The Union Church in Waban               
Friday, December 21, 2018
Tonight - Longest Night Service, 7:00 PM
artwork by Jan Richardson
Artwork by Jan Richardson

Come into the quiet.  
Come in from the fray.  
Come into the warmth of our church to share in our Longest Night Service.  

Through Song, Reflection on the Kabbalah Creation Myth and what has been termed the "God Particle," we will rest in the darkness and consider what light may lie within it.    
This Sunday 

8:00 - Prayer Group has wrapped up for the year.  Stay tuned for Bible Study which will resume at 8:00 in Stacy's study on January 6th, 2019. .  
9:00 -  Choir Rehearsal 
10:00 - Christmas Sunday Worship
On Sunday we will light the Candle of Love as we take in the miracle that love was made manifest in the person of Jesus on Christmas.  We will share in that love by welcoming one among us into membership.  The choir will sing a beautiful anthem entitled "Lo, How a Rose/The Rose" arranged by Craig Hella Johnson featuring a solo by Kayla Gautereaux.   Finally we will share in a special collection to support A Lift Up, which is a program of City Mission.  

Special Christmas Offering this Sunday and Christmas Eve.     Guided by City Mission's principles of engagementeducation, and empowerment, City Mission's strategic focus is preventing family homelessness and all their work is designed to serve the most vulnerable people in Boston.  A Lift Up is an intensive, voluntary two-year homelessness prevention program for low-income single mothers and their families who are at risk of losing their housing.  To learn more about the good work of City Mission please visit their website 

Children's Corner in Memorial Chapel
Please note that throughout Advent we have a new table set up in the Memorial Chapel (the lovely space with the candles and Nativity stained glass window behind the piano) with quiet books and crafts for our younger ones, or any kiddos who could use a bit of space and movement during worship. This space is for you and yours - we hope you'll find it a blessing.  
12:30 - Christmas Caroling at Waban Health 
       All are invited to join us as we visit our friends at Waban Health at their new home in           Norwood.  We'll bake cookies to bring in Sunday School, and then carpool together            (meet at 12:30 p.m. in the Union Church Parking to to arrive 1:00 p.m.) to spread               some holiday cheer! To find out more, contact Pastor Amy at  
5:00 p.m. - Christmas Caroling at the Parish of the Good Shepard   
We have been invited to join our neighboring congregation, Parish of the Good Shepherd, across the street for a carol sing and reception at 5:00 p.m.  

Please Join Us on Dec 24th for our


Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols Service
at 6:00 p.m.


All are Welcome!
Amy and Stacy will be away 12/26-12/30
Please note that Pastors Amy and Stacy will be away December 26 - 30.  If you have an urgent pastoral need during this time please reach out to Deacon Deb McGovern at home:617-202-5408 or cell:857-498-1812 so that she and the other deacons can be of help to you.  
Kids, Youth and Families
Growing in Faith and Community 
Christmas Caroling at Waban Health 
December 23
rd at 12:30 p.m.
(Meeting in Union Church parking lot to arrive in Norwood for 1:00 p.m.)

All are invited to join us as we visit our friends at Waban Health at their new home in Norwood. We'll bake cookies to bring in Sunday School, and then carpool together to spread some holiday cheer!  
Education, Spiritual Formation and Fellowship

Please be sure to pick up a copy of our Advent Reflection Booklet
this Sunday. Copies will be available in Crocker Chapel.  
Click HERE or on the image below to view an online copy.

For a complete listing, and details of all upcoming events,  please 
visit our website, 
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