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Sunday, May 14

We are delighted to welcome Rev. Jim Leavitt as our Bridge Pastor from May to mid-August. Please join us this Sunday to welcome him and share Communion. Please plan to stay for the Congregational Meeting and Luncheon, along with an important gathering about UCW and our Care of Creation Ministries .

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Sunday, May 7

We are delighted to welcome Rev. Jim Leavitt as our Bridge Pastor from May to mid-August. Please join us this Sunday to welcome him and share Communion. Please plan to stay for the Congregational Meeting and Luncheon, along with an important gathering about UCW and our Care of Creation Ministries .

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Letters for Racial Justice

Letter-Writing for Racial Justice Advocates for Racial Justice Letter SigningWhat have you done today in response to racism? Brita Gill-Austern’s sermon on Sunday, April 16, 23 challenged us to reflect the way of Jesus as we act by faith in response to events in our culture that impact the lives of all people. The Advocates…

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Sunday, April 30

Sunday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m.  (Hybrid) Rev. Megan Berkowitz preaching. Congregational Meeting, followed by a reception. This Sunday, Rev. Megan provided the sermon and immediately following service, we held  congregational meeting where we formally presented Megan and discerned the call. Fellowship followed the meeting! Below is a recording of the service. The bulletin…

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Sunday, April 23

Image by falco from Pixabay Sunday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m.  (Hybrid)Rev. Brita Gill-Austern preaching Please join us for this special Sunday as Rev. Brita Gill-Austern shares her reflections on the story of the Road to Emmaus, and what it means to walk faithfully with Jesus. We’ll be invited to put our faith into action…

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High School Overnight!

Friday to Saturday, March 10-11

We’ll share a fun overnight at the church, and are also looking into opportunities to travel to Boston to share a Shabbat service with friends and to see the Embrace sculpture on the Boston Common. We hope all HS students will join us!

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Hola from Nicaragua

Our physical journey has begun here on the pacific coast of Nicaragua in the fishing village of San Juan Del Sur and we have been carrying all of you in our hearts as we serve as ambassadors of the Union Church. The work so far feels truly meaningful and impactful. We have begun painting the…

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Youth Groups – Spring!

Youth Team Calendar – A Great Spring Coming Up! Meet & Greet with Candidate, Rev Megan!Saturday, April 29, 5:30-7 p.m.Families with kids of all ages are invited to come have pizza dinner with Pastor Megan. After supper, we’ll have ice cream sundaes and invite the youth for a special time with Pastor Megan too! All…

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UCW Children – Coming Up!

Children and Sundays this SpringWe are excited for this Eastertide season of new hope and life!  Kids will gather in Sunday School in April and May for their own time of prayer, Bible stories, joy, connection, and creativity.   Meet & Greet with Candidate, Rev Megan!Saturday, April 29, 5:30-7 p.m. Families with kids of all ages…

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Transition News

Dear Friends and Members of Union Church,

I write with some news on our journey of transition. This past week I accepted a call to be the Interim Senior Pastor of United Church of Christ in New Brighton, MN. My ministry there will commence on Sunday, April 23. My last day with you will be Easter Sunday, April 9.

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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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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: 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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