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Friday, June 9, 2017
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Children's Sunday and All-Church Picnic

This Sunday - 
Bible Discussion  at 8:00 a.m.
We are walking through the Gospel of Luke wondering at what we read and making connections with our lives today.  All are welcome!
Children's Sunday Run-Through  R ehearsal at 8:45 a.m.   
We ask all kids who would like to participate in Children's Sunday to please arrive at 8:45 a . m . on June 11 th (with instruments if they are playing music) so that we can have a final run-through of the service, and prepare our hearts and minds together for worship. 
Choir Rehearsal at 9:00 a.m.  
Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. 
Our children and youth have been working to prepare our special Children's Sunday Service, and we are excited to be inspired and led by them!  Please plan to join us this Sunday for this special child- and youth-led Sunday worship, followed by our church picnic.

We Will Also Bless Camper Backpacks  this Sunday
Thank you for filling backpacks for our Dorchester campers from the Russell School andProject Care and Concern!  Please be sure to bring the backpacks to   church this Sunday!  They will be blessed and sent off with Principal Tamara Blake and Parent Council Presidents, Dassan Harrington for the Russell School campers. What a blessing to be able to send these children off for their summer adventure with love and hugs from UCW!

All Church Picnic
After church is our All Church Picnic!  The picnic will take place outside on the grounds of the church.
Youth Year-End Pool Party:  5 - 7:00 p.m.
From 5-7:00 p.m., the youth will meet at the home of the Abbiati family for a year-end pool party!  We'll have fun, celebrate the year, and look ahead to next year.  Youth families and Youth Ministry Team members should have received an Evite and we are grateful for RSVPs.  For more information, or if you didn't receive the Evite, please contact Amy at .  


On June 18th Father's Day, we will have a special service to celebrate the Fathers in  our lives.

All the women of the church are invited to   join in singing for this service. We will sing a really  lively and easy to learn anthem called "I Sing with the Spirit! " This is a traditional spiritual which  I'm sure you will recognize. Our soprano soloist , Bethany Worrell, will help with the teaching  of the music, and I know you will enjoy singing it. So, even if you do not read music, this will be an enjoyable experience for all.
No previous experience in singing is necessary---just bring yourself, your spirit, and your voice.
That ' s all that's needed!
We will have a brief musical rehearsal on that Sunday at 9:00 a.m.  We will make an mp3 recording available to you, if you wish to hear the song .   Please email me at whmerrill@com c as t .n e t if you would like to receive it.
I hope you can jo i n us in this joyful celebra t ion of Father's Day!
Many thanks, Bill Merrill


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Sunday, June 25 th will be our last Sunday morning service, 10:00 am.  During the month of July, starting 
July 9th, we will gather on Sunday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. for a service 
of prayer, song, and reflection.  

These services will be informal and inclusive of all ages.  Come just as you are, straight from the beach or the garden.  

(Please note will not have worship services in August and Gathering Sunday, when we will again gather at 10:00 a. m. is September 10 th).

SAVE THE DATE:  ALL CHURCH RETREAT - October 20 - 22, 2017

Come one!  Come all!
Our All Church Retreat is scheduled for
Oct. 20-22 at the Rolling Ridge retreat center in North Andover, MA.  

Please mark your calendars!  This is a wonderful time of fun, fellowship, formation and rest.  
It is not to be missed.  More information will be forthcoming but for now, SAVE THE DATE!   

Fill a Backpack! Make quality camp possible   
Last Sunday, Wanda Pazmino shared her camp experience as an eight year old girl from East Harlem.  As Wanda reflected, the hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth" was "engraved in my mind and heart, realizing the beauty of God's creation that is around us every day".  She "realized that God's beauty could also be discovered back in the inner city."

We are blessed with the opportunity to "engrave" God's love on the hearts of 24 four children from Dorchester.  We have a few 
backpacks that need to be filled!

Our partners at both Russell School (Principal Blake) and Care and Concern (Sister Joyce) inform us that summer camp for the children they serve is life-changing and yet, out of reach financially for many. We now send them off with backpacks from us and cards of encouragement. You can fill a backpack with a towel, a flashlight or anything you think will make camp easier and more fun. And you can sign the card inside! Backpacks are in the side chapel and must be returned by June 11th  on Children's Sunday when Mrs. Blake will receive them during our service.


There are two upcoming GBIO opportunities to learn how to support and stand with our Muslim neighbors and friends:
GBIO Bystander Intervention Workshop
Sat., June 10, 9:30-11:30am, in Bethel AME Church's Fellowship Hall (40 Walk Hill St., Boston). The Quabbin Mediation Group will conduct the training. See flyer for more information.
GBIO Muslim Teach-In
Tues., July 25, 7pm, at Temple Isaiah (55 Lincoln St., Lexington).
If you have any questions about these events or GBIO in general, please contact Kathleen Hobson or Mark Smith, UCW GBIO Co-Liaisons.

Ordination Service for Amy Clark Feldman
June 25
th at 3:00 p.m.
Amy would like to invite the Union Church community to gather with her for the celebration of her ordination as an American Baptist minister on Sunday, June 25th at 3:00 p.m. This special service will take place at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre (at the corner of Beacon and Centre Streets), and all are welcome.  We hope you can join us for this joyful event!    

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The Week Ahead
Sun., June  11
8:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
8:45 a.m.
Children's Sunday Run-Through
10:00 a.m.
Children's Sunday Worship
11:30 a.m.
All Church Picnic
5:00 p.m.
Youth Year-End Pool Party
  Wed., June 14
7:30 a.m.
Prayer Group
Cancelled: Coffee w/Stacy today
  6:30 p.m.
Co-Moderator's meeting
Thur., June 15
10:30 a.m.
Waban Health Worship
Sat., June 17
10:30 a.m.
Worship Team Retreat
Sun., June  18
8:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Bible Study

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