The Union Church in Waban   
Friday, April 28, 2017
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This Sunday - 
Bible Discussion will not  meet this Sunday but will  resume
next Sunday, May 7, at 8:00 a.m. 

Choir Rehearsal at 9:00 a.m.  
Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m.
Please note :
 Pastor Stacy is away this weekend for the "Coming to Our Senses" small group retreat.  For urgent pastoral needs, please be in touch with Pastor Amy. 
 
MissionMatters
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) News



Union Church joined with GBIO at State House to rally for sentencing reform, bail reform and criminal justice legislative action. All of the GBIO member churches, synagogues and mosques will gather on May 18 th to advance our social justice agenda in health care, housing, and criminal justice reform. See Mark Smith for more info on GBIO.
 Contact:  Mark Smith   or  Kathleen Hobson    
Bread for the World Offering of Letters
Every spring Bread for the World ( www.bread.org ), a ministry we support, has a letter-writing campaign urging Congress to support legislation to end hunger and poverty in America and abroad. This year's focus is on the nutritional needs of mothers and children. Our church family will be participating in this effort between now and June. Two years ago, we collected over 70 letters. Let's double that this year! We will provide a sample letter for you to sign, starting on May 14th (Mother's Day).   
    
 C hildren,Youth, and
Family
Ministries
 



WISH LIST

GO HERE

UCW Kids and Mini-Missions

Donation Boxes are in
the Crocker Chapel  

THANK YOU!  

Developed by the Christian Education and Teacher Teams, Mini-Missions is an initiative to involve our children in simple, tangible service projects that encourage them to see service as an integral part of their faith and lives. The kids have placed their Collection boxes, as well as wish-lists, for the three organizations - MSPCA, Newton Food Pantry and Birthday Wishes -in the Crocker Chapel and we are grateful for your donations!  Next Sunday, May 7th, the kids will be taking an inventory of their collection.  If you are able, please bring your donations by next week so they can be counted.  The wish-lists can also be found under the Youth & Children tab of www.ucw.org.  With questions, please contact Amy (amy@ucw.org). Thank you!   

UCW Youth - Upcoming Service Event
Sat., May 6
Please also SAVE THE DATE for the afternoon of Saturday, May 6th, when the youth are invited to an afternoon at Gaining Ground Farm in Concord, MA.  All produce from this farm goes to local food pantries and meal programs, and we'll be helping them plant and harvest. An Evite has been sent to all Youth families.  Please RSVP via the Evite, or contact Amy (amy@ucw.org)  for more information or to volunteer to chaperone

Church Matters
  GROWING TOGETHER
  2017/2018 Stewardship Campaign
 
There may still be snow on the ground, but we've turned our clocks ahead, Red Sox Opening Day is right around the corner, and the vernal equinox is in the rear view mirror.  Spring is here!  So many great things happen in the spring, and right after flowers, birds and green grass comes....The UCW Stewardship Campaign!

During our stewardship Season we remember that Church in not so much something we partake of, but instead it is something we participate in.  The church is all of us contributing our time, talents and treasures and creating a thriving community of faith where all can grow together. 

Through out the month of April we will be hearing from different members of the church about what UCW means to them and why they give to the church. We hope you too will take a moment reflect on what the church means to you and to consider making a pledge. 

You will be receiving pledging  information in the mail in the next couple of days.  Information is also be available in the Crocker Chapel, off the sanctuary.  If you have any questions,  please do not hesitate to reach out to Grant Gund, chair of our
Stewardship Team. 



Directory is ready!

Stop by the table in Crocker Chapel this Sunday 
to pick up a hard copy of the church directory.  

If you would like a PDF of the directory sent to you, please be in touch with Office Manager, Aidan Cunningham.   


Adult Education, Fellowship, and Spiritual Formation 
"Would you like to join the church?" 
We will be receiving new members into the church this spring.  If you are interested in learning more about the church and/or are interested in becoming a member, please be in touch with Pastor Stacy (Stacy@ucw.org). 
 

TheWeekAhead
The Week Ahead
 
 
 
Sun.,  Apr. 30
11:30 a.m.
Bell Choir Rehearsal
  Tue., May 2
6:00 p.m.
Deacons
  Wed.,  May 3
7:30 a.m.
Prayer Group
 
 
No Coffee w/Stacy today
 
10:30 a.m.
Lunch Bunch Excursion
 
12:00 p.m.
Lunch Bunch
Sat.,  May 6
9:00 a.m.
Council Retreat
 
12:00 p.m.
Youth Trip to "Gaining Ground Farm"
Sun.,  May 7
8:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
 
9:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal
 
10:00 a.m.
Worship
 
11:15 p.m.
Bell Choir Rehearsal
 
11:30 p.m.
Nica Trip Information Meeting
 
 
 




For a complete listing, and details of all upcoming events, 
please visit our website calendar HERE

Save The Dates
 
Thursday, May 18
GBIO Action Event
Sunday, May 21
Cook-out with Project Care and Concern
Friday, June 9
Russell Field Day
Sunday, June 25
Common Cathedral
 

FROM THE WIDER COMMUNITY
May 11, 2017