We are a United Church of Christ congregation located in the heart of Worcester, Massachusetts. We are a diverse congregation with members coming from many different cultural backgrounds and faith perspectives.
United became one of the first Open and Affirming Congregations in the country and we welcome everyone.
Please join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. We worship at 6 Institute Road at the Worcester Area Mission Society (WAMS, UCC) building in Merriman Chapel which is handicap accessible.
Sun30Oct201610:30 amMerriman Chapel
The MACUCC offers trained facilitators to come to churches to lead “Sacred Conversations on Race”: looking at racial tensions through the lens of our faith. Our Mission and Outreach Ministry has arranged for the Rev. Cindy Maybeck, a MACUCC facilitator, to come to United on Sunday October 30th, to preach during worship and to lead our conversation in a program after church. The program is best described as follows:
Through the narrative of a recent event, we will seek to engage the conversation of race in our society. We will begin with feeling - humanizing the often dehumanized story that is stripped by media of its very real content and relationship to our lives. Only then will we move into thinking about the circumstances and realities of race today. Finally, we will open the door to action - briefly beginning a conversation that will then be yours to bring into your life.
We welcome Cindy to our pulpit on the 30th as well as being our facilitator for the program. Cindy is the founder of Spirit Story ministry, and designs original presentations blending scripture telling and storytelling as a way to bring God’s word to life and to inspire the church to move forward in faith with hope and joy. She served as pastor for 14 years at Trinity Church in Northborough and 10 years at Bethany Christian United Parish in Worcester.
Sun06Nov201610:30 amMerriman Chapel
Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Mon07Nov20167:00pm- 7:30pmMerriman Chapel
Sun13Nov201610:30 amMerriman Chapel
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13