University School of Theology in order to deploy the parsonage to support candidates for ordained ministry. We are also excited to provide a safe space for African and African American students, undergirded by our core values of unconditional love, inclusion and justice.

The House is named after the late Hilda Evans who was a Union elder who advocated for intentional engagement of the church in the community, playing a pivotal role in helping Union connect deeply with our LGBTQ+ neighbors in the South End of Boston.

The inaugural year of this ministry is funded through a grant from the United Methodist Foundation of New England (rent scholarship) and the generosity of members and friends of Union Church Boston.

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Advent in August

Prepare ye the way!

The Union Church Boston (UMC) parsonage will soon be home to six theology students. As we prepare the way for a student move-in date in mid-August, we are anticipating the numerous tasks needed to ready the house and seek the help of Union members and friends in this venture.

There are many ways to participate in preparing the Hilda Evans House for our incoming students. 

    • Donate to the Scholarship Fund
    • “Keep the Lights On” Crew (donate to Utilities Fund)
    • In-Kind Donations, Hospitality, and/or On-Going Sustaining Support Network

Comments and questions may be directed to Rev. Charlene Zuill at charlene.zuill@unionboston.org

Support the Hilda Evans House financially through these funds: