The Union Church in Waban
Friday, August 27, 2021
This Sunday
Summer Worship
August 29th at 10:00 a.m. Worship
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 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, as she rejoins us following her vacation.

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  

Summer Pastoral Care
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, or call/text her cell phone at 617-938-8112. Both she and our office manager, Aidan Cunningham, have returned from vacation.

Welcome Music Director Mijin Choi
We are delighted to welcome Mijin Choi as our new Music Director! Mijin's first Sunday with us will be September 12th, and we hope you will join us to welcome her, as well as consider joining our choir or bell choir in this new season together!
Mijin Choi is a versatile pianist, vocal coach, and church musician with more than a decade of experience working in the field of vocal and instrumental music. Choi holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota, in Collaborative Piano and Coaching, a Master of Music from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, with emphasis in Vocal Accompanying, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano from Kyung Hee University. Choi is excited to work at Union Church in Waban as its next Music Director, and looks forward to growing together. 
Upcoming Sundays & Gatherings
10:00 a.m. Worship - Coming Up in September!
Welcoming Sunday - September 12th

We will continue our Summer Worship services online and in the Memorial Chapel for August 29th and September 5th; and then we hope all will join us (online or in-person following Covid safety guidelines) as we begin our new church year together! Come, and find reconnection, renewal, hope, and joy as we gather together:

  • September 12th - WELCOMING SUNDAY - Commissioning of our new Music Director! We'll begin this new season together with joy, prayerfulness, and grace. On this day we'll welcome Mijin Choi as our new music director, share communion, and gather outside for fellowship and a time of reconnection.
  • September 19th - Blessing of Backpacks - We'll worship together, and kids are invited to bring their backpacks. We'll have a special blessing outdoors following the service, and provide a gift for the kids to take with them into the year.
  • September 29th - EXPLORING OUR FAITH - Commissioning our students: We hope all incoming 9th and 10th graders and their families will join us on this special day, as students begin their year-long journey of faith exploration.

A Note about Sunday School and Kids:
As we begin this new school year, we are carefully monitoring the news about Covid, and have decided to postpone the official 'kick-off' of our indoor Sunday School classes until early October. Beginning September 12th, we'll have worship materials kids can engage with in the pews or in our Prayground in the Memorial Chapel. Childcare and outdoor activities/crafts will also be provided during our usual Sunday School time (10:15-11 a.m.) and kids will gather on the playgrounds (weather permitted). We will also have a couple of special offerings for kids and families following worship (e.g. blessing of backpacks above). Please stay tuned!
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
“Show Up for Boston” Mayoral Candidates Forum
Tuesday, August 31st from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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.
Reach out to Kathy Malone ( with questions and sign up here: 
Registration Link for 8/31 Boston Mayoral Forum:
Adult Education and Formation
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 Sandwich-Making Pausing for August but...
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 for more information and to join our team!
In the Wider Community
 Traveling with the Green Book in Boston
City Mission invites you to join us on a Green Book Tour of Boston. The Green Book was the AAA guide for Black motorists who took to American roads. First published in 1936, during the period of Jim Crow segregation, it identified establishments that would accept the business of African Americans. This included information about hotels, restaurants, gas stations, barber shops, drug stores, and more. To stay safe Black people never left home without a plan and a copy of the Green Book.
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021 (Rain date: Saturday, September 18) 
Time: 10am - 1pm 
The Tour will include:
·   Presentation by Rev. June Cooper and Mr. Byron Rushing
·   Walking Tour to several Green Book sites in the South End
·   Lunch at the historic Slade's Restaurant, a Green Book site. We will eat and engage in conversation about our experience. There is outside seating at Slade's and take-home food containers will be provided for those that would like to complete the tour at this point.
Led by:
·   Rev. June R. Cooper, Scholar in Residence at City Mission
·   Mr. Byron Rushing, Public Historian, Community Organizer, and Former State Representative of the Ninth Suffolk District
Registration is required.
Cost: $40 (includes the tour, lunch, and speakers)
Covid safety precaution: The event will be in-person and primarily outside. Masks are required inside and optional while outside and walking.
Questions? Please contact Eden Johnson at: REGISTER NOW
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.