The Union Church in Waban
Friday, August 13, 2021
This Sunday
Summer Worship
August 15th at 10:00 a.m. Worship
UCC Pastor and Spiritual Director of the Agape Spiritual Center,
Rev. Matt Carriker preaching and sharing music
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. We will be blessed by the voices and leadership of a variety of wonderful preachers and worship leaders each Sunday in August while Pastor Amy is on vacation. You can find a full list of who will be preaching each Sunday, along with links to each Sunday's bulletin, below. All are welcome to join us at the church picnic table directly following worship for snacks and fellowship.

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

To join Sunday Worship on Zoom:  
Zoom Link: HERE
Meeting ID: 832 2059 8969
Passcode: 458322
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 

The bulletin is available HERE

To connect to Sunday Worship or to any of our online offerings, you may also go to our website at www.ucw.org.  
Summer Pastoral Care & Staff Vacations
Pastoral Care Connections
During this time of transition, please know that your church is here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Rev. Amy Clark Feldman by email at amy@ucw.org, or call/text her cell phone at 617-938-8112. She will be here full-time through August 1st, and then return from her vacation on August 23rd.
Pastoral Care and Connection during Pastor Amy's Vacation (Aug. 2nd - 23rd)
Our Deacons and congregation are here for you while Pastor Amy is away, and three wonderful local pastors have also volunteered to serve on-call for pastoral emergencies.

For urgent Pastoral Concerns, please contact our Senior Deacon, Jim MacDonald, by calling or texting: 508-395-0431. Jim can connect you with our Deacons or our on-call pastors.

For other urgent Questions or Building-Related Concerns: Our Office Manager Aidan Cunningham will also be on vacation from August 9th-23rd. If you have an urgent question related to the church or our building, please contact our co-Moderator, Frank Laski, at 508-654-8567
(or backup, 617 899-5581).
Upcoming Summer Sundays & Gatherings
Worship in August
Come Together each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

We will continue gathering for 10:00 a.m. worship in-person and on Zoom throughout August. We hope you will join us! The following is a brief look at the weeks ahead:

  • Aug. 22nd - UCW member, Jenny Weisz preaching
  • Aug. 29th - Rev. Amy Clark Feldman preaching
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
Upcoming Event

Everyone is invited and encouraged to help represent UCW at this GBIO event on Zoom. Feel free to come whether or not you have previously participated in GBIO events! RSVP to Kathy Malone (j2kathleen@gmail.com) and feel free to reach out with questions.
“Show Up for Boston” Mayoral Candidates Forum
Tuesday, August 31st, time TBD
All those who work, play or live in Boston are encouraged to contribute to a huge turn out as we seek policy commitments from the mayoral candidates. You do not need to be a resident of Boston to attend or have a stake.

A Note from Priscilla Kelso
Dear Waban Church Family - 
 
After two years of successful cancer treatment, my family and I are choosing the option of hospice services here at our home. 
 
As we know, hospice can be a matter of weeks, months, or much longer. God is the one who knows our beginnings and endings. On good days I have extraordinary energy. On difficult days, I am leaning hard on Bart and our daughter Rachel and her husband Michael who are here with me. 
 
We are so grateful for the faithful care of so many of you and the ways you are supporting us at this time. Thank you for the meals, the practical gifts you've offered and most of all the prayers. 
 
The spiritual care and prayers are the thing that undergird our family. Many of you have been through similar stories with your own family and friends and we now share in the understanding of that challenging journey.
 
Thank you for all your continued support. It is times like these we feel the grace of God and the comfort of our family and community.
  
- Priscilla 
Adult Education and Formation
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Tea Time Bible Study
Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.

Please join us for a walk through the Book of Acts with Rev. Arlyne Grant and other friends. No biblical study or experience is needed. This will be a fun filled time of conversation and learning.

Zoom Link is HERE
Meeting ID: 847 2838 1864
Passcode: 837512
Dial in: 1 646 558 8656
Mission Matters
Common Cathedral
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You can support Common Cathedral through the Boston Marathon!
We have great news.... Rev. Laura Shatzer, who many of us remember and worked with in her role as a pastor at CityReach, is running the Boston Marathon in support of Common Cathedral! 

Common Cathedral Executive Director, Amanda Grant-Rose, wrote to Pastor Amy: "It was such a surprise that we got a charity bib through BMC and we could not think of a better person to run than Laura! I know that while Laura was working for Common Cathedral she had a special relationship with your congregation so I wanted to make sure you know that she would be back to run the marathon on Oct 11th!"

Laura's running page is below! Please consider supporting Laura and our wonderful partners at Common Cathedral with your prayers and/or gift.

The link to Laura's running page can be found HERE
Newton Freedge: Summer Volunteers Needed!
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. We are in need of more volunteers to help on Saturdays this summer. Please Email chanellobdell@gmail.com for more information and to join our team!
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.