United Parish


All Ages Faith Formation

There are a lot of exciting things happening in the next couple weeks! Since I will be leading music and prayers in the service this Sunday 3/19, Pei will be leading Sunday school on Psalm 23 on the story of Lazarus. Last Sunday, the UPA Youth Group had a very successful service

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Worship March 26th

Lessons:  John 11:1-45 This Sunday is our last Sunday before we head into “Holy Week,” the week we spend journeying with Jesus into Jerusalem and to the cross. Your worship committee has set up so many opportunities for us all to make lasting meaning of this most significant time for Christians.   As

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March 12th  Worship

March 12th Worship Lessons:  John 4:5-42 Message:  How Hungry Are You The crocuses in front of the church have emerged and are threatening color with each peak of sunlight from the clouds. We are in the beginning days of our community’s transformation from death to new life. Every day, now, will reveal new colors

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March 5th  Worship

Lessons:  John 3:1-17 Message:  Living the Mystery This Sunday, the second Sunday of our Lenten Season, we will consider the oft quoted John text, John 3:16 (“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal

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Engaging Christian Contemplative Practices

A joint offering from Agape and UPA. If 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

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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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February 19th  Worship

Lessons: Matt 17:1-9Message: Transfiguration  MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Ash Wednesday is in just one week!  Ash Wednesday is when Christians mark the first day of our season of atonement, reflection, and renewal. On this day we recall that we are mortal objects made of the earth for the purpose of grounding us in a humble

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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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