The Union Church in Waban                
Friday, June 8, 2018

Our annual church picnic will take place immediately after worship at the church.  

We provide hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls, condiments and paper goods.

Please go here to sign up for drinks, desserts or salads. 

This Sunday 
8:30 a.m.:    Teacher Breakfast and Appreciation
 9:00 a.m.:    Choir Rehearsal 

10:00 a.m.:    Sunday Worship 
11:15 a.m.:    Church Picnic
2: 00 a.m.:   UCW House Meeting  (details and sign-up here)
2018-2019 Stewardship Campaign

Friends of The Union Church,
As you know our 2018_19 Stewardship Campaign is under way. Thank you for your continued commitment to the work of the Union Church and to those who have already returned a 2018 _ 19 pledge card. 

If you find it more convenient you  can now also return you pledge online.  This is a quick and simple way to submit your pledging information.

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.  Hard copies of pledge cards will also be available at church this  Sunday.

Mission and Outreach

The mission:  "Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections."
We at the Union Church in Waban try to mirror many of the visions stated above in the Boston Pride Mission Statement. Why not take to the streets and show our support of the Boston Pride community.                                                                                                           
We will meet at church at 10:00 for a brief time of prayer before heading downtown on the T.  We will  then attend worship together at Old South Church at 11:00 before joining the parade to Boston City Hall Plaza. 


"I see these house meetings as a wonderful expression of being church together as we share, listen, and honor each other's stories."
                                                                                    -Pastor Stacy

Be Church Together! 
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 2:00 p.m, at the home of Roxan McKinnon and Bertil Peterson -- sign up here.
UCW has set a goal of 5-10 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've had five of these meetings, including one with our youth and one with our elders, and there'll be one more after church on Sunday, June 17 (Father's Day)The conversations have been rich and engaging. Please join in! 

Contact a UCW House Meeting co-captain: 

The Call for Moral Action continues
This Monday, June 11th 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.

This 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
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
Children, Youth and Families
This Sunday, June 10: Teacher Breakfast and Appreciation
This Sunday, 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!
Youth Service Afternoon 
Thursday, June 21st 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 (
Youth Pool Party - Thank you!  
Many thanks to the Abbiati-Collins family for hosting, and for all who supported and came to our year-end youth pool party!   We had a great turn-out and an awesome time celebrating the end of a wonderful year together.  
The Week Ahead at UCW
Sun., June 10
8:30 a.m.
Teacher Breakfast and Appreciation
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
Mon., June 11
7:00 p.m.
Choir Practice
Wed., June 13
6:30 p.m.
Moderator's Team Meeting
Sun., June 17
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!  
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.