United Parish


Children and Youth

Dear friends,I am really excited to join the staff at United Parish of Auburndale as the new Minister of Faith Formation.  What a beautiful opportunity to work on spirituality opportunities for all ages in the church, especially your children and youth! Cheryl and I both went to seminary together, and

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February 12th Worship

Lessons: Matthew 5:21-37Message: Reconciliation This Sunday we’ll continue our reading of Jesus’ sermon on the mount almost to its end. This is the part that gets tricky, where Jesus uses as examples parts of the original law of Israel given to the people in the book of Exodus and questions its application. We will

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2022 Annual Meeting 2/5/2023

Our 2022 Annual Meeting will follow worship this Sunday, February 5, 2023, please join us as we plan, resolve, hope, remember and celebrate all that we did last year and all that we hope to be this year! We will hear reports from the moderator, the pastor, as well as vote to accept the

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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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February 5th Worship

Lessons: Matthew 5:13-20Message: A Brighter Light This Sunday is February and Communion AND ANNUAL MEETING! All of these things may SEEM like they have nothing in common but, of course, they DO (except maybe February…) Communion is our coming together to feed off of the Holy Spirit that blesses us whenever we come together

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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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January 29th  Worship

Lessons: Micah 6: 6-8   Matthew 5:1-12Message: “A Both/And Church” This Sunday is one you don’t want to miss. We will be welcoming our new Minister of Faith Formation, Rev. Matt Carriker who will be doing our Children’s Message and preaching on two crowd favorites, Micah 6 and the Beatitudes. Here’s a bit about the process

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January 23rd  Worship

Lesson: Isaiah 9:1-4, Matthew 4:12-23 Message: Tea in Dark Times Welcome to January… when it’s cold and dark and cold and … dark… and when it’s … cold. Clearly, I’m not a fan of the cold.  Not to say that New England winters don’t have their redeeming qualities! I know some of you

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Welcome Rev. Matt Carriker

Our new Minister of Faith Formation In June of 2022 the UPA Board of Education began a search for a new Director of Religious Education. During this process we wondered if it might be more fitting to UPA’s vision to find an ordained minister to fill this role opening the position to

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