United Parish


Engaging Christian Contemplative Practices

A joint offering from Agape and UPAIf you are interested in diving more deeply into the roots of Christian contemplative practice, join Pastor Matt for a 6-part series rooted in the “Tree of Contemplative Practices.” The first three sessions this spring will focus on the Stillness Branch, the Generative Branch,

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Ash Wednesday

Reiki and AshesDrop-by Reiki and Ashes with Matt (at Frist parish Waltham, 50 Church St.) from 1:00pm -2:00pm (this is not a traditional service). You are welcome to drop in to receive the imposition of ashes and/or receive reiki from Agape Vision Partner Lucille Haratsis. In-person Service If you cannot come to

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Ageless Adventures

Winter doldrums got you down? Plan to join fellow Ageless Adventurers for a Winter Potluck Dinner on Saturday, February 25th. Appetizers/Cocktails    6:00pm-6:45pmPotluck Dinner             6:45pm-8:30pm We hope to see you then!! Please sign up by Wednesday, February 22nd. RSVP….Carole Smith at  kjcasmith@yahoo.com or Carol Roush at roushkin1@yahoo.com.

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Adult Study

Beginning Wednesday February 1st join Cheryl for an Adult Study on “the Secret Chord”. The Secret Chord is a novel about King David by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. We will meet for 5 weeks on Zoom at 7:30pm. See Below dates. Note due to Parish Council on Wednesday February

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2022 Christmas Offering 

Our Christmas offering will go to La Colaborativa . Founded in 1988, La Colaborativa is a steady, trusted, and fearless partner to Latinx immigrants in Greater Boston, with a focus on gateway cities and towns such as Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Lynn, Revere, and Malden. We work in partnership with Latinx

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UPA Book Club

The UPA Book Club will be discussing The Cloister, by James Carroll,  Anchor Paperback, 2019, 384 pages, at our Zoom discussion, 10:30 – Noon, on Friday, December 9, 2022. Here is a description of The Cloister by Nicholas Delbanco, author, “This is a wonderful novel, and it’s wonder-filled. James Carroll brings the twelfth-century

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Volunteer with Chaplains on the Way

UPA’s Outreach is working with Chaplains on the Way, which is now offering a winter breakfast program for the unhoused in Waltham every weekday. Can you volunteer at the breakfast or donate food? The breakfast is M – F at First Parish in Waltham (50 Church Street) from 7:30-10:30 am.

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