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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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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. We will gather around the themes of trust, faith and coming together as found in the story of Peter walking…

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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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10:00 a.m. Worship (Online)</br>Sunday, Feb. 6 – Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

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.

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Special Meeting of the Congregation Sunday, January 30, Following Online Worship

The purpose of the meeting will be to elect the Transition Team and
Search Committee for our new Senior Pastor.
At this time of publication we are not gathering in person, so 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.  

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10:00 a.m. Worship (Online & In-person)</br>Sunday, November 28</br>The Hanging of the Greens

Join us as we deck the halls, and enter into this season of light, hope, peace, joy and love. We’ll hang the wreaths and holly, and decorate the Christmas Tree together in this joyful, much-loved, intergenerational service!

Come after worship at 11:00 a.m. as we create family Advent Wreaths together, and share time to connect! If you have a wire wreath from past years, please bring it! We’ll have extras, as well as new candles and greens!

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10:00 a.m. Worship (Online & In-person)</br>Sunday, November 21

Amidst all the loss, uncertainty, and challenges we have experienced this year, we have so much for which to be grateful. Come; let us be together in a spirit of Thanksgiving. As we continue our exploration of Paul’s words from the letter to Romans, we’ll consider how we are called to “rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep;” and how practices of humility and gratitude may guide us to greater peace.

We are also so grateful for the gift of beautiful music from James Cooke and Lisa Crockett!

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Worship (Online & In-person)</br>Sunday, November 14

Pastor Wendy preached,
We continued to dig into words from the letter to Romans and examined the power of holding fast to what is good through shared purpose. In this time of transition, the purpose question is the most important work we can do in order to discern the right leader to help fulfill that purpose. Coming to God-given consensus on a common purpose is invigorating work. We will see what inspiration we find in these ancient words to move us on that path.

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Worship (Online & In-person)</br>Sunday, November 7

Pastor Wendy preached and  we shared in Communion.
For the next few Sundays we will dig into words from the letter to Romans. The apostle Paul wrote these words to a church he had not yet met, but who were facing the common circumstances of emergent and new communities gathering in the name of Jesus. Like those who heard these words long ago, we will ponder, what does it mean to “hold fast to what is good?”

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Better Housign Improves Health Outcomes

Better housing is known to improve a variety of health outcomes. Neighborhood characteristics also have a major impact on health-related determinants, such as the availability of healthy food and exposures to environmental toxins, gun violence, and other morbidity and mortality risks.   The Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing demonstration reported positive health outcomes, such as reductions in the…

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Worship (Online & In-person)</br>Sunday, October 31

Pastor Wendy was our preacher and we celebrated
the saints in our midst and in that great cloud of witnesses.

The biblical story of Ruth and Naomi centered us in asking the question – how shall we go together? Ministry in a time of transition has always been a challenge. Layer the havoc wreaked by the pandemic and discerning a way forward in an upended world adds more challenge. What stories of people of faith can help us find our way? We’ll explore these themes in the next few Sundays as we come together, build relationship and set on a path towards new pastoral leadership. The sermon is inspired in part by this song – feel free to check it out in advance. 

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Interim Minister Called to the <br> Union Church in Waban

After five months of prayerful discernment and an exhaustive national search the Union Church in Waban has called Reverend Wendy Vander Hart to be our Interim Senior Minister. Accepting the call, Reverend Vander Hart will lead our congregation in this time of transition and guide us on our current journey to clarify our vision as church, explore new directions in our ministries, and prepare us to call our next settled pastor.

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Worship (Online & In-person)</br>Sunday, October 3<br>World Communion Sunday

This Sunday we are blessed to have Rev. Cindy Maybeck, an inspiring and accomplished preacher, share our pulpit. Founder of Spirit Story ministry, Rev. Maybeck designs original presentations blending scripture telling and storytelling to bring God’s word to life and to inspire the church to move forward in faith with hope and joy. She tells the Gospel by heart as it was first told in the early church. To receive the word spoken with love transforms our understanding of the Bible as a living instrument of God’s grace. Her sermons are filled with stories and you will be transfixed and perhaps touched with laughter or even shed a healing tear.

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Worship (Online & In-person)</br>Sunday, September 26

Join us in person (masked, distanced) or online as we find joy, peace, connection in worshiping together. This week we are blessed to commission our 9th and 10th graders on a year-long exploration of their faith, as they consider baptism, confirmation, membership, and their continued faith journey. We are delighted that both our Choir and Bell Choir will again share the gift of their music in-person. As our youth embark on a year of asking questions of their faith, we will consider what it means when Jesus tells the disciples, “ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find.”

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Worship (Online & In-person)</br>Sunday, September 19

Join us in person (masked, distanced) or online for our second Sunday of the new church year together. We are delighted that both our Choir and Bell Choir will share the gift of their music in-person this Sunday, under the direction of our new music director, Mijin Choi. It will be good to be together as we light a candle of remembrance; and gather for prayer and reconnection. Pastor Amy will lead us in worship as we consider what it means to walk as Christians through the joys and challenges of this season. Professional childcare on the playground is available.

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Welcoming Sunday, September 12</br>10:00 a.m. Worship (Online & In-person)

WELCOMING SUNDAY -Communion and Commissioning of our new Music Director!
Join us in person (masked, distanced) or online as we celebrate the first Sunday of the new church year together with joy, prayerfulness, and grace. On this day we’ll welcome Mijin Choi as our new music director; share Communion; light a candle of remembrance on the 20th anniversary of 9-11; and gather for fellowship and a time of reconnection. Pastor Amy will lead us in worship as we consider what it means to be rooted in love and bear good fruit in this new season.

If you are joining us online, please remember to bring bread or a cracker, and water or juice for Communion. In-person (outdoor, masked) childcare will be provided on the church playgrounds.

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Sunday, September 5</br>10:00 a.m. Worship (Online & In-person)

Join us for this final Sunday of our Summer Worship! Gather at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom from wherever you are, or come by the church and worship with us in-person (masked) in our beautiful Memorial Chapel. We were blessed by the voices and leadership of a variety of wonderful preachers and worship leaders throughout August (you can find most of them online HERE). This Sunday, we will be led in worship by Pastor Amy, and will consider the fruits of the Spirit and of our labor this Labor Day.

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August Worship Service Recordings Available Here

Join us for our Summer Worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.! Gather on Zoom from wherever you are, or come by the church and worship with us in-person (masked) in our beautiful Memorial Chapel. This Sunday, we are blessed to have UCW member Jaap vanReijendam as our preacher and worship leader, as he shares a special reflection on Isaiah. His family will also help lead worship, including contributing some special music. You won’t want to miss it!

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Sunday, July 25</br>10:00 a.m. Summer Worship (Online & In-person)

Join us for our Summer Worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.! Gather on Zoom from wherever you are, or come by the church and worship with us in-person (masked) in our beautiful Memorial Chapel. This Sunday, we are blessed to have UCW member Jaap vanReijendam as our preacher and worship leader, as he shares a special reflection on Isaiah. His family will also help lead worship, including contributing some special music. You won’t want to miss it!

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Sunday, July 18</br>10:00 a.m. Summer Worship (Online & In-person)

Join us for our Summer Worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.! Gather on Zoom from wherever you are, or come by the church and worship with us in-person (masked) in our beautiful Memorial Chapel. Pastor Amy will continue our exploration of the stories of the Jewish people’s return from exile, as we emerge from our own exile-like time of displacement caused by the pandemic. This week we’ll return to Isaiah and consider the new thing God may be doing in our lives and community.

We will have special music shared live by beloved UCW members, Gerry and Ron!

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Weekly Newsletter

[one_half padding=”0 80px 0 0px”] The Union Church distributes a newsletter every Friday by e-mail. This is an easy way to learn about church news and events. Copies are always available on this page (links below) but if you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive a copy directly, please send…

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Sunday, July 11</br>10:00 a.m. Summer Worship (Online & In-person)

Join us for our Summer Worship each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.! Gather on Zoom from wherever you are, or come by the church and worship with us in-person (masked) in our beautiful Memorial Chapel. Pastor Amy will continue our exploration of the stories of the Jewish people’s return from exile, as we emerge from our own exile-like time of displacement caused by the pandemic. This week we’ll remember the Prophet Ezekiel and his vision of dry bones that return to life, filled with God’s Spirit, and consider where we are finding life and breath as individuals and as a community.

Popsicles at the Picnic Table: All are welcome to join us at the church picnic table directly following worship for snacks and fellowship.

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Pastor Stacy’s Final Sunday, June 27<br>10:00 a.m. Worship  (Online)

On her final Sunday as our Sr. Minister, Pastor Stacy took us into Jesus’ question to the disciples “Who do you say I am?” as told by the Gospel of Mark 8:27-30. Our service concluded with a liturgy of release as we honored and celebrated the ministry that Pastor Stacy and the congregation have shared in together over these past eleven years.  Our Music Minister Daon Drisdom also shared his final Sunday with us, and shared a beautiful collection of Spirit-filled music.  Click below to see this very special service.

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Sunday, June 20

This Sunday, we have the privilege of receiving a sermon entitled “Be Yourself” from our guest preacher, The Rev. Holly Millershank, Interim Associate Conference Minister for the Southern New England Conference of the UCC. Holly will be delving into the story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel 17: 4-12, 38-49. Sam Feldman will be our scripture reader.

On this Father’s day Sunday, we will celebrate our fathers and those who have been as father’s to us with a slide show of images and music during our time of prayer.

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Sunday, June 13

This Sunday, our Gospel comes from the Book of John 7: 37-39 where Jesus invites anyone who thirsts to come to him and drink so that they will be rivers of living water brimming and spilling out of their depths.

Our second passage comes from the Book of Acts which tells the story of how the disciples came together as church after the ascension of Jesus. In the passage for Sunday (Acts 2: 37-47), we hear how thousands changed their life after hearing a sermon by Peter and joined the early church.

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Sunday, June 6

This Sunday, our Gospel comes from the Book of John 7: 37-39 where Jesus invites anyone who thirsts to come to him and drink so that they will be rivers of living water brimming and spilling out of their depths.

Our second passage comes from the Book of Acts which tells the story of how the disciples came together as church after the ascension of Jesus. In the passage for Sunday (Acts 2: 37-47), we hear how thousands changed their life after hearing a sermon by Peter and joined the early church.

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Annual Meeting of the Congregation<br>Sunday, June 6, Following Online Worship

In this time of COVID-19 as we are not gathering in person, the 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.  

In preparation for the meeting the following documents: Annual Report 2020-21, 2021 Church Finances Memo, Proposed Budget 2021-22, and the 2020 Annul Meeting Minutes can be viewed or downloaded

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2021 Annual Meeting of the Congregation

Sunday, June 6, following 10.00 a.m. online-worship     In preparation for the meeting the following documents Annual Report 2020-21 2021 Church Finances Memo Proposed Budget 2021-22 2020 Annual Meeting Minutescan be viewed or downloaded below: Annual Report 2020-21 [embeddoc url=”https://www.ucw.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Annual-Report-2020-2021-rev.-a-1.pdf” width=”150%” download=”all”] 2021 Church Finances Memo [embeddoc url=”https://www.ucw.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2021-Church-Finances-Memo.pdf” width=”150%” download=”all” viewer=”browser”] Proposed Budget 2021-22…

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Call For Nominations

Call For Nominations Feeling called to be more active at UCW?Get involved next year!   The Union Church Nominating Committee (Co-Moderators, Senior Deacon and a member-at-large) is charged with seeking nominations for church leadership positions that are voted on at our Annual Meeting. Please help by nominating yourself or someone you think would find committee work…

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Freedge in Newton 2

Newton Freege Volunteering 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. And our team of volunteers helps keep…

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Children Youth and Families

Youth Ministry Youth Group Gatherings Ninth Grade Youth Group Tonight!Friday, May 21st from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – The Home of the Coull Family We hope all 9th graders can come to this meeting as we celebrate this amazing year together, and look ahead to Exploring Our Faith next year. It will be so good to be together!…

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Listening In

Next Book Group
Next Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. (zoom)
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Please join us for our next book group on May 25 at 7:00 p.m. We will be reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  

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Sunday May 23

This is the final Sunday in Eastertide. For the past many weeks we have been walking along side the disciples as they have experienced the risen Christ and have come to metabolize the forgiveness he has brought.

This Sunday, we listen in as Jesus prays to God. Jesus asks God to be close to the disciples as God has been close to him. For Jesus is now sending the disciples out into the world to do as he has done.

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Book Group

Next Book Group
Next Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. (zoom)
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Please join us for our next book group on May 25 at 7:00 p.m. We will be reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  

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Continuing the”Space-Making” Conversation

Continuing the “Space-Making” Conversation A group of 15 members of the UCW community met after worship on April 11th for a discussion of Yale Divinity School’s seminar on space making by Rev. Phiwa Langeni. The seminar offered practical tips on language, pronouns and other queer-related issues and how we can create space for LGBTQ youth. A recording of the original…

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Sunday May 9

10:00 a.m. Worship  (Online)Sixth Sunday in Easter This Sunday we continue with John’s Gospel and Jesus’ words telling his disciples they are to abide in his love and to love one another. He tells them this “so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made complete”, he says (John…

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Sunday, May 2

This Sunday, Jesus uses the metaphor of the vine to describe his relationship with God and his relationship with those that follow him. This beautiful passage invites us to abide in Jesus as he abides in us and when we do we will bear much fruit.  (John 15: 1-8) 

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