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Friday, December 26th, 2020
Online Worship This Sunday
Christmas Sunday
December 27th  - First Sunday After Christmas
10:00 a.m. Zoom Worship

This Sunday, we delight that Pastor Amy and Music Minister Daon Drisdom will be enjoying some rest.  

Pastor Stacy will be sharing in worship with recordings from staff from both the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts and the Southern New England Conference of the UCC.  Rev. Mary Miller, the Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts will be our preacher.  

To join worship on Zoom:  

Zoom Link:  HERE 
Meeting ID: 892 7914 1441
Passcode: 445058
Dial in only: 1 646 558 8656 
Find a Copy of the Bulletin by CLICKING HERE  
Special Christmas Collection 

Please consider donating to the Chelsea Collaborative for our Christmas Special Collection recipient. The City of Chelsea has the highest incidence rate of COVID-19 cases in all of Massachusetts and a large population of Latinx residents. La Colaborativa (The Chelsea Collaborative) is feeding families, supporting residents facing eviction, and disseminating critical information about COVID-19. This organization has a history of assisting and empowering immigrants through facilitating youth employment, providing English language classes, and in recent Get Out the Vote efforts, among other activities. Their goal is to empower through enhancing the social and economic health of the community.

NOTE:  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.   
Thank You, Thank You !

Thank you thank you! Our congregation once again stepped up in a big way and was incredibly generous this holiday season! Thanks to all who were able to purchase gifts both for Project Care and Concern and for the residents of Norwood Healthcare. 

This year it seemed so critical to reach out and let our friends know they were not forgotten! The coloring books, magazines, word search books and colored pencils were SO appreciated by the residents at Norwood Healthcare. Due to covid the residents haven't been able to gather and do activities together - so these gifts were more helpful and needed than ever. 

The 57 residents of Project Care & Concern whom we were able to provide gifts for this year will be thrilled when they open their presents this week. It was inspiring to see the mountain of gifts being loaded into the two cars to be delivered. I hope you all know what a difference you've made!

Thank you again for your generosity. 
Erika Pond and Molly Owen-Kiritsy

Advent Devotional Booklet 

Our Advent theme this year is "Fear Not."  As is our custom we compiled our Advent devotions booklet to accompany us through our walk of Advent.  If you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please be in touch with Office Manager, Aidan (

You may also access a PDF of the booklet HERE.

Heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to our booklet this year. 
Children, Youth and Families 

Pastor Amy Away from Dec. 26th to Jan. 2nd

Please Note that Pastor Amy will be away and not checking email or phone during the week between Christmas and New Year.  If you have any questions or pastoral concerns during that time, please reach out to Pastor Stacy at or 617-759-9016. 

A Huge Thank You for Our
 2020 Christmas Pageant!

Thank you to all the amazing children, youth, and families that contributed so generously to our beautiful telling of the Christmas Story in worship last Sunday! Through their gifts of story-telling, music, dance, visual art, and more, our kids truly shared the Advent light of hope, love, peace, and joy, and we are so grateful!
We have posted the videos of the service online, and you can access them by clicking on the image below:  


Youth Ministry
Youth Groups:

This Sunday, Dec 20th 
9th Grade Youth Group 
Christmas Party on Zoom!  7:00-8:00 p.m.
Given the rising COVID numbers and wet weather we've decided to move our Christmas Party online!  Join in for Christmas Fun from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Pastor Amy has sent an Evite to all 9th grade families with the Zoom link.  

Sunday, January 3rd
Exploring Our Faith - 5:00-6:30 p.m.
We'll meet on Zoom for our final gathering before our January 10th Baptism/Confirmation/Affirmation Sunday!  All EOF Students should also meet with Pastor Amy before Jan. 10th. Please see your emails for the sign-up!  

Mission Matters

Advocates for Racial Justice

Did you know......

The FBI circulated the following memo after King's "I Have a Dream" Speech:  In the light of King's powerful demagogic speech yesterday he stands heads and shoulders over all other Negro leaders put together when it comes to influencing great masses of Negros. We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security.

Be Part of our On-going Common Cathedral Team
Our friends at Common Cathedral need our support more than ever with the winter cold and growing Covid numbers.  We'll continue to go downtown with sandwiches, coffee, and granola bars every Thursday.  You can help by holding the Common Cathedral community in your prayers, and by signing up through the link below.  

For More Details and Ways You Can Help: GO HERE
Scripture Reader Sign-up
Please look at the Sign Up Genius HERE, and sign up to read Scripture. Youth are greatly encouraged to sign up, too! (The link is also always available on the

Thanks you, UCW Deacons
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.

From The Wider Community