Before Lent

Jazz Sunday ~ February 23, 2020

It’s not too early to invite friends, co-workers, extended family members, acquaintances, and total strangers to our annual pre-lenten celebration, JAZZ SUNDAY.  Once again, we will welcome professional jazz musicians Kenji Kikuchi (woodwinds), Ben Cook (piano), Sean Farias (Bass) and Miki Matsuki (Drums) to the Sanctuary.  They will collaborate with our choir on several songs, in addition to playing for the congregational songs throughout the service.  The quartet will also bless us with their music before, during and after the service with selections of their own choosing.  If every family or member brought a guest or two or three, we could fill the Sanctuary.  How about it?  Are YOU jazzed?  Please help us spread the word!



 Professional jazz quartet will play before, during and after the service

Where: 1 Church Street, Upton, MA 01568

 When: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - Music begins at 9:30 a.m., Worship begins at 9:45 a.m.


Season of Lent

Ash Wednesday ~ February 26, 2020

Begin the journey through Lent by attending this moving service including beautiful music, the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. The service begins as 7:00pm in the sanctuary. 


Eventide Service ~ Saturdays 5:00-6:00pm

Feeling burned out? Spiritually stale? Now is the time to consider a new spiritual practice for the season of Lent. Beginning in March, an ecumenical, musical service for prayer and reflection will be offered every Saturday at 5:00pm. This service is designed to be about 40 minutes long, with minimal social pressure. Come for a sabbath in time and space. Come for awe and peace in common with friends who have differing beliefs. There is room here for all. 

 Lenten Study

Lenten Devotional

For Lent this year, our community is invited to consider reading We Make the Road By Walking by Brian McLaren. There is one reading for each week in a year, and we’ll start with week 27 on March 1. Folks are encouraged to read along and do the reflections at least during Lent, but to consider (as you get into the rhythm) inviting others to share impressions and reflections with you, over the dinner table, over coffee, or in a small group. 

A sign-up sheet will be available for those who already know they’d like to start with a group. The church has 15 copies available, and a donation of $10 per copy covers the cost of making this kind of opportunity freely available to anyone.



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