Updates for December 7, 2012

Take a Mitten, Give a Gift, Share Christmas with a Man in Need Every December, the Union Church in Waban works with Project Care and Concern in Dorchester to create a mitten tree that extends the spirit of Christmas giving to those easily forgotten. Each mitten on the tree includes the name of a man living in transitional housing and a description of the specific gift he has requested. The gifts we offer are likely to be the only gifts these men will receive this Christmas. The mittens, decorated by the church’s children, are available today. Bring your wrapped gift, with the mitten securely attached, to church by December 16. If you have any questions, please contact Joanie Kelly or Annie Gatewood . This Christmas, please take a mitten from our tree and give a gift to let one man know that he has not been forgotten.

Christmas trees and wreaths will be available for sale Sunday after worship. These beautiful trees have been freshly cut and delivered, and will be available for sale this month on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch will meet this Tuesday at noon.

Living Waters Prayer Group meets each Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the side chapel.

Wellspring, Union Church’s women’s group, will meet Wednesday evening, December 12, at 6:30 p.m.

This month’s visit to Waban Health will take place on Thursday morning, December 13 at 10:30 a.m.

The third meditation follow-up session will be held Saturday, December 15 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Reception Room. Our focus will be on basic chanting practices, such as Taize, psalms, and other plainchant. Also, an intro to meditation will follow, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. All are welcome, even if you don’t think you can sing! Please contact Kathryn Henderson with questions.

A joint fun night for the Youth Group and the 4th-5th graders will be held Friday, December 14 at church from 6:00-7:30 p.m. As is our tradition, we’ll start with pizza, so bring $5.

A full dress rehearsal for the pageant takes place next Saturday, December 15 from 9:00-11a.m. in the sanctuary. If your actor is not able to be present, please let Kathy know.

On Sunday, December 16, all are welcome to join in a Carol Sing at Waban Health. We will begin with a rehearsal at 1:15 here at Union Church, and will perform at Waban Health at 2:00 p.m. Join us for this fun and festive event.

Stacy will be away from December 25th through January 1st. We will have a guest preacher, Rev. M. Enid Watson, on December 30th. Those with pastoral care needs during Stacy’s absence should contact Deacon of the Month, Judy Nagle.