Calendar

  • Sun
    03
    Jan
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Communion Sunday

  • Sun
    10
    Jan
    2016
    Plan to stay after church this Sunday for our first “Spirit, Story, Spark!!!” gathering! We’ll have delicious home-made soup and desserts (made by the Community and Fellowship Ministry and friends) and time to reflect on ways the Spirit has moved through United, and to talk about the Story we are are writing ~ all of which will Spark us going forward! United has a rich and wonderful history and our stories are part of that history ~ and clear evidence of the on-going work of the Spirit. We have events planned through the winter and spring as part of “Spirit, Story, Spark” and hope you’ll be part of them!
  • Sun
    10
    Jan
    2016
    10:00 amMerriman Chapel

    The Baptism of Christ
    First Sunday after Epiphany
    Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29
    Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

  • Sun
    17
    Jan
    2016
    10:00 amMerriman Chapel

    Second Sunday after Epiphany
    Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10
    1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11

  • Sun
    24
    Jan
    2016
    10:00 amMerriman Chapel

    Third Sunday after Epiphany
    Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19
    1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21

  • Sun
    31
    Jan
    2016
    10:00 amMerriman Chapel

    Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
    Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6
    1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30

  • Sun
    07
    Feb
    2016
    10:00 amMerriman Chapel

    Communion Sunday; Soup and Spark lunch after church

    Last Sunday after Epiphany/Transfiguration Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3:12—4:2 Luke 9:28-36 [37-43]

  • Mon
    08
    Feb
    2016
    5:30 pmWesley Methodist Church, Worcester

    Our congregation has supported Carty Cupboard, which helps feed hundreds of downtown Worcester residents, for almost 4 years now. It is a wonderful ministry, and everyone who has served there has found it to be very rewarding. New volunteers are especially welcome, and will work with members of United's team.

    For more information, contact Tim Camp or the United office.

  • Wed
    10
    Feb
    2016
    7:00 pmMerriman Chapel
  • Sun
    14
    Feb
    2016
    10:00 amMerriman Chapel

    First Sunday in Lent Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13

  • Wed
    17
    Feb
    2016
    7:00 pmMerriman Chapel

    The season of Lent invites us into deeper reflection and prayer ~ to intentionally bring our attention back to our life with God. During Lent, we will offer weekly gatherings on Wednesday evenings. We will use "Everything is Grace" as the basis for our prayer and conversation.

    The Spiritual Life and Diaconate Ministry has ordered copies of  "Everything is Grace: Reflections for Lent 2016", one for each household. "Everything is Grace" is published by Pax Christi USA, the Catholic peace and justice organization, and contains reflections for individual and group use focusing on the daily readings throughout the season. Copies of the booklet will be available at church by early February.

  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2016
    10:00 amMerriman Chapel

    Second Sunday in Lent Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17—4:1 Luke 13:31-35 or Luke 9:28-36

    Pick Up Choir

  • Wed
    24
    Feb
    2016
    6:00 pmMerriman Chapel

    The season of Lent invites us into deeper reflection and prayer ~ to intentionally bring our attention back to our life with God. During Lent, we will offer weekly gatherings on Wednesday evenings. We will use "Everything is Grace" as the basis for our prayer and conversation.

    The Spiritual Life and Diaconate Ministry has ordered copies of  "Everything is Grace: Reflections for Lent 2016", one for each household. "Everything is Grace" is published by Pax Christi USA, the Catholic peace and justice organization, and contains reflections for individual and group use focusing on the daily readings throughout the season. Copies of the booklet will be available at church by early February.

  • Sun
    28
    Feb
    2016
    10:00 amMerriman Chapel

    Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9

    Financial Annual meeting after worship.

  • Wed
    02
    Mar
    2016
    7:00 pmMerriman Chapel
  • Sun
    06
    Mar
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Communion Sunday.  Rev. Kelly Gallagher preaching. Third installment of "Spirit, Story, Spark" luncheon after worship.

  • Wed
    09
    Mar
    2016
    7:00 pmMerriman Chapel
  • Sun
    13
    Mar
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel
  • Mon
    14
    Mar
    2016
    5:30 pmWesley Methodist Church, Worcester

    Our congregation has supported Carty Cupboard, which helps feed hundreds of downtown Worcester residents, for almost 4 years now. It is a wonderful ministry, and everyone who has served there has found it to be very rewarding. New volunteers are especially welcome, and will work with members of United's team.

    For more information, contact Tim Camp or the United office.

  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Pick Up Choir

  • Thu
    24
    Mar
    2016
    7:00 pmMerriman Chapel

    Our prayers around Christ’s table on Maundy Thursday will join the prayers of our sisters and brothers around the world - all of us remembering the holy night when Jesus served and loved those he knew would soon betray him; the holy night when he commanded us to love one another.

  • Fri
    25
    Mar
    2016
    12:00 pmMerriman Chapel

    On Good Friday, we gather at the foot of the cross, remembering the hours Jesus was on the cross...remembering our own complicity in the sin and brokenness of our world, even as we hear Jesus’ words of forgiveness.

  • Sun
    27
    Mar
    2016
    10:30 amGallery
  • Sun
    03
    Apr
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Who says the Sunday after Easter is "low Sunday"?!?! Not us!! Join us for a special worship service using liturgy from the Celtic tradition ~ with music by the Jolly Beggars! Wear green - even if you're not Irish (!) and celebrate Creation!

  • Wed
    06
    Apr
    2016
    10:00 am

    All knitters or anyone who would like to learn are welcome. Meets the second Wednesday of each month. FOR APRIL LOCATION ONLY IS: JOANNA PICKERING'S RESIDENCE.

  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Third Sunday of Easter

    Acts 9:1-6 [7-20] Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19

  • Mon
    11
    Apr
    2016
    5:30 pmWesley Methodist Church, Worcester

    Our congregation has supported Carty Cupboard, which helps feed hundreds of downtown Worcester residents, for almost 4 years now. It is a wonderful ministry, and everyone who has served there has found it to be very rewarding. New volunteers are especially welcome, and will work with members of United's team.

    For more information, contact Tim Camp or the United office.

  • Wed
    13
    Apr
    2016
    10:00 am

    All knitters or anyone who would like to learn are welcome. Meets the second Wednesday of every month. FOR APRIL ONLY, MEETINGS ARE AT JOANNA PICKERING RESIDENCE.

  • Sun
    17
    Apr
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation7:9-17 John 10:22-30

  • Wed
    20
    Apr
    2016
    10:00 am

    All knitters or anyone who would like to learn are welcome. Meets the second Wednesday of every month. FOR APRIL ONLY, MEETINGS ARE AT JOANNA PICKERING RESIDENCE.

  • Sun
    24
    Apr
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Fifth Sunday of Easter

    Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35

  • Wed
    27
    Apr
    2016
    10:00 am

    All knitters or anyone who would like to learn are welcome. Meets the second Wednesday of every month. FOR APRIL ONLY, MEETINGS ARE AT JOANNA PICKERING RESIDENCE.

  • Sun
    01
    May
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Acts 16:9-15, Ps 67, Rev 21_10, 22-22:5
    John 14:23-39 or John 5:1-9

  • Wed
    04
    May
    2016
    10:00 am

    All knitters or anyone who would like to learn are welcome. For the month of MAY will meet at Nancy McMillan's residence.

  • Sun
    08
    May
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Seventh Sunday of Easter

    Acts 16:16-34, Ps 97, Rev 22-22:14, 16-17,20-21
    John 17:20-26

  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016
    5:30 pmWesley Methodist Church, Worcester

    Our congregation has supported Carty Cupboard, which helps feed hundreds of downtown Worcester residents, for almost 4 years now. It is a wonderful ministry, and everyone who has served there has found it to be very rewarding. New volunteers are especially welcome, and will work with members of United's team.

    For more information, contact Tim Camp or the United office.

  • Wed
    11
    May
    2016
    10:00 am

    All knitters or anyone who would like to learn are welcome. For the month of MAY will meet at Nancy McMillan's residence.

  • Sun
    15
    May
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Pentecost Sunday

    Acts 2:1-21 or Gen 11:1-19, Ps 104:24-34, 35b
    Rom 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21
    John 14:8-17, (25-27)

  • Sun
    22
    May
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Trinity Sunday

    Prov 8:1-4, 22-31
    Ps 8
    Rom 5:1-5
    John 16:12-15

  • Sun
    29
    May
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Second Sunday after Pentecost

    1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39
    Ps 96 or
    1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43
    Psalm 96:1-9
    Gal 1:1-12
    Luke 7:1-10

  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    1 Kings 17:8-16 [17-24] Psalm 146
    Galatians 1:11-24
    Luke 7:11-17

  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2016
    Following WorshipMerriman Chapel

    Many people equate Christianity with the Religious Right and assume that all Christians share its beliefs and values on issues like biblical inerrancy, gay rights, abortion, creationism, to name only a few. At United we know there is another way to understand and practice Christianity. It’s not enough to say we don’t agree with the Religious Right, though. We need to be able to articulate positively what we do believe. So mark your calendar and plan to join us after worship each Sunday in June for a lively and enlightening conversation on how Progressive Christians understand God, the Bible, and Jesus, and how we put our understanding into practice.

  • Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    1 Kings 21:1-10 [11-14] 15- 21a
    Psalm 5:1-8
    Galatians 2:15-21
    Luke 7:36—8:3

  • Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    Following WorshipMerriman Chapel

    Many people equate Christianity with the Religious Right and assume that all Christians share its beliefs and values on issues like biblical inerrancy, gay rights, abortion, creationism, to name only a few. At United we know there is another way to understand and practice Christianity. It’s not enough to say we don’t agree with the Religious Right, though. We need to be able to articulate positively what we do believe. So mark your calendar and plan to join us after worship each Sunday in June for a lively and enlightening conversation on how Progressive Christians understand God, the Bible, and Jesus, and how we put our understanding into practice.

  • Mon
    13
    Jun
    2016
    5:30 pmWesley Methodist Church, Worcester

    Our congregation has supported Carty Cupboard, which helps feed hundreds of downtown Worcester residents, for almost 4 years now. It is a wonderful ministry, and everyone who has served there has found it to be very rewarding. New volunteers are especially welcome, and will work with members of United's team.

    For more information, contact Tim Camp or the United office.

  • Sun
    19
    Jun
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    1 Kings 19:1-4 [5-7] 8-15a
    Psalm 42 and 43
    Galatians 3:23-29
    Luke 8:26-39

  • Sun
    19
    Jun
    2016
    Following WorshipMerriman Chapel

    Many people equate Christianity with the Religious Right and assume that all Christians share its beliefs and values on issues like biblical inerrancy, gay rights, abortion, creationism, to name only a few. At United we know there is another way to understand and practice Christianity. It’s not enough to say we don’t agree with the Religious Right, though. We need to be able to articulate positively what we do believe. So mark your calendar and plan to join us after worship each Sunday in June for a lively and enlightening conversation on how Progressive Christians understand God, the Bible, and Jesus, and how we put our understanding into practice.

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
    Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20
    Galatians 5:1, 13-25
    Luke 9:51-62

  • Sun
    03
    Jul
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    2 Kings 5:1-14
    Psalm 30
    Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16
    Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

  • Sun
    10
    Jul
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Amos 7:7-17
    Psalm 82
    Colossians 1:1-14
    Luke 10:25-37

  • Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Amos 8:1-12
    Psalm 52
    Colossians 1:15-28
    Luke 10:38-42

  • Sun
    24
    Jul
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Hosea 1:2-10
    Psalm 85
    Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]
    Luke 11:1-13

  • Sun
    31
    Jul
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Hosea 11:1-11
    Psalm 107:1-9, 43
    Colossians 3:1-11
    Luke 12:13-21

  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
    Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23
    Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
    Luke 12:32-40

  • Sun
    14
    Aug
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Isaiah 5:1-7
    Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19
    Hebrews 11:29—12:2
    Luke 12:49-56

  • Sun
    21
    Aug
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Jeremiah 1:4-10
    Psalm 71:1-6
    Hebrews 12:18-29
    Luke 13:10-17

  • Sun
    28
    Aug
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Jeremiah 2:4-13
    Psalm 81:1, 10-16
    Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
    Luke 14:1, 7-14

  • Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Jeremiah 18:1-11
    Psalm 139:1-6 13-18
    Philemon 1-21
    Luke 14:25-33

  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
    Psalm 14
    1 Tomothy 1:12-17
    Luke 15:1-10

  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PMEmerson Brook's Farm ~ Annual Church Picnic

    Annual Church Picnic ~ noon to 6pm

  • Mon
    12
    Sep
    2016
    5:30 pmWesley Methodist Church, Worcester

    Our congregation has supported Carty Cupboard, which helps feed hundreds of downtown Worcester residents, for almost 4 years now. It is a wonderful ministry, and everyone who has served there has found it to be very rewarding. New volunteers are especially welcome, and will work with members of United's team.

    For more information, contact Tim Camp or the United office.

  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
    Psalm 79:1-9
    1 Timothy 2:1-7
    Luke 16:1-13

  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
    Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
    1 Timothy 6:6-19
    Luke 16:19-31

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Lamentations 1:1-6
    Lamentations 3:19-26 or 2
    Timothy 1:1-14
    Luke 17:5-10

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2016
  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
    Psalm 66: 1-12
    2 Timothy 2:8-15
    Luke 17:11-19

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Jeremiah 31:27-34
    Psalm 119:97-104
    2 Timothy 3:14--4:5
    Luke 18:1-8

  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016
  • Mon
    17
    Oct
    2016
    5:30 pmWesley Methodist Church, Worcester

    Our congregation has supported Carty Cupboard, which helps feed hundreds of downtown Worcester residents, for almost 4 years now. It is a wonderful ministry, and everyone who has served there has found it to be very rewarding. New volunteers are especially welcome, and will work with members of United's team.

    For more information, contact Tim Camp or the United office.

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
    Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016
    10/22 8am to 7pm 10/23Glastonbury Abbey
  • Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Joel 2:23-32
    Psalm 65
    2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
    Luke 18:9-14

  • Sun
    30
    Oct
    2016
    10:30 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.

  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Haggai 1:15b-2:9
    Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21
    2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
    Luke 20:27-38

  • Mon
    07
    Nov
    2016
    7:00pm- 7:30pmMerriman Chapel
  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Isaiah 65:17-25
    Psalm 98
    2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
    Luke 21:5-19

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016
    5:30 pmWesley Methodist Church, Worcester

    Our congregation has supported Carty Cupboard, which helps feed hundreds of downtown Worcester residents, for almost 4 years now. It is a wonderful ministry, and everyone who has served there has found it to be very rewarding. New volunteers are especially welcome, and will work with members of United's team.

    For more information, contact Tim Camp or the United office.

  • Sun
    20
    Nov
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Jeremiah 23:1-6
    Psalm 46
    Colossians 1:11-20
    Luke 23:33-43

  • Sun
    20
    Nov
    2016
    12:00 pmMerriman Chapel

    Thanksgiving Potluck

    To be held after church on Sunday, November 20th.  This popular annual meal and get-together draws a happy crowd, so save the date.

    ~Community & Fellowship Committee

     

  • Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Isaiah 2:1-5
    Psalm 122
    Romans 13:11-14
    Matthew 24:36-44

  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Isaiah 11:1-10
    Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
    Romans 15:4-13
    Matthew 3:1-12

  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Isaiah 35:1-10
    Psalm 146:5-10
    James 5:7-10
    Matthew 11:2-11

  • Mon
    12
    Dec
    2016
    5:30 pmWesley Methodist Church, Worcester

    Our congregation has supported Carty Cupboard, which helps feed hundreds of downtown Worcester residents, for almost 4 years now. It is a wonderful ministry, and everyone who has served there has found it to be very rewarding. New volunteers are especially welcome, and will work with members of United's team.

    For more information, contact Tim Camp or the United office.

  • Sun
    18
    Dec
    2016
    10:30 amMerriman Chapel

    Isaiah 7:10-16
    Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
    Romans 1:1-7
    Matthew 1:18-25

  • Sat
    24
    Dec
    2016
    5:30 pmSSW Gallery

    Isaiah 62:6-12
    Psalm 97
    Titus 3:4-7
    Luke 2: [1-7] 8-20

  • Sun
    25
    Dec
    2016

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