United Parish


July 14th Worship

Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19Message: Thin Places Dear UPA friends, Peace to you! I have missed being with you the last couple of weeks! This Sunday, I look forward to sharing as we continue the exploration of the life of David that began in mid-June. In the text for this week, David and the people of

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July 7th Worship

Scriptures: Ezekiel 2:1-5 and Mark 6:1-13 Message: Preaching to a Tough Crowd This Sunday Linda Wood- Boyle will be preaching. Sunday will also be Communion Sunday. For those who will be joining us via Zoom or Facebook bring some bread and juice to participate in this meal. There are multiple examples throughout the Bible of how it

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June 30th Worship

Scripture: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Message: God in Our Love Blessings and grace to you all.It’s hard to believe that before this modern era people did not find themselves loving same-sex relationships. Today it is said that 1 in 10 people self-define within the LGBTQ spectrum. So why don’t we read more about

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UPA Book Club

The UPA Book Club will meet this coming Friday, June 14, 2024, 10:30am – 12:00pm (noon), by Zoom and Conference Room, to discuss Run, a novel by Ann Patchett, 2007, 304 pages, Paper 2008, 320 pages. From WWW.Browse reviews of Run: “Set over a period of twenty-four hours, Run takes us

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June 16th Worship

Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 Message: Tough Guise  Blessings and grace to you all.Welcome to Summer! I love the summer. I love the warm- even HOT – weather, beach time (or “Shore” as the Jersey Girls like to say), working in my garden, and dining al fresco at my husband and my

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June 9th Worship

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-21, 26-27 Message: Children’s Sunday!!!! Blessings and grace to you all.It’s Children’s Sunday! With 15 years of ordained ministry in my experience I can confidently say that Children’s Sunday is one of if not THE MOST joyful Sunday Worship of the entire year. Sharing our worship and

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June 2nd Worship

Scripture: Romans 12:9-16b Message: Praise God: A Baccalaureate Sermon Blessings and grace to you all.This Sunday we will surround our two graduating seniors in love and joy as we celebrate their incredible accomplishments! What they have accomplished is no small feat and took years of perseverance, courage, confidence, and effort! But also this

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2024 Pride Parade!!!

Boston Pride Parade Saturday Rain or shine!This Saturday June 8, 2024 is the Boston Pride Parade. If you are joining us email Melissa at office@newtonchurch.org so you can be added to the email list to receive up to date information on important event information. On Saturday we will meet at the

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May 26th Worship 

Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:18 and Hosea 11:3-4  Blessings and grace to you all. Today (Wednesday morning) I attended the Mayor’s Community Breakfast at which hundreds of city leaders from non-profit organizations to communities of faith, large corporations to developers, teachers and public servants to union leadership were all in attendance. As the president of

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