The Union Church in Waban
Friday, December 24 2021
Christmas Eve Services at UCW
4:00 PM Outdoor Service Register HERE
6:00 PM. Lessons & Carols Online Zoom Link HERE
View or Download Lessons & Carols (6:00 PM) Bulletin HERE
Given the surge of Covid case counts, there were hard choices to make for our worship practices. Your Phase Forward team recommended providing limited in-person gatherings as safely as possible to offer choices that best meet your spiritual needs. As such, we have revised our plans for our worship this Christmas Eve and in the coming days. Please see below for important updates and share them widely with friends and neighbors alike! 

  • We are still offering a joyful, masked candlelit, in-person worship Service on the Waban Common in front of the church at 4:00 p.m. The service will last 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome and registration will help us prepare! Bundle up, come on down, as we light, listen and jingle! Please click HERE (or above) to register.

  • Our 6:00 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols is fully registered for in-person, but with new restrictions for participation. Everyone is welcome to join us—ONLINE (Zoom link above). Union Church staff, bell choir, soloists and lay readers will lead us from the Sanctuary. Please bring a candle with you to your online watching, and plan to briefly stay on Zoom after the service so we can greet and wish each other a Merry Christmas! In-person registrants will receive an email with additional parameters for participation- including NO singing, double-masking, and extra bundling up with open windows. We will sadly have to turn away unregistered guests in order to maintain the safer threshold we have set, but there is a lot of room at the inn on Zoom.

(You can read the latest message from our Phase Forward team, "A Revised Plan for Worship this Christmas Season" HERE )
First Sunday After Christmas
Sunday, December 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Online only)
Join us for this service featuring Christmas carols and some stories behind them. There will also be the opportunity to choose a Christmas carol to sing! We will light the Christ candle, and open our hearts and church to the mystery of God-with-us!

Our December 26th and all January Sunday services will be on Zoom only.
We look forward to seeing you!

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

The bulletin is available HERE
Year End Giving
Your generosity creates our shared ministry. Thank you so much for all the ways you contribute to our practice and sharing of the love of God. Here are a few giving reminders as we approach the end of the year.

2021 Contribution Deadline: 2021 Contributions must be postmarked or received in the church office by December 31st, 2021. Contributions postmarked or received after December 31st are required to be classified as 2022 contributions. The church office will be closed on Friday, December 31st.

2022 Prepaid Pledge Gifts: If your 2021 contribution is a pre-payment for 2022, please mark your check clearly as such. 

2021 Year-End Giving Statements: All 2021 contributors will receive a year-end summary giving statement in January 2022 that reflects all donations received or post-marked prior to January 1, 2022.

Please contact the church office at or 617-527-6221 with any questions. 
The Union Church in Waban
Important Updates from the
Phase Forward Team
With Covid cases on the rise, and dear members of our congregation testing positive, our Phase Forward team has been working hard to ensure we continue to gather as safely as possible. Following are two important updates from the team:
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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 Revs. Wendy Vander Hart or Amy Clark Feldman for prayer or pastoral support:
  • Pastor Wendy's email is and her office phone is 617-965-3893
  • Pastor Amy's email is, and her cell phone for calls or texts is 617-938-8112. She will be on vacation December 25th - 31st.
Please note: Both of our pastors take Mondays off as a day of rest and Sabbath. If you are in need of urgent pastoral support on this coming Monday,, you can reach out to Pastor Wendy, who will be available for emergencies.
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.