United Parish

Sunday June 5, 2022

This Week at UPA

Sunday June 5, 2022


Lesson: Acts 2:1-21
Message: Graduating Senior Reflections!

Just a very quick reminder that this week we will hear the first of our graduating seniors offer their reflection during worship.  In the true spirit of Pentecost, we undoubtedly will be inspired by their thoughtfulness in faith.  I really looking forward to hearing how this church has influenced their faith journey and practice!

See you Sunday!

Also, mark your calendars:  
Jun 12th: Senior Sermons Part 2! Be inspired by the faith journeys of our High School seniors as they share their stories of faith and family through the UPA.
June 12th: Children’s Sunday!  Let’s celebrate our “Littles” and their faith journeys! CAKE!
June 19th: Juneteen worship and our last service in the sanctuary (before we move to the Parish Hall for the summer).  ICE CREAM AT COFFEE HOUR!


Prelude: “Variation on a Ground in G”    G. F. Handel
Anthem:  “Це Справді Правильно – It is Truly Right”  Mykola Leontovych
Meditation:  “Aria in F” Johann Kirnberger
Postlude: “Fughetta in G”  J. C. Bach

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Mykola Leontovych (1877 – 1921) was a Ukrainian composer specializing in a cappella choral music ranging from modern to liturgical to folk music. He was educated as both priest and musician. Following the 1917 independence of Ukraine he taught at the Kyiv Conservatory. Leontovych is recognized for composing “Shchedryk”, known in the English-speaking world as “Carol of the Bells”. He was assassinated by a Soviet agent in 1921, and is considered a martyr of the Eastern Orthodox Ukrainian Church.

Live Stream Information

We will continue streaming our worship on both Zoom and Facebook Live. Please share these links with your friends. Bear in mind that we cannot share the Zoom links publicly (to keep from being Zoom bombed), so please share it person to person rather than posting it on Facebook/Twitter, or other public social media. It’s fine to share the Facebook link broadly and publicly. For Zoom login information reach out to Rev. Cheryl at cheryl@newtonchurch.org.

Note: that we continue to work on streaming as we make improvements to the sanctuary sound system. 

Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship
Facebook Livestream Link:   https://www.facebook.com/upanewtonma/live

Children & Youth

Upcoming Events
Senior Sermons
Please join us this Sunday and next (June 5 and 12) for our senior sermons! We are really excited to hear these reflections from our graduates.

Save the Date! Children & Youth Sunday is June 12. All children & youth please show up at 9:00 Sunday morning.
TBD in June – Holden’s Confirmation at Second Church in West Newton – all are welcome to attend!

June 5 – Youth Group after Rock Band performance
June 12 – Children and Youth Sunday, Rock Band performance
June 18 (Sat) – End of Year Amusement Park Trip — email rachel@newtonchurch.org or sign up here.

Hygiene Product Drive
Special Outreach Opportunity! Our youth are spearheading a collection drive of hygiene products for Hope & Comfort in June. Wish list items can be found here:

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