Join us on Saturday, September 24, for our Ukraine benefit events!

HUP’s first Concert and Auction from 7pm-10pm

From 7-8pm, there will be an auction in the Parish Hall, including Red Sox tickets, foursomes of golf at the Hopedale & Franklin Country Clubs, and Bobby Orr’s

signed autobiography. There will also be light snacks and beverages at the cash bar during this time. The concert, headlined by the Poucette-Dart Band, will begin at 8pm in the Sanctuary of the church. We will cover all costs associated with the event so that 100% of ticket sales will provide aid directly to Ukraine through Sunflower of Peace, a local nonprofit.

The Poucette-Dart Band is an American soft rock group that began in the 1970s in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the country, working with such acts as The Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, and Journey, to name a few. Although the original band broke up in the 1980s, Jon Poucette-Dart has continued performing nationally and writing steadily to this day. Various members of the band have reunited and performed with him over the years. To learn more about the band, you can visit

Tickets to the event, which include the auction and general admission seating to the concert, are $30 and can be purchased on our website ( Sunflower of Peace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Massachusetts, will receive 100% of ticket sales raised by the Hopedale Unitarian Parish. This will help fund humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, specifically mobilizing support and aid for Ukrainian orphans, internally displaced persons, and those most affected by the war. To learn more about this organization, visit