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Sunday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m. (Hybrid)

Your presence this Sunday is especially valuable as  Rev. Alex Shea Will, Area Conference Minister UCC  (see below) gets to know our church and support us in our search for a new Senior Pastor. 

Rev. Alex Shea Will is the Area Conference Minister, for the Northeast Region, of the Southern New England Conference, UCC. In this role he advises and supports the congregations, pastors, and associations of the region as they discover how God is calling them to be the Church in a new era.

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Housing is Everything

Advocates for Racial Justice (ARJ) Union Church, joined with other Newton Houses of Worship as the Newton Interfaith Coalition for Housing Equity, and prepared testimony for City Council consideration in zoning reform for more abundant and affordable housing. As Newton’s Clergy, faith leaders and representatives of NICHE, the Newton Interfaith Coalition for Housing Equity, we…

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Loss and Grief

Friday , Jan. 27 at noon

Pastor Wendy will open a discussion guided by the podcast “All There Is”. The podcast, created by Anderson Cooper of CNN, takes us on a deeply personal exploration..

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Wellspring

Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p. m.

Wellspring is our women’s ministry at UCW. We come together to support each other as we journey together in these times. 

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The Christmas Story

Our Christmas Pageant 2022
View Photos and Service Video

A joyful intergenerational, telling of the Christmas story! We were visited by Joseph and Mary seeking a space of welcome. We delighted in the chorus of angels, sing favorite carols, and enjoyed dancing and joyous spirits.

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This Weekend – Community Service, Drums & Mitten Tree! – Kids and Youth

Church Clean-up and Thanksgiving Community Dinner, Sat. Nov. 19 – Service Event for Youth and Kids We hope all youth (and kids of all ages!) will come lend a hand at the Clean-up and/or Thanksgiving Dinner! These are both such meaningful and fun opportunities to serve our community and neighbors. Please CLICK HERE and see…

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Advent for Kids & Families!

We have an Advent season full of peace, hope, joy, and love ahead for children and families, and we hope you and yours will join us! Please be sure to mark your calendars: Advent 2 – Dec. 4, Advent Wreath and Star-Making In Sunday School, we’ll remember the Christmas Story and get our costumes ready…

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November Council Meeting Report

Nov. 2nd  Council Meeting Report The full church council met on Wednesday evening (November 2). We got an update on our finances and Riverside. We discussed our communication and outreach strategy with Jane Purser (chair of Communications). We approved, and a generous donation made possible, sending out postcards to families within our area to invite…

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 19th between 12:00 and 1:00 PM Extend an Invitation Due to renovations inside the building, the Union Church in Waban will once again hand out “Thanksgiving Dinners To Go,” instead of hosting an in-person event. Dinners may be picked up on Saturday, November 19th between 12:00 and 1:00 PM at 14 Collins Road, Waban, MA 02468.…

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New Member Gathering

Sunday, October 23rd – @ 11:15 a.m. A gathering will be held for those interested in learning more about formally joining Union Church in Waban on Sunday, October 23rd after worship. We will meet in the Meeting Room across from the church office with snacks to get acquainted, share some history and talk about investing in our…

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All-Church Fall 2022 Retreat

Saturday, November 12thThe retreat for all ages will be on Saturday, November 12th. Youth will remain for an overnight into Sunday, November 13th. We will meet at Edwards House at the UCC Conference Center in Framingham (One Badger Road, Framingham, MA 01702). We will gather around the themes of trust, faith and coming together as found…

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Fall Clean-Up

Saturday, November 19th, 8:30 a.m. – noon It’s Time for another outdoor church clean-up! So, if you regret missing the last one, or you just need to be together again, please come and help. It won’t take too long as we did so much at the last clean-up. The weeds always win, so we need…

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Sunday, Oct 23 Worship (Hybrid)

This Sunday October 23th at 10:00 a.m. (In Person & Online) Pastor Amy will be back preaching this Sunday. We will thank our Transition Team in worship for their faithful work on the materials prepared for the pastoral search. The focus scripture will be from the book of Job View service recording below:  https://youtu.be/MoBjjPlrNoc The bulletin…

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Church Matters

Council Report from Oct. 5th Meeting Update The Union Church Council kicked off the fall season on October 5th by first sharing life-giving moments from our church life. Wanting to be grounded in the ways we experience the spirit moving in our ministry we then discussed/decided the following: We thanked Pastor Matt Carriker for the sabbatical…

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Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 16th @ 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine) Bring your dog, cat, rabbit, cow, chicken, pig, reptile, bird, or any other pet you love, and get them blessed on Sunday, October 16th, at 1:00 on the front lawn. Or bring your favorite stuffed animal for a blessing. (We’ll even bless your snake, though probably…

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Sunday, Oct 2 Worship (Hybrid)

World Communion Sunday October 2nd at 10:00 a.m. (In Person & Online)With The Boston Taiwanese Christian Church We will share in worship with the Boston Taiwanese Christian Church on World Communion Sunday joining with Christians around the globe to live our inclusive welcome at the table. For those joining on Zoom, please prepare bread/cracker and juice/water…

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Pilgrimage to Alabama <br>Celebrating Jo McCall </br>October 21-23

Celebrating Jo McCallOctober 21st -23rd Our partner in our UCW pilgrimage to Alabama will be honored in October Details and Tickets HERE Our founder, Josephine Bolling McCall, turns 80 this year and we are inviting YOU to join our weekend of events celebrating in Montgomery, Alabama.  As the child of a Jim Crow South lynching victim speaking…

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Gathering Sunday, Sept. 11

Join with old and new friends at our Sept. 11th Gathering Sunday and Potluck! We’ll kick-off the new church year, reconnect, worship, and have fun together. Worship will be hybrid at 10am, followed by an All-Church Homecoming Picnic at 11am. Bring your favorite dish to share, or volunteer to help decorate and set up games…

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Unraveled: New Sermon Series

Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart – What happens when our world falls apart? What does it look like to search for God in the gray area of our lives? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? Sometimes we need to be unraveled—from shame, fear, patterns, or identities that…

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Sunday, August 7 at 9:30 a.m.</br> All UCC Service Event</br> Newton Highlands Congregational Church

This Sunday, August 7, almost all the UCC pastors in Newton will gather for worship and communion together here at NHCC. Pastors, deacons, members, and friends of Second Church, Union Church, Waban, and United Parish Auburndale will unite in Christian worship and thanksgiving. Childcare will be provided.

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Gathering in Memorial Chapel and on Zoom

Our Summer Services have begun, gathering at 10:00 a.m. for hybrid worship. As we embrace the more relaxed pace of summer, we will gather in the Memorial Chapel and worship will be more informal, followed by time for fellowship (outside, weather permitting).

Sunday, July 31st

Pastor Amy will take the lead in worship on this Sunday. She will examine the call story of Mary in Luke 1: 39 – 46 Read More….

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Summer Worship Zoom Link

Sunday. July 10th at 10.00 a.m. Gathering in Memorial Chapel and on Zoom Our Summer Services will begin on July 10th, gathering at 10:00 a.m. for hybrid worship. We will follow a theme of “Calling,” examining our own calls as people of faith. As we embrace the more relaxed pace of summer, we will gather…

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Gathering in Memorial Chapel and on Zoom

Our Summer Services have begun, gathering at 10:00 a.m. for hybrid worship. As we embrace the more relaxed pace of summer, we will gather in the Memorial Chapel and worship will be more informal, followed by time for fellowship (outside, weather permitting).

Sunday, July 31st

Pastor Amy will take the lead in worship on this Sunday. She will examine the call story of Mary in Luke 1: 39 – 46 Read More….

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online) Pentecost Sunday, June 5

Please mark your calendars for this joyful Spirit-filled day, as we celebrate what many consider the birthday of the church. We’ll be led by our Exploring Our Faith students, as they share where the Spirit has led them this year. We will also share Communion, and invite any joining on Zoom to bring a bread or cracker and juice or water, so they can partake at home.

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online) Sunday, May 8

We will launch a new theme for the weeks leading up to June 19 – Those Who Dream Change Everything. Through various stories of dreams and visions found in the scripture, we will explore this theme wondering what God is yet calling from UCW in its ministry.

Mother’s Day Candles – During this service, we will light candles as we honor and remember those who have been as mothers to us.

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Easter Sunday at the Union Church in Waban</br>Two Services and an Egg Hunt

At 6:00 a.m. early risers will gather for this informal service as we watch the swans and turtles wake up and greet the Easter sunrise with songs and shouts of Alleluia! Pastor Amy and family lead this service.

Our 10:00 A.M Service will be a joyful, multi-generation service will incorporate the flowering of the cross, alleluia bells, and dedicating our Prayer Station Welcome Door. Come by 9:45 a.m. to enjoy extra special music featuring trumpet and drums. The service will be followed an easter egg hunt.

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online) Sunday, April 10 – Palm Sunday

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.

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.

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online) Sunday, March 27 – Stewardship Season Continues

We will hear the story of a squabble in the early church and how it was resolved by turning to discernment, encouragement and grace. Come hear how making it through a church fight is a healthy sign for us today!

Pastor Amy and our staff teacher, Olivia, will lead children and youth in exploring how they can share their gifts during Sunday School, and then kids will return to the sanctuary just before the time of offering.

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UCW Stewardship Campaign  2022-2023 Our Commitment to Thriving

The Union Church in WabanOur Commitment to Thriving   You can see that our major expenses are supporting our thriving ministries – pastoral, youth, music, and mission.  Our next major expense is investing in thriving endurance – the continued support of our century old building and daily operations.  We keep the light of hope alive and in doing so, 100%…

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UCW Stewardship Campaign  2022-2023</br> Where Hope Thrives

Throughout the pandemic, the Union Church has been a community of return, a place of homecoming. And it’s also a community of sending, a place that commissions us as agents of God’s love and grace. Christianity was made for this: building bridges of homecoming and commissioning, sending and return, welcoming the stranger and being sent forth to visit the sick and imprisoned. The Union Church is made for it, too, and we are made to do this together. Together we offer our skills, our hopes, our ideas, our money, and our hearts to answer God’s call.

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online) Sunday, March 20 – Stewardship Season

This Sunday begins our Stewardship season, and we will gather in-person and online. A practice of Welcome and Testimony will be launched with a first offering by Jaap van Reijendam. As we continue exploring the question, “Who Is Our Neighbor,” we will hear stories of how this church has shared God’s love with its members and neighbors.

Pastor Amy and our staff teacher, Olivia, will lead children and youth in exploring how they can share their gifts during Sunday School, and then kids will return to the sanctuary just before the time of offering.

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online) Sunday, March 13 – Nicaragua Service

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.

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.

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online) Sunday, March 6 – First Sunday in Lent

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.

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online) Sunday, Feb. 27 – Last Sunday after the Epiphany

We will continue our series asking the question “Who Are We now?” On this Sunday, Pastor Wendy will lead us in meeting an interesting character in the Book of Acts – the Ethiopian eunuch. We will wonder together about coming alongside people on their spiritual journeys and how that shapes our ministry.

Sunday School continues this Sunday for children and youth!

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online)</br>Sunday, Feb. 20 – Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

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.

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Celebrating the Life of Bev Hadley, Service Details, Weds, Feb. 16

The Hadley family would like to invite friends and members of the church to join them for A Service in Celebration of the Life ofBeverly HadleyatThe Union Church in Wabanon Wednesday, February 16that 10a.m. Zoom Link: HEREMeeting ID: 870 2138 4345Passcode: 329888Dial in only: 1-646 558 8656 US (New York) Following this service, the family will gather…

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10:00 a.m. Worship (In-Person and Online)</br>Sunday, Feb. 13 – Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

We returned to gathering in-person, along with our Zoom service this week! We continued our series asking the question “Who Are We now?” On this Sunday, Pastor Amy led us in exploring the story and ministry of Stephen, and how, filled with wisdom and Spirit, he led the early church into ministries of care and service. We also blessed our Transition Team on this special day.

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