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Weekly Update
Friday, June 16, 2023

Sunday, June 18 - Father's Day

Rev. Jim will be preaching

10:00 AM - Worship (Hybrid)

We will remember those who have been as fathers to us; and also recognize Juneteenth and World Refugee Day. Pastor Amy will be away; Rev. Jim will be preaching.
Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 826 8730 1128
Passcode: 386028
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656
The bulletin is available HERE

Upcoming Sundays

Sunday, June 25 - Final Day of Church Year before Summer

This is the final Sunday before we begin our Summer Sundays. Rev. Jim will be preaching. Pastor Amy will be away, attending the ABC-USA Biennial Mission Summit.

Sunday, July 2

NOTE - No worship service on July 2

Sunday, July 9 - Summer Sundays begin!

Our Summer Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the Stage, and will be a more informal time to connect, reflect on the scripture and pray together.

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO)

Justice Housing Action

Monday, June 26, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave, Boston

Contact Julie Heffernan to carpool and register
The GBIO Housing Justice Campaign is focused first on the deplorable conditions in MA's public housing. Years of decay have left the public housing stock in shocking disrepair. We can join hundreds of others on June 26th to show up and stand up for the resources needed to repair the public housing we currently know is in shameful condition. GBIO leaders, tenant neighbors, and allies will gather at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave, Boston MA from 7pm - 8:30 pm on June 26 as we make the case for housing justice. Union Church in Waban hopes to send one or two carloads of church members to this rally. If you are interested, please contact Julie Heffernan ([email protected]), so that she can register us with GBIO. Everyone deserves a home!

Advocates for Racial Justice

Zoning in the Boston suburbs is
stacked against families with children
Decisions based on hundreds of local zoning laws add up to a glaring injustice overdue for redress.

By Amy Dain, Boston Globe, June 12, 2023, 9:17 a.m.

"Many parents of school-age children are looking right now to rent an apartment or buy a condo in a multifamily building in Boston’s suburbs. No municipal official would tell them, “Sorry, kids are not welcome in our buildings.” It would sound absurd and horrible — and be against the law. The federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits housing discrimination based on “familial status.”
.......continue reading HERE
Advocates for Racial Justice (ARJ)
If you would like to learn more about ARJ activities at the Union Church, please reach out to Nancy Zollers ([email protected])

All-Church Gatherings & Adult Formation

May Book Group

July Book Group

Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. (zoom)

"Small Mercies" by Dennis Lehane

The book group will not be meeting in June but please join us again on July 25 at 7:30 p.m. for our next meeting. We will be discussing "Small Mercies" by Dennis Lehane.

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

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 Bridge Senior Pastor, Rev. Jim Leavitt, or Associate Pastor for Youth & Families , Rev. Amy Clark Feldman for prayer or pastoral support.
Pastor Jim's email is
[email protected]
and his phone is 617-965-3893
Pastor Amy's email is [email protected]
and her phone is 617-938-8112
Mondays is a day of Sabbath for both pastors, but with a pastoral emergency, please don't hesitate to reach out to Pastor Jim. Pastor Jim will be on-call when Pastor Amy is away until after the July 4th holiday.

Children Youth and Families

Children, Youth and Families

Coming Up - Summer!

June 18 and 25 - Olivia's Final Sundays

Pastor Amy will be away, but our Children's Ministry Associate, Olivia will be leading our Sunday School for these final Sundays in June.

Summer Sundays & Activities -- Stay Tuned!

Our Sunday School takes a break over the summer, but kids of all ages are invited to our more relaxed summer services. We hope you will join us. Please stay tuned as we are planning a few fun get-togethers over the summer, as well.
NOTE: We will not gather on July 2nd.
Children's Mindfulness Summer Program - Pastor Amy will be on-site as a teacher
Join our partners at Agape for this wonderful program this summer! Click below to learn more:

    What's Possible

    What’s Possible? Stewardship Invitation

    Hopefully you have received an invitation to invest in “What’s Possible?” through the ministry of Union Church in Waban. We hope you will prayerfully consider generously supporting the ministries God is making possible through us. View our campaign Letter HERE.

    Make a Pledge Commitment HERE.

    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!

    Newton Freedge

    Newton Freedge: Volunteers Needed

    Click the sign-up link below for time slots available.

    Our team of volunteers helps keep Freedge 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 on 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.

    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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