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Weekly Update
Friday, December 30, 2022

This Sunday

Sunday, January 1 at 10:00 a.m. (Hybrid)


Share A Poem This Sunday

The Gospel of John begins in poetic verse about the Word become flesh and dwelling among us. To ring in the New Year we will let words of poetry lead us as we complete another trip around the sun.

Bring or send a poem to read as we gather around the communion table to break bread and share the cup. You can send a poem to Pastor Wendy [email protected] Blessings in the New Year!

Online Option:

Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 826 8730 1128
Passcode: 386028
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656

The bulletin is available HERE
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Christmas Offering 2022

This year, our Christmas Offering through the Twelve Days of Christmas will benefit our long-standing mission partnership in Nicaragua.

You can donate to ongoing and future mission efforts for our friends and partners in the community of San Juan del Sur by using the special envelopes in the Sunday bulletin, or by making an online donation using button below.

May God continue to bless this ministry richly!

Upcoming Sundays

Sunday, Jan. 8, at 10 00 a.m. (In-Person and Online)

We will celebrate Epiphany! The visit of the magi following a star to the child Jesus will be the focus scripture of the day. We will ponder all the “yeses” the magi said along the way of their journey. We will join them in their possibility thinking and wonder together about what God makes possible in our shared ministry at UCW. Plan to stay after worship for a What’s Possible? conversation hosted by our stewardship committee. See more details below.

All-Church Gatherings & Adult Formation

20 Years

All are Invited in Fellowship!

Celebration Dinner
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Nicaragua Ministry

Saturday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Please all join us for food, fun, stories and inspiration as we celebrate 20 + years of mission work in NIcaragua. Come to see the stories, hear from the people and just have a fun night of fellowship. Saturday night January 7 at 6:00 p.m. right here at the Church. Don't miss this opportunity that could only come after 20 years !! Whether you have traveled there, supported the mission from home or just want to have a great night and be part of the fun.
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What’s Possible? Share Your Vision

Sunday, January 8 after Worship

Stop by after church on January 8 to share your vision of
what’s possible in the coming years at UCW.

We’ll talk about where we want UCW to go,
and how to get there. Bring your ideas.
The Stewardship team will bring the snacks!

Also, Save the Evening

Sunday, February 5
for the

“What’s possible?” Potluck Dinner

All Are Welcome!

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UCW Book Group (Zoom)

Next Meeting - January 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Diamonds and Deadlines by Betsy Prioleau

Please join us on Tuesday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. for our next book group meeting. We decided not to meet in December and, instead move our January meeting earlier in the month. Our book will be “Diamonds and Deadlines: A Tale of Greed, Deceit and a Female Tycoon in the Gilded Age” by Betsy Prioleau. You will find a zoom link and sign-in information below. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alan Cody ([email protected])

Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 832 4667 4155
Passcode: 431699
Dial in: 1 646 558 8656


February 2023 Service Trip

February 18 - 26

After a discussion and thoughtful discernment about politics, local needs, covid and trip safety, it was decided with joy by the Nicaragua Task Force that a Feb. 2023 service trip to Nicaragua is going to be planned. As the trip is fast approaching (Feb. 18 - 26), please let David Spertner (dspertner@gmail) if you are interested in going or want to learn more.

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Newton Freedge: Volunteers Needed

Click the signup link below for time slots available.

Our team of volunteers helps keep Freege running one Saturday a month. Please use the the link below, or reach out to Vinita Leslie, Karen O'Beirne or Erika Pond to learn more or to join our team.

You may also find us our Facebook group - @newtonfreedge Facebook group for updates!

Despite Newton’s image as an affluent suburb, too many of our neighbors struggle to put food on their tables. The Newton Freedge is one way we can help. A free, 24/7 outdoor refrigerator and pantry, the Freedge provides free food and personal supplies to anyone who needs them.

Sunday Sign-Up


Sunday Reception Sign-Up

Every Sunday after worship we gather on the stage for a time of fellowship. This reception is hosted each Sunday by different members of the congregation.

Reception Sign-up: HERE Thank you!
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Scripture Reader Sign-Up

If you are joining our Sunday worship, please consider signing up as a Scripture Reader for any of our upcoming services.

Scripture Reader Sign-up: HERE Thank you!

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Connections

During this time of transition, please know that your church is here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Pastors Wendy or Amy for prayer or pastoral support:

Mondays are days off for both pastors. If you have a pastoral need, please reach out to Pastor Wendy this week.

Our Covenent

We, the members of The Union Church in Waban, true to our founding principle of being an inclusive church, covenant together to nourish and to sustain in our common life and practice a fully welcoming and affirming church for all persons. Welcoming all persons who seek to join with us in a commitment to love God and our neighbors, affirming the inclusive love of Jesus, we are open to all, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, ability or economic circumstance. We invite all to full participation in our worship, membership, leadership and life of this church.
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