Dear UPA families,
I look forward to seeing you for our Welcome Back this Sunday!! Pei and I, along with our high school volunteers Grace and Charlotte, look forward to leading a Sunday School lesson during church on “Who and What is God?” We have a new “Prayground” in the Centenary Room, which families with small children are welcome to use, in addition to the Prayground in the back of the Sanctuary. Many, many thanks to Sherwood for working hard on lovingly creating this new Prayground for the children and families of this church community.
This Sunday after church is our Youth Group kickoff! We’ll meet for lunch, talk a little about the awesome stuff we have planned for this year, and play games!
Next Sunday, September 17th is the evening kickoff of this year’s confirmation process. Please see details for that below., and feel free to contact me with any questions.
Lastly, I hope you can join me in several weeks for the continuation of the “Engaging Christian Contemplative Practices” series exploring the “Tree of Contemplative Practices.” You are welcome, even if you didn’t attend the spring sessions! Our gathering on September 28th will be focused on the Movement branch, and will include a labyrinth walk and a practice from our new student Minister Anine de Grood, who we are excited to welcome this Sunday!
UPA Youth Group Welcome Back!
First two Youth Group events this fall are:
– Sunday, September 10th after church at UPA: Lunch & Games
– Saturday, September 23rd: Boston Area Gleaners: 9am – 12pm
– Sunday, October 1st after church at UPA and around Auburndale: Scavenger Hunt!!
September 17th at 5:30pm at UPA
Regular confirmation meetings for the 2023-24 year will be Sundays from 5:30-7pm, with dinner included. Confirmation is a year-long process for teens meeting twice a month, culminating in the Confirmation service on May 19, 2024. Please contact Matt (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Thanks!
Engaging Christian Contemplative Practices
At United Parish of Auburndale
3 Fall sessions: Thursdays September 28, November 2, November 30
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A joint offering from Agape and UPA
Those who can’t come in person can join virtually here: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2043377541
Interested in diving more deeply into the roots of Christian contemplative practice? Join Pastor Matt for this series rooted in the “Tree of Contemplative Practices.” September 28th will be focused on the Movement branch, and will include a labyrinth walk and a practice from our new student Minister Anine de Grood! November sessions will be focused on the Activist Branch, Relational Branch and the Ritual Branch of the Tree. You are welcome to each session, even if you didn’t attend the spring sessions!