Who We Are

Who We Are

The Union Church in Waban offers a sanctuary for all who enter. We practice the inclusive love of Jesus, growing and learning together, sharing God’s love with our neighbors around the corner and around the world.

Welcoming and Inclusive

We welcome you, as you are, wherever you are on your faith journey, and celebrate the many life experiences and expressions that make up this gathered body of Christ. Our life together is enriched by all who gather.

We are an Open and Affirming church community; fully welcoming, affirming, and including people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, nationalities, abilities and economic circumstances.


We are an intergenerational faith community caring and supporting one another. We cherish our children, honor our elders, and recognize that everyone in every stage of life has a God-given gift to share.

Outreach and Mission Minded

We come into the sanctuary of church so that we can then go out into the world sharing God’s love, “doing justice,loving kindness and walking humbly with our God.”

It is our prayer that through our inclusive welcome, our intergenerational embrace and our outreach and mission minded ways, we may reveal something of God’s love in this time and this place.

Our Covenant

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.

Our Governance

The Union Church in Waban is an independent, interdenominational church affiliated with the United Church of Christ and The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts. This means that all decisions about the church, and how we seek to live together and serve our community, are made locally by the members of the church. Leadership of our church includes:

Co-Moderators (serving two year staggered terms): The moderators preside at all business meetings of the Church and the Church Council.

Clerk: The Clerk keeps full and accurate records of all meetings of the Church and the Church Council.

Treasurer: The Treasurer oversees the financial affairs of the Church, makes reports on all receipts and disbursements, and the condition of all Church funds.

Church Council: The Church Council is chaired by the Co-Moderators and meets each month to confer on the general work of the Church.

Trustees: According to the trust agreement recorded in the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds on March 22, 1909, the property of the Union Church in Waban is held by three trustees. It is the responsibility of the trustees to see that the property is maintained but also that the church is maintained as a ‘union” church — an interdenominational church not solely part of any one denomination.

To find our more about the other teams and groups of our church, and how you can get involved, please visit our Congregational Teams page.