The Union Church in Waban                
Friday, June 1, 2018
The Annual Meeting: Union
 Church in Waban
THIS SUNDAY, June 3, at 11:30 a.m.

Please plan on attending this very important meeting of the congregation where we will be provided with an overview of highlights from this past year, visions for the year(s) to come, a progress report on the status of pledging and financials, amendments to the church bylaws and our proposed 2018/2019 budget to discuss and approve.

This Sunday 
 9:00 a.m.:    Choir Rehearsal 

10:00 a.m.:    Sunday Worship 
11:30 a.m.:    Annual Meeting  (details above))
5:00 p.m.:    Youth Pool Party
From 5-7:00 p.m., the Youth Group (middle and high schoolers), parents and members of the Youth Ministry Team will gather at the Abbiati's for our awesome year-end Pool Party! Bring your swim gear and a snack to share. With questions or for directions, contact Tony Abbiati, Alicia Collins or Pastor Amy (

GBIO Update: UCW House Meeting Campaign
Next UCW House Meeting Sunday, June 10, 2:00 p.m.
Haven't had a chance to participate in a house meeting yet? You're in luck! The next one is Sunday, June 10, at 2pm, at the home of Roxan McKinnon and Bertil Peterson, and there's still space available-go here to sign up.
UCW has set a goal of five house meetings before the end of June, as part of GBIO's "listening campaign," to determine which social-justice issues have the most collective energy these days, and to help strengthen relationships within congregations. So far, we have had four meetings, including one with our youth, and the discussions have been rich and engaging. In addition to the one on June 10, we intend to schedule a couple other meetings for right after church (dates TBD). Please join us!
Questions? Contact a UCW House Meeting co-captain: 

Sunday June 10: Church Picnic

Join us as we share lunch and celebrate the end of the year following worship next Sunday. Please see Jim MacDonald  for the sign-up for food contributions! Kids will set up games and fun during Sunday School on the 10th, and then join the celebrations.  

Children, Youth and Families
Sunday June 10: Teacher Breakfast and Appreciation

On June 10th, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. teachers and others who have assisted with our Sunday School with children and youth are invited to a final meeting and breakfast in the CE Office (across from the Littlehale Room). We'll enjoy good company, review the year, and look ahead to next year! We will then share our gratitude for our teachers, and all those who have shared in our ministry to children and youth this year, during the worship service. We hope to see you there!
Mission and Outreach

The Call for Moral Action continues 
June 4th with a rally on 
Boston Common at 2:00 p.m.

The campaign unveiled a Declaration of Fundamental Rights and Poor People's Campaign Moral Agenda* that will guide the movement through its upcoming 40 days of nonviolent direct action and beyond. The 40 days included a rally and direct action. 
This campaign is an invitation to us to come along side and learn from those who are suffering from poverty and the issues that perpetuate poverty by attending the rallies with a listening, "companioning" heart.

On Monday, June 11, Rev. Swain
is scheduled to speak at the rally at 2:00 p.m. 
Each week will lift up one area of the moral agenda put forth by the campaign. Rallies will be held in 41 states across the country at 2:00 p.m. local time, creating a wave of cry and action across the nation.
"Fifty years after Rev. Dr. King and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign declared that silence was betrayal, we are coming together to break the silence and tell the truth about the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and our distorted moral narrative," the Moral Agenda reads. "We declare that if silence was betrayal in 1968, revival is necessary today."


Learn more
Russell School Catalogue Fundraiser
Pick up a catalogue at the Annual Meeting on Sunday and shop for bags and kitchen items! Proceeds fund programs for Russell students. 
Join us at Boston Gay Pride Parade:
Sunday, June 9, at noon at Copley Square.
Worship service prior at 11:00 a.m. at Old South Church. See Phil Rounseville for details.
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries 
Mission Team members and Stacy Swain joined CMM for the 52nd Anniversary Celebration of interfaith dialogue and social action. To get involved in their various mission outreach work go to
The Week Ahead at UCW
Sun., June 3
9:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m.
11: 30 a.m.
Annual Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Youth Pool Party
Mon., June 4
6:00 p.m.
Worship Team Mtg.
Tue., June 5
6:00 p.m.
Wen., June 6
6:00 p.m.
Sun., June 10
9:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m.
11: 30 a.m.
All Church Picnic
2:00 p.m.
GBIO House Meeting Dinner
UCW Community News
Andover Newton Theological School Affiliate Seeking Accommodation
I am an outgoing Fellow of ANTS/Hebrew College's joint Interfaith program (two years). I have lived on the ANTS campus for four years. Sadly, ANTS is closing and residents have to move out. I am looking for long-term, shared rental space in a single-family home in the area. I would like to live in a family environment with the owner family and welcome the possibility of living with an elderly couple or female. I work full time, have a recent MA from Boston University, am mature, responsible, clean, quiet, financially stable and friendly. Please contact me if you might be interested and can meet most of my needs. I would be happy to meet to discuss further. Can provide references.
Walking distance from the T (I work in downtown Boston)
Private spacious bedroom with large closet
Private updated bathroom
Kitchen and washer/dryer privileges
Parking space
Private entrance
Private small living area
Unfurnished (have my own furniture)
Some storage space in basement
Contact: Shehla Zakaullah (
UCW Member Seeking Resources and Referrals   

Adam Betters Reed, member of UCW and current Newton resident is a 30-year-old on the autism spectrum with experience living on his own who is looking for both housing and for an apartment/condo mate starting approximately August 2018.   

There is no expectation of coordinating meals or social life.  Adam has a strong preference for living in Newton, MA with access to the Green Line and near stores.  He grew up in Waban and is currently living in Newton Center in a house that is closing this summer. 

Adam's interests include:  history, politics, Fan Fiction, Anime, walking, dogs/animals, food.  Adam is currently enrolled in Pathways to Employment JF&CS program, but this too will discontinue in early fall.  

His mother Bonnie is coordinating these multiple searches, and can be reached at 
617-281-4224 or  

Any suggestions, resources or referrals are greatly appreciated. 

For a complete listing, and details of all upcoming events,  please 
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