What People are Saying

 

Hazel Sadler Hazel

What drew you to the United Parish of Upton?

I started coming here as a young child, having lived in Upton all my life.  Now that I am approaching 90, I guess I will still hang in here.


What keeps you here?

Being a people person, I look forward to getting together with the oldies, but goodies, look forward to an uplifting Sermon by Pastor Lourey and really enjoy our great Choir!


What difference does church make in your week?

Usually Pastor Lourey leaves me with something to think about for the week, but I must confess, there are times when the old mind wanders.


What is one thing you would want people to know about Christianity?

Can't say as I can name one thing in particular, but I do know having a strong faith, believing in Jesus Christ surely gets one through thick and thin.  Believe me, I know.  I've been there and done that.


Describe the most beautiful thing you’ve seen at church.

The Sunday Curtis stood up and directed the Choir from his pew so expertly, knowing the joy he was getting out of it, just struck me as the most beautiful, heart-warming thing ever!

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Heather Lareau LannonHeatherLannon

What drew you to the United Parish of Upton?

I have been a member of the parish since I was 6 months old, and now that I have a family of my own, I want my children to experience the same benefits being a part of this church community.


What keeps you here?

I have been involved in the United Parish community in different roles for a very long time and find it very rewarding to give back to the church community.  It's also a great way to make connections with other Christians.


What difference does church make in your week?

After attending a Sunday service or participating in choir, I feel rejuvenated and a lift in my spirit. Sometimes I lose myself in the daily activities of work, school, the kids and household chores. After attending a FDC [Faith Development Committee] meeting or choir rehearsal I feel there is more meaning put back into my day.


What is one thing you would want people to know about Christianity?

Being a Christian for me means being a part of a bigger community and having support during the tough times and the joys of life. I try to remind my children that we have the church friends as part of our family too. When we have missed a few weeks of church, there is always someone who notices and cares enough to ask how we are all doing. I appreciate knowing that we were missed and people care enough to ask.


Describe the most beautiful thing you’ve seen at church.

My best moments at United Parish were my wedding and the christening of both my children. So many church friends went to both and have always been part of our life during these special occasions. The most beautiful thing I see at church is when I'm up in the choir loft and I'm looking out at the congregation, I see all the smiling faces and warm welcomes every Sunday. I'm very grateful for the United Parish and the love my family and I feel.

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