Weekly updates for March 15, 2013

There will be a meditation workshop Saturday monring from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. led by Kathryn Henderson. We will be meeting in Stacy’s office.Contact Kathryn with any questions.


Please make sure to sign up for the Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Supper. Look for the sign-up sheet in the side chapel, or call the office.


The Lenten Book Group will meet Sunday after worship.

We have several Lenten resources available. Look for them on the side table in the sanctuary. They are: the Table Prayer Tent, a Lenten resource created by Bread for the World; our own Union Church weekly Lenten Guide with scripture, reflection, meditation, prayer, and even recipes; and a Lenten Meditation Practices Guide with weekly meditation practice suggestions compiled by Kathryn Henderson.


The Strategy Committee will meet Tuesday evening, March 19, at 7:00 p.m.


Prayer Group meets each Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m.

Wellspring will meet Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Join the women of Union Church for a light supper and time of fellowship.


The Internet Committee will meet Thursday morning, March 21, at 8:00 a.m.


Our monthly trip to Waban Health will be on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.


The Teaching Parish Committee will meet Thursday evening, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.


Bible Study will meet on March 24, but will not meet on Easter Sunday morning, March 31.

Eggs Needed for the Easter Egg Hunt It’s time to think about our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Your donations of candy-filled, plastic eggs are invited. Please bring them to church anytime between this Sunday and before worship on Easter morning. You can leave them in the designated box in the Crocker Chapel or in Kathy’s office. Thanks in advance for your contribution.

Planning ahead: Save the date for a retreat on April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Edwards House in Framingham. We will be spending time together in prayer and meditation, and exploring other spiritual practices. We need a minimum of 10 people to sign up. The cost will be $25, including lunch and snacks. Please contact the office to rsvp by March 22.


The next Game Night has been planned for Friday evening, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendars for this fun evening.

Small Group Lenten Dinners

Throughout Lent we will be hosting several small group potluck dinners. We invite you to choose from the following, a time and place when you can join with others from the Union Church community for a time of fellowship. Everyone is encouraged to sign up, whether you are a long-time member or new to the community, whether you have long-time friends within the congregation, or are just getting to know people, everyone is invited, so don’t miss out. Please take advantage of this opportunity.

These dinners are for everyone, so please let’s have everyone sign up! Call the office, or sign up directly on the sign-up sheet posted in the Reception Room.

More details are on the sign-up sheet. Your host will be in touch with details when sign ups are complete. Don’t miss this chance to connect with someone new! Remaining dinners are as follows:

  • Sunday, March 17th at Diane Tillotson and Karen Harvey’s home in Newton;
  • Saturday, March 23rd in Weston at Lara and Grant Gund’s home;
  • Sunday, March 24th in Waban at Gary and Brita Gill-Austern’s home.


Congregational Conversation of the life and Ministry of the Church

When: Sunday, March 24, 2013

Where: Church Vestry

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Please join us for a life-affirming discussion of the life and ministry of the church on March 24th after reception. The open forum, which will be facilitated by the moderators Molly Owen-Kiritsy and Kent Wittler, and Pastor Stacy Swain, will include topics on how we communicate church- wide activities and in what form. Are you feeling well informed about the mission initiatives of the church? Are you getting all you need from Christian education for both children and adults? What things would you do differently, or like to see added to the life of the church? Help us understand where the church can better meet your needs in all of their dimensions. We look forward to seeing you there. All are welcome.