The Union Church in Waban                
Friday, December 29, 2017
This Sunday
         8:00 a.m.:  
 No Bible Discussion this Sunday.  
 Discussion will resume Jan. 7, 8:00 a.m. in Stacy's Study

10:00 a.m.:   Worship Service

Children, Youth & Families
Nicaragua Bake Sale 
Exploring Our Faith/Confirmation Trip  
Coming Up on January 7th
On the first Sunday in January, our youth will hold a bake sale during worship at Starbucks in Waban to raise money for service projects in Nicaragua.  We're grateful for donations of baked goods, and will share more information soon!   Also on that day, our Exploring Our Faith/Confirmation group will be traveling following worship to the Islamic Center of Wayland.  All EOF/Confirmation youth and their mentors are invited to join us for this meaningful visit.  For more about either of these opportunities, please contact Amy (   
Mission Matters
Care of God's Earth/Climate Change :  
Sunday, Jan. 7th, after church.
Join us on the stage to learn about opportunities to positively impact our climate and move to a more sustainable environment. Kevin Johnson and representatives from Interfaith Power and Light will lead the conversation.  You are welcome to come listen, and to help us at Union Church be better stewards of this beautiful planet together.
Cook a Meal for Project Care and Concern : 
Sunday, Jan 21st at 1:30 p.m.
Would you like to cook a hot soup and enjoy it with formerly homeless older folks served by Project Care and Concern? Join us to drive together, and eat lunch with some folks who we enjoyed cookout with last summer. 
The Week Ahead at UCW
Please Note :
The church office will be closed on Monday, Jan.1 for New Year's Day.
The 7:30 a.m Prayer Group will not meet this Monday. 
Sun., Dec. 31
10:00 a.m.
Mon., Jan. 1
Church Office Closed for New Year's Day
No Prayer Group meeting
Tue., Jan. 2
6:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 3
6:30 p.m.
Leadership Circle
Wed., Jan. 4
6:30 p.m.
CEC meeting (Reception Room)
Sun., Jan .7
8:00 a.m.
Bible Study
9:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
Bell Choir Rehearsal
11:30 a.m.
Care of God's Earth/Climate Change
12:00 p.m.
Exploring Our Faith/Confirmation:  
Visit to Islamic Center, Wayland
5:00 p.m.
CEC meeting (Choir room)
For a complete listing, and details of all upcoming events,  please 
visit our website, 
Note : Material for inclusion in the Friday e-Blast newsletter or our Sunday Announcements insert should be e-mailed to the office at , by 9:00 a.m. on the previous Wednesday morning.  Please specify whether for e-Blast, Sunday Announcements, or both. Thank you!  
From the Wider Community


Date :
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time :
9:30am - 3:00pm
Location :
United Parish in Brookline
210 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446

In his last Sunday Sermon, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated:

"We are coming to Washington in a poor peop le's campaign. Yes, we are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses...We are coming to demand that the government address itself to the problem of poverty...We are coming to ask America to be true to the huge promissory note that is signed years ago. And we are coming to engage in dramatic nonviolent action, to call attention to the gulf between promise and fulfillment; to make the invisible visible."

Fifty years ago, Dr. King announced the Poor People's Campaign. Although launched in 1968, this movement continues to be relevant today. Join City Mission for our annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Learning, where we will continue this important work. The US Census reflects the huge disparities in Boston, where the poverty rate for white residents is just under 7%, and for Black residents is 21.5%.

The event will include guest speakers and facilitated small group discussion to help us learn from, and build community, with each other.

For more information, contact Katie Omberg at 617-742-6830 ext. 200, or by email,