The Union Church in Waban                
Friday, June 15, 2018
July Summer Services 

June 24, 2018 will be our final Sunday morning, 10:00 a.m. worship service for the program year.  

Starting on July 8, we will worship at 5:00 p.m.  These will be more informal worship services in Memorial Chapel (just off the sanctuary) where we invite you to come just as you are, whether that be straight from the beach or from the garden.  Worship will be followed by some light refreshments.  If you are interested in helping to lead service, sharing a reflection or playing some music for a service, please be in touch with Pastor Stacy.

Sunday Morning, 10:00 a.m. Worship will resume on
September 9, for our Gathering Sunday Service
This Sunday 
 9:00 a.m.:    Choir Rehearsal 

10:00 a.m.:    Sunday Worship 
11:30 a.m.:   UCW House Meeting - on the stage ,  ( sign-up here)

Join us on  Monday, September 17 , from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary for an evening of developing group-singing and music-reading skills. We will have a time for pizza and socializing after our skill building session. Anyone interested in growing these skills is welcome, including youth and families! If you plan to attend, please email Kayla Gautereaux at .
Father's Day Reception

This Sunday's Reception (June 17) will be prepared  by  the women of our church.  Please email Judy Nagle  at  the link below  to let  her know  what  you  would  like  to  contribute.
Thank You!

Mission and Outreach
UCW-GBIO House Meeting 
Last chance coming up on Sunday!   

The last house meeting will happen right after church on Sunday, June 17 (Father's Day), 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mark Smith presiding. 
Please come if you can! 
This spring we've had six congregational "house meetings," a new kind of forum for UCW in which small groups of people share their defining stories and concerns. The conversations have been rich and engaging, and a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other at a deeper level. They will have the added benefit of helping to shape GBIO's advocacy agenda. (Go here for an updated calendar of GBIO meetings and actions.)

Contact a UCW House Meeting co-captain: 

The Call for Moral Action continues

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.

The campaign culminates with a rally and action in Washington D.C. on Saturday, June 23rd.  Buses will be going from Boston.  To learn more about transportation please go here

Union Church at Moral Revival Poor People's Campaign at the
State House in Boston.

Pastor Stacy Swain gave the invocation for the rally on June 11. 
"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

Children, Youth and Families
Thanks for a Wonderful Year!  

This Sunday and Next Sunday - Childcare during Worship 
What a wonderful year of Sunday School we had!  Thank you to all the teachers, parents, kids and UCW members who made it such a joy-and-faith-filled experience for all.  While our formal Sunday School is now on break for the summer, this Sunday and next there will be supervised childcare for all ages (including play and crafts in the Vestry and on the playgrounds). Lisa, our professional nursery staff-person, will also be in the nursery for our littlest members (infants and toddlers).    

Youth Service Afternoon -
Thursday, June 21, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.:  Cookies and Connections 
Middle and High Schoolers are invited to celebrate the last week of school together, baking cookies and having fun.  We'll then divide into groups and bring cookies to some of the elders and others in our community who might enjoy a visit and a treat.   For more about this event and how you can participate or help, please contact Susan Hunt Stevens or Pastor Amy (  
2018-2019 Stewardship Campaign

Click above to submit an online Pledge Form

(You can also access the online pledge form at any time by going to 
the Union Church website homepage at
I f you have any questions,  please do not hesitate to reach out to    Grant Gund co-chair of  our Stewardship Team.  

The Week Ahead at UCW
Sun., June 17
9:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m.
11: 30 a.m.
GBIO House Meeting Conversation
Wed., June 20
10:30 p.m.
Waban Health Worship
Thur., June 21
4:00 p.m.
Youth Service Afternoon
Sun., June 24
9:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m.

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!  
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