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.

Support this Ministry

Become a Hilda Evans House Ambassador

We are forming an HEH Ambassador committee for people who would like to support this ministry throughout the year. If you’re interested, email office@unionboston.org to learn more!

Contribute Financially

Below you will find multiple funds to support the Hilda Evans House and its students. Any contribution will directly ease the financial burden on our students and empower them in their studies!

Hilda Evans House Weekend

Saturday, August 27 at 11:00am – Hilda Evans House Workday + Blessing of the House

Sunday, August 28 at 11:15am – Hilda Evans House Worship

There are many ways to support 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: