Upcoming Events in the Life of Our Church:


Throughout the year, the United Parish of Upton hosts several events here at the church. Some are celebrations in the life of the parish such as the annual Homecoming Brunch and Jazz Sunday Worship Service. Some are fundraisers; the Fall Yard Sale and the Turkey Supper, all of which benefit the programs and outreach of the United Parish. Some of our events benefit outreach projects which the United Parish supports; the Strawberry Festival and Auction to benefit the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester and the Dessert Auction, which benefits the Deacons' Benevolence Fund.


Be sure to check our calendar and join us for any or all of these occasions.


Current Events

Call to the Annual Meeting

The 283rd Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Church of Upton, the 143rd Charge Conference of the Upton Methodist Church and the 48th Annual Meeting of the United Parish of Upton will be held simultaneously on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in the sanctuary and vestry.

The meeting will blend business and celebration as we thank God for the year that was and look ahead tothe year that is and will be. Our celebration will include an opportunity to express thanks for the blessings we've shared. The business of the meeting includes:

1. To hear from the committees, officers and councils of our church.

2. To hear and act upon the proposed budget for the year 2018.

3. To elect officers for the year 2018.

4. To affirm the proposed Access for All ReVision plan and ensuing strategy.

5. To hear and act upon any other business that may legally come before the meeting. 

We'll surround our work with prayer and praise to God who makes us one!

Thirty (30) voting members shall constitute a quorum. Members of the First Congregational Church of Upton and the Upton Methodist Church are entitled to vote in United Parish of Upton affairs.   

"DISC" Event Part 2 ~ Thursday, January 25th, 6:30-8:30PM

For those who attended Part 1 back in the fall, it was an evening of building relationships through understanding as we worked to remove the walls that tend to separate us based on our individual character traits. Which trait are you... Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, or Conscientiousness... and how do you work with those who have different traits than you? This event will be a continuation of our first, but ALL are welcome to attend whether or not you joined us in the fall! 










Ongoing Events


Standing on Scripture: Learning the Tools of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation

Sunday afternoons, 12:30-2:00 

Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30

Join Pastor Lourey in Memorial Hall for a time of Bible study and conversation. All are Welcome! Call or email the church office (508-529-3192, office@unitedparishupton.org) for more informatiion or to let us know you'll be coming.

We will break for the Christmas Season and resume in February. 

Interfaith Book Group

The Interfaith Book Group will meet again on December 18th, 7:00 in the church vestry. The group meets on the third Monday evening of each month at the United Parish.  Join members of the United Parish community and members of other local faith communities to read and discuss the book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong. The group plans to discuss one chapter of the book at each meeting. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 


Creating with God

Join Pastor Lourey for a time to express whatever form your creative spiritual practice takes. From journaling to coloring to knitting to meditation all spiritual practice is time well spent. All are welcome to meet at the church for a time of creativity and companionship.This fellowship time will be held on Thursday afternoons at 3:30, upstairs in Memorial Hall. Chairlift to second floor available. 

We will break for the month of January and resume on February 1st. 


Community Supper

Hosted by the Gifts and Services Committee, the Community Supper is held every third Thursday at 5:30 in the lower vestry (use the ground floor side entrance). The Community Supper is a place where our guests can enjoy the company of new and old friends and take a break from having to cook one evening a month. It's an opportunity for those outside of our congregation to come in and see what the United Parish is about, and of course it offers a nutritious meal for all, including a main dish, vegetarian option, salad, bread (generouly donated by Panera Bread), dessert and beverge. We accept a free will offering to help provide the resources necessary to prepare the meal. Donations are not required. Come and bring a friend. We hope to see you there! 


The next Community Supper will be on January 18, 2018 at 5:30. Please call the church office to RSVP by Tuesday, January 16. All are welcome! 






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