Prayer Group continues to meet on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 in the side chapel. Perhaps your lightened summer schedule will allow to be a part of Living Waters Prayer Group.
On Tuesday June 16, Lunch Bunch will travel to the Museum of Scienceto view the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit. Everyone is welcome! If you have never been a part of Lunch Bunch before, this is a great opportunity to join us. Please let Stacy knowif you can come so she can arrange a group rate and transportation.
Wellspring, the Union Church’s Women’s Group, will meet on Wednesday evening, July 17 at 6:30. Join us for a light supper and time of discussion.
We will join in worship with the congregation of Common Cathedralon Sunday, August 25. We will gather on Boston Common at noon and be finished by 2:30 pm. Our service starts with a meal, provided by and served by us. So we will begin at church by making sandwiches at 11:00 am. If you would like to attend, and/or if you would like to donate sandwich making supplies, rsvp to Kathy.
Russell School: Pen Pals for campers and an invitation
Dear Union Church folks,
And it will be a happy summer for some campers at Camp Hale this year; three of whom will be able to attend because of our relationship with the Russell School in Dorchester!
Remember your sleep away camp? Have you also invested in your own child’s camp experiences? We are investing in the experience for Sean, Davien and William.
Russell receives a drastic reduction in tuition, yet many families still cannot afford to send their children. Carmen has identified students who could most benefit from this program (described briefly below), has organized a candy sale to support some of the tuition costs, and has suggested three students for our support: Davien, Sean, and William.
If you would like to write to any of them at camp, or receive letters from them please let us know very soon.
If you would like to help fund their tuition for camp, please also let us know. Simply send a check to Luisa to made out to The Union Church in Waban with the memo line of the check marked “for Russell campers.”
Thanks and as we said: Happy Summer!
Mark, Frank, Nancy and Brita
Established in 1900, Camp Hale operates on the belief that all youth, particularly those from urban environments, will benefit from challenging opportunities for physical, mental, and social growth and development. The goal of Camp Hale is for each camper to leave camp with an enhanced sense of well-being, improved social skills, and awareness of personal potential. Traditionally an all-boys camp, Camp Hale established an all-girls session in 2012 to provide inner-city girls with the chance to experience the beauty and unique opportunities that Camp Hale has to offer. Each summer, 180 young men and women ages 6 to 14 years old trade the Boston streets for lakeside cabins in the heart of the White Mountains, located on Squam Lake in New Hampshire.Residential camping allows the campers to engage in a long list of activities including canoeing, swimming, archery and hiking, fishing, ecology, camping skills, and just enjoying the mountain air. Ultimately, we seek to ensure that these skills stay with them well into the future and benefit them in other endeavors such as school, work, sports, conflict resolution, and interpersonal relationships.
Christian Century article
The June 12, 2013 issue of “Christian Century” features an excellent article entitled “Embrace and Abandonment” in which Pastor Matt Fitzgerald and poet Christian Wiman discuss their views on God.
Copies of the article are available on the side table in the chapel.
“These Days – Daily Devotions for Living by Faith” is a devotional guide published by the Presbyterian Church. Our own Stacy Swain has written the devotions for August 4 to August 10 in this summer’s issue. Copies are available at church, or subscriptions may be ordered at: