The Union Church in Waban
Friday, June 11, 2021
This Sunday
Artwork by Jan Richardson
June 13th, at 10:00 a.m. Worship

This Sunday, we hear Jesus teaching through the power of parables. He tells us that the kingdom of God is like a seed planted in a field. He tells us that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed.

Our second passage comes from the Prophet Ezekiel where he speaks the word of God telling the people who are in exile that God will plant them back on the highest mountain and they shall be like a mighty tree.

We will also celebrate together the baptism of William "Buz" Bedford and in doing so affirm our belovedness as God's own, planted here in this time to bring about the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

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
A Party for Pastor Stacy
This Sunday June 13th at 1:00 p.m.
A celebration for Stacy will be held on June 13th at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Invitations and details were e-mailed out but if, for some reason, you did not receive your email invitation please contact the office at Childcare will be provided.
To connect to Sunday Worship or to any of our online offerings, you may go to our website at There you will find a click through to Sunday morning worship and to other online opportunities. You may also use the link below.  
Upcoming Sundays
A Farewell for Daon Drisdom, Minister of Music
Sunday June 20th after worship
You are invited to come by the church after worship on June 20th to say farewell to Daon who will be moving on from UCW at the end of June. We will gather outside on the front yard for some cake and words of gratitude. If you are unable to join us, please consider sending your best wishes for Daon to Pastor Stacy (words, videos, musical recording - whatever you'd like) to Stacy by Wednesday, June 17th and she will compile them for Daon.
Father's Day -Send Photos of Fathers to Pastor Amy
Sunday June 20th (send photos by Friday, June 18th)
We will celebrate and remember all those who have been as fathers to us during worship on June 20th. If you have photos of a father in your life that you would like to include in our Father's Day slideshow, please send them to Pastor Amy via email at Thank you!
Children, Youth and Families 
Youth Ministry

Children, Youth and Families Ministries
Our ministries teams for children, youth and families are looking ahead to the summer and fall, eager to gather, serve and play; find grounding and guidance in our faith; and share care and connection as we enter this new phase of our journey together. It you would like to be part of our gathering and imagining, please contact Pastor Amy (
Adult Education and Formation
Java Gents
Wednesday night, June 16th, at 6:00 p.m.

We will continue our online gatherings with a Zoom meeting next Wednesday night , June 16th, starting at 6:00 p.m. Check your e-mail for the Zoom connection/link from Buz ( as the date approaches.

JAVA Gents is the informal get-together of the men of the UCW congregation (and community). The group aims to provide friendly fellowship and mutual support to the men. We will enjoy a lively and supportive discussion of timely topics as well as personal goings on in our lives. Newcomers are always welcome.  Please contact either Jay (, or Buz ( if any questions or to be added the Java Gents mailing list.

Hope you all can attend.
Jay and Buz!
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
Listening In
Listening in is a conversation between Tom Vawter and Pastor Stacy as they take some time to explore the depths of some gorgeous poems. They offer this conversation as a way to enter in and listen in to where the beauty of the poem may be speaking and ministering to us in this profoundly challenging time we are in. May it be a blessing to you. Go HERE to access the video or click on the image of Tom.
Advocate for Racial Justice
Did you Know...
Mission Matters
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. And our team of volunteers helps keep it running every other Saturday - Email to learn more and to join our team and join the @newtonfreedge Facebook group for updates!
Common Cathedral - Continuing this Month and Beyond
With our partners at the Wellesley Hills Church, we've delivered more than 3000 sandwiches since the start of the pandemic!
Thank you to everyone who has made this ministry possible. It means so much, and there is still so much need. We'll continue delivering food (sandwiches, fruit, and granola bars) as long as we can to our unhoused siblings in downtown Boston, and are signed up for each week this June. To learn more or sign up to help with this ministry, please CLICK HERE. Thank you!

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.