The Union Church in Waban                
Friday, May 25, 2018
This Sunday 
 9:00 a.m.:    Choir Rehearsal 

10:00 a.m.:    Sunday Worship 
 11:15 a.m.:  Bell Choir rehearsal


Last week was a wonderful celebration of the nine 9th and 10th graders who participated in our Exploring Our Faith process this year. During last Sunday's service, the students beautifully and courageously shared their faith journeys with the congregation, and led us in worship. We celebrated with them as three were baptized, four confirmed their baptisms, and two affirmed their continued walks of faith with our beloved community. What a joy and a blessing! We wanted to share a very special thank you to the many parents, mentors, and other UCW community members who contributed their love, support, wisdom and faithful presence to these students and to the program. Most of all, we are so grateful the nine 9th and 10th graders who walked this path of faith with such open hearts, compassion and thoughtfulness. We are excited to continue the journey next year, as this group continues to gather, share their gifts with the congregation, and participate in mission trips and service opportunities. If you would like to learn more or get involved, please contact Pastor Amy at  





The Annual Meeting
Union Church in Waban
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.

Children, Youth and Families
SAVE THE DATES: Sunday School, Picnic, and Youth Group Pool Party !  
  • June 3rd -- Sunday School Planting: Our seedlings are growing strong in theLittlehale Room and we will be planting them outdoors on June 3rd in Sunday School.
  • June 3rd - Youth Pool Party! In the evening, the Youth Group (middle and high schoolers) will gather at the Abbiati's for our awesome year-end Pool Party!  
  • June 10th - Church Picnic: Kids will prepare games for the picnic during Sunday School and then we'll eat and celebrate together following worship
Mission and Outreach

GBIO Update: UCW House Meeting Campaign
As part of our involvement with GBIO (Greater Boston Interfaith Organization), we have embarked on a house meeting campaign to build relationships within UCW, as well as identify key issues around which we hope to build strength with other faith communities.
GBIO has launched a campaign to have some 600 house meetings in different congregations across greater Boston, and UCW has set a goal of five before the end of June. So far, we have had three meetings, including one with the UCW youth. The discussions have been rich and engaging; relationships formed and strengthened.   Please join us! The next meeting is set for Sunday, June 10th, at 2:00 p.m., at the home of Bertil Peterson and Roxan McKinnon, in Newton Upper Falls (go here to sign up). In addition, there will be a couple other opportunities in June to participate in a house meeting right after church (dates TBD).

Questions? Contact a UCW House Meeting co-captain: 

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. 

The Week Ahead at UCW
Sun., May 27
9:00 a.m.
 Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
 Bell Choir Rehearsal
Wed., June 30
12:00 p.m.
 Lunch Bunch
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
For a complete listing, and details of all upcoming events,  please 
visit our website, 
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