Online Worship

10:00 a.m. (In-person and Online via Zoom)
Sunday – May 29th

Sunday Service: This Sunday we will continue with the theme, Those Who Dream Change Everything, and explore how Jesus is God’s dream, and how through Jesus we experience God’s dream for all creation. Pastor Wendy will preach on this day.
 
Pick-up Choir: UCW Congregation members & friends are invited to join a ‘Pick-up Choir’ this Sunday. This is a fun, casual opportunity to sing together. If you are interested, please show up at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact our Minister of Music, Mijin Choi ([email protected]) .
To join Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom:  
 
Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
 
The bulletin is available HERE

10:00 a.m. (In-person and Online via Zoom)
Palm Sunday – April 10th

We begin this Holy Week with our intergenerational Palm Sunday service, led by our youth. We will wave our palms high and hear the story of Holy Week (in age-appropriate ways) in this special service. We hope you will join us in-person or on Zoom.
 
For those joining online, you can print out and color a palm from Illustrated Ministries
 
Children and youth of all ages are invited to remain in the sanctuary for this special service. Our Prayground in the Memorial Chapel will also be available with special Palm Sunday crafts and materials.
 
Our Lenten Prayer Station, “God’s Doors Are Open to All,” will be available. Daily devotional practice cards are still available for pick-up and on our Facebook page.
 
Reception Time in-person has returned as we enjoy visiting with each other following worship. We added a laptop to reception so we can be together there too. We look forward to seeing you!
To join Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom:  
 
Zoom Link: HERE
 
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
 
The bulletin is available HERE

Service Recording:

10:00 a.m. (In-person and Online via Zoom)
Second Sunday in Lent – March 13th

As a way to address the question, Who is our Neighbor? we will celebrate our ministry partners in Nicaragua. As most know, our church has a nearly 20 year relationship with the community of San Juan del Sur. While we aren’t able to travel this year to serve in-person, we will join them over Zoom, and in with Spirit, commitment, story, and prayer. Please join us for this special service.
 
Our new Lenten Prayer Station, “God’s Doors Are Open to All,” will be available, along with our labyrinth.
 
This intergenerational service will be meaningful and engaging for all ages! Our Children’s Ministry teacher Olivia will also be available to lead kids in their own activities in our new Prayground.
We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!
 
To join Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom:  
 
Zoom Link: HERE
 
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
 
The bulletin is available HERE

Phase Forward Team Updates

Council received additional advice and recommendations from UCW Phase Forward based on the most recent CDC criteria for low-risk communities. Phase Forward guidance indicates that it is now safe to ease some of our pandemic mitigation measures and allow for additional indoor in-person activities. For example, now our full choir will be able to sing together with masks and Deacons can pass the offering plate. It will be possible to offer church fellowship in our reception room. Keeping in mind that in- person reception may not be safe for everyone and there is no zero risk, we will encourage distancing for those who are low risk and vaccinated to join in reception fellowship. At this time of individual choice, we are aware that some do not feel safe in joining in person so we will continue extend fellowship to all remotely. Council will continue to be vigilant in assessing risk and hopeful that as rates continue to drop, it will become safer to move freely unmasked.

10:00 a.m. (In-person and Online via Zoom)
First Sunday in Lent – March 6th

The season of Lent begins a series on the next question in our Transition journey – Who Is Our Neighbor? Pastor Amy preached on the story of Saul and his life-changing experience on the road to Damascus. We found nourishment for our Lenten journey as we shared the bread and cup of Communion. Those joining on Zoom were invited to bring their own cracker or bread, and juice or water.
 
Our new Lenten Prayer Station, “God’s Doors Are Open to All,” was available, along with our labyrinth.
 
Children and Youth were invited to in-person Sunday School before returning to share Communion. They started their Lenten journey by planting bulbs and creating Alleluia butterflies.
The bulletin is available HERE
 
Here is a recording of the Service
 

Phase Forward Team Updates

Council received additional advice and recommendations from UCW Phase Forward based on the most recent CDC criteria for low-risk communities. Phase Forward guidance indicates that it is now safe to ease some of our pandemic mitigation measures and allow for additional indoor in-person activities. For example, now our full choir will be able to sing together with masks and Deacons can pass the offering plate. It will be possible to offer church fellowship in our reception room. Keeping in mind that in- person reception may not be safe for everyone and there is no zero risk, we will encourage distancing for those who are low risk and vaccinated to join in reception fellowship. At this time of individual choice, we are aware that some do not feel safe in joining in person so we will continue extend fellowship to all remotely. Council will continue to be vigilant in assessing risk and hopeful that as rates continue to drop, it will become safer to move freely unmasked.

10:00 a.m. (In-person and Online via Zoom)
Seventh Sunday After Epiphany – February 20th, 10:00 a.m.

We will continue our series asking the question “Who Are We now?” On this Sunday, Pastor Wendy will lead us in exploring the story of the magician Simon and ponder the power of encounter. The Union Church has a history of creating spaces for encounter, how might we build upon that practice?
 
Sunday School with Pastor Amy will also resume this Sunday for children and youth! See below for details.
We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!
 
To join Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom:  
 
Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
 
The bulletin is available HERE

Service recording:


Hybrid services will begin this Sunday, February 13th

We are so grateful to our Phase Forward Team for helping us navigate these challenging days. The Team met on February 1st and Council agreed with new recommendations on February 2nd.
 
Based on a sustained decline in Covid in our community and being sensitive to the significant mental health needs of children, youth, and adults, we will open up the church for in person small group meetings immediately with Zoom connection available for those who cannot attend
….more details HERE

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Your Randomly Assigned Star Word

Star Words for the Coming Year

Star Words is a contemporary tradition of passing out intention words on Epiphany. In the common practice, a Star Word is chosen to contemplate and prayerfully consider throughout the coming year. If you would like to select a randomly assigned word you can click HERE , or by clicking on image at left.
 
Along with the Star Word you can build a simple practice for its use. A copy is also available HERE. Two minutes a day can go a long way!
 
Finally, we will share a different Star Word on our Facebook page every day to provoke more wondering. Check it out HERE.

10:00 a.m. (Online via Zoom)
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany – February 6th, 10:00 a.m.

A new series mirroring questions that will shape the Senior Pastor search process begins this Sunday focusing on “Who Are We now?” We will hear the strange and troubling story of Ananias and Sapphira from the 5th chapter of Acts and wonder about generosity as a mark of who we are now. We will also share Communion, and so we invite you to bring bread or a cracker, and juice or water to our online service.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!
 
To join Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom:  
 
Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
 
The bulletin is available HERE
Partial recording of the service.

Important Updates Phase Forward Team Updates
Hybrid services will begin on Sunday, February 13th

We are so grateful to our Phase Forward Team for helping us navigate these challenging days. The Team met on February 1st and Council agreed with new recommendations on February 2nd.
 
Based on a sustained decline in Covid in our community and being sensitive to the significant mental health needs of children, youth, and adults, we will open up the church for in person small group meetings immediately with Zoom connection available for those who cannot attend
….more details HERE

Click on Image to Find
Your Randomly Assigned Star Word

Star Words for the Coming Year

Star Words is a contemporary tradition of passing out intention words on Epiphany. In the common practice, a Star Word is chosen to contemplate and prayerfully consider throughout the coming year. If you would like to select a randomly assigned word you can click HERE , or by clicking on image at left.
 
Along with the Star Word you can build a simple practice for its use. A copy is also available HERE. Two minutes a day can go a long way!
 
Finally, we will share a different Star Word on our Facebook page every day to provoke more wondering. Check it out HERE.

10:00 a.m. (Online via Zoom)
Fourth Sunday After Christmas – January 30th, 10:00 a.m.

The series on “Vision” continues as we ask a big question about the church being bold and brave in its mission and purpose. The prayer of the disciples to speak with boldness will shape our understanding and give us a peek into the history of Union Church.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!
 
To join Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom:  
 
Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
 
The bulletin is available HERE

Special Congregational Meeting (via Zoom)
This Sunday, January 30th, following online service

The purpose of the meeting will be to elect the Transition Team and Search Committee for our new Senior Pastor.
 
The agenda for this congregational meeting will include: 
  1. Presentation of Transition and Search Committee nominees.
  2. Vote on the Transition Team and Search Committee. 
This meeting will take place via Zoom. We will ask that all members “sign-in” in the chat room. Voting will take place by polling this roster of members.  
 
If you have any questions please contact Frank Laski, Jenny Weisz as Co-Moderators, at [email protected]

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Your Randomly Assigned Star Word

Star Words for the Coming Year

Star Words is a contemporary tradition of passing out intention words on Epiphany. In the common practice, a Star Word is chosen to contemplate and prayerfully consider throughout the coming year. If you would like to select a randomly assigned word you can click HERE , or by clicking on image at left.
 
Along with the Star Word you can build a simple practice for its use. A copy is also available HERE. Two minutes a day can go a long way!
 
Finally, we will share a different Star Word on our Facebook page every day to provoke more wondering. Check it out HERE.

10:00 a.m. (Online via Zoom)
Third Sunday After Christmas – January 23rd, 10:00 a.m.

Our series on “Vision” continues through the lens of an encounter between Peter and a man unable to walk who was made to beg at the Temple gate. What role does healing play in a forward-looking vision? Pastor Amy will preach on this day.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!
 
To join Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom:  
 
Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
 
The bulletin is available HERE
 
View video of the service below

Let’s Visit Together- Breakout Rooms after Worship

While we cannot enjoy each other’s company in a typical reception, think about refreshing your morning drink and stay for some informal conversation in Zoom breakout rooms. We will randomly set-up groups of 3-5 people for casual conversation and checking in with each other. See you in worship and after!

Click on Image to Find
Your Randomly Assigned Star Word

Star Words for the Coming Year

Star Words is a contemporary tradition of passing out intention words on Epiphany. In the common practice, a Star Word is chosen to contemplate and prayerfully consider throughout the coming year. If you would like to select a randomly assigned word you can click HERE , or by clicking on image at left.
 
Along with the Star Word you can build a simple practice for its use. A copy is also available HERE. Two minutes a day can go a long way!
 
Finally, we will share a different Star Word on our Facebook page every day to provoke more wondering. Check it out HERE.

10:00 a.m. Online & In-Person
Fourth Sunday in Advent – December 19th, 10:00 a.m.

Join us for this very special Sunday as our the choir and guest musicians lead us with special music. This Sunday we light the fourth Advent candle, and open our hearts and church to LOVE!
 
Please also note the special worship opportunity on Tuesday evening – the Longest Night Service. More information can be found below.
 
Pastor Amy will be back following the re-entry protocols we have put in place. (please see her note to the congregation sent 12/2 HERE for more information). You may also join the service this Sunday via Zoom
 
We look forward to seeing you!
To join Sunday Worship on Zoom:  
Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
 
The bulletin is available HERE

 

Caroling & Stars Following Worship This Sunday

Youth, Families, and All-Ages are invited to join this joyful time together

11:15 a.m. (after worship) – Stick Stars & Gifts

  • We’ll gather after worship to create beautiful lighted stick stars, and gifts/cards for UCW members who could use extra joy and love this Advent. 

12-1:30 p.m. – Caroling to the homes of UCW elders and friends

  • Share Christmas cheer! At least one of the homes we’ll visit (maybe two) is within walking distance of the church. We’ll start by walking to bring cheer to beloved UCW members who aren’t able to get out much, and then drive to one or more other homes.  
 
A quick RSVP if you CAN come would be very helpful (email Pastor Amy at [email protected]) — including whether you can drive your family, and/or a youth to the homes that are further away. We would love to see you there!


10:00 a.m. Online & In-Person
Second Sunday in Advent

Join us as we participate in Communion (Zoomers, prepare your bread and juice ahead of time!), celebrate the baptism of Erin Rose O’Connell and continue with our theme – Housing the Holy. We hope you’ll join us!

Please note that Pastor Amy will join worship this Sunday via Zoom (please see her note to the congregation sent 12/2 HERE for more information).

To join Sunday Worship on Zoom:  
Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
 
The bulletin is available HERE
 
See Video of the service below: