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October 2nd Worship

Lessons:  Lamentations 1:1-6Message: It’s a Sad Song (but we’re gonna sing it anyway) It’s officially Autumn which means ALL THINGS PUMPKINS at UPA!  We need “all hands on deck” for this wonderful fundraiser/mission/community event so scroll down for the info here and SCAN THE QR CODE to sign up to sell. If

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September 25th Worship

Lessons:  Luke 16:19-31Message: Beyond Alms This week’s gospel tells the story of Lazarus, who was lying outside the gate of a rich man’s palatial home, in desperate need of food, clothing and acute medical care. It is a story familiar to a number of us, with the message that those who have

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September 18th

Lessons:  Luke 16:1-13 Message: God’s Economy We were talking a bit this past Sunday about how the church is not our building or the national/international institution but rather the gathered people. WE are the church when and where ever two or more are gathered! At UPA we are in an intentional community that

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September 11th Worship

Lessons:  Luke 15:1-10 Message:  Re-Membering Jesus This Sunday is UPA’s Welcome Back Sunday! It is the first Sunday of our program year including returning our worship to our sanctuary, choir singers in worship, Communion for ALL, Intergenerational worship (meaning kids will stay in worship with us -don’t worry! We have all sorts of activities

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Sunday, August 28th

Lessons: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14 Message: Belonging Not gonna lie, I’m not just a little excited to send my beloved, teenaged cherubs back to school in 13 days (I’m counting – that’s who’s counting) It’s been a lovely summer of beaches and bike riding, basketball and ice cream, putting time restrictions

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Sunday August 21st

Lessons: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Luke 13:10-17 Message: Maybe Tomorrow Our lessons this Sunday are, on the surface, seemingly unrelated. In Jeremiah, we hear God calling a reluctant young, faithful Jew to a life of prophecy for the people of Israel. In Luke, Jesus is healing a sick woman, but on the Sabbath when Jewish law

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August 14th Worship

Lesson:Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56 Message:Why Tell the Stories? Last week we were blessed by the Rev. Dr. J Mary Luti’s thoughts on the importance and meaning of communion. Reminded us that the ritual of communion and the retelling of the story of our gathering for the feast can serve as

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August 14th

Lesson:  Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56 Message: Why Tell the Stories? Last week we were blessed by the Rev. Dr. J Mary Luti’s thoughts on the importance and meaning of communion. Reminded us that the ritual of communion and the retelling of the story of our gathering for the feast can serve

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Sunday, August 7th

ALL NEWTON UCC WORSHIP SERVICE! WORSHIP BEGINS AT 9:30AM. This week I’m so excited to be worshiping together with all of our Newton UCC churches in one place! In this time and place, with injustice and resulting suffering seemingly in every corner of our culture, it is important that we find ways

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