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 Upton Town-wide Yard Sale held in conjunction with Upton's own Heritage Day 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 Upton Clean Up Day to benefit our wider community 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.



Dumpster Day, Saturday, November 9th, 9am-1pm 

The B&G Committee will be ordering a 15 yard dumpster to have on site from November 5th thru November 12th to facilitate the cleaning up of the Church, however our big push to rid the Church of clutter and unwanted items will be on Saturday, November 9th. If you can help that day between 9am and 1pm; that would be greatly appreciated! During the week that we have the dumpster though, B&G would like to ask all staff, the ELC, Leadership Council and committee members, other congregants and volunteers to do what you can to help clear out “junk” within the Church and move it out into the dumpster. Feel free to come down to the church that week whenever you can to lend a hand.  

If anyone has any questions, feel free to email the B&G Committee at:

unitedparishbuildingand grounds@gmail.com



Ongoing Programs and Events


Junior Youth Group

Youth in grades 6-8 will meet with leaders, Brian Yurewicz and Jeff Ng on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month from 4:30-6:00 unless otherwise noted. Click here to see pictures of the first JYG meeting. Next meeting will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Youth will meet at the church at 4:30.  

Lunch Bunch

Second Thursday of each month at noontime (October-May). The group meets in the lower vestry. All seniors and retirees are invited to come for a time of conversation and fellowship. Bring your lunch if you like, coffee and dessert will be provided. 

Next gathering; Thursday, November 14th at 12:00pm



Covenant Small Groups

Our Fall Session will be starting soon - check back for updates! 



Community Supper

Hosted by the Faith in Action Committee, the Community Supper is held monthly, September through June, every third Thursday at 5:30pm 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! 


The next Community Supper will be held November 21, 2019 at 5:30pm. 

Interfaith Discussion Group

The Interfaith Discussion Group will be starting again in January of 2020. The group is an adult education program of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton under the leadership of Rev. Daniel Gregoire. Meetings will be hosted by the United Parish of Upton.  More information will be coming this fall. 


Confirmation is offered every other year for all 15-18 year-olds who have not yet been confirmed. The next confirmation program will begin in the fall of 2020.


Church Announcements 

We are making worship announcements more effective, integrated, and meaningful by incorporating them into our worship service. If you have information to share regarding the life of the church, please take a moment to plan your announcement ahead. Getting your announcement in the worship schedule is easy - you can reach out to the church office for assistance, or click here for an online form. See below for a brief description of the types of announcements in worship.


Your announcement is a testimony if its purpose is to inform - if it's about telling what you have seen and heard God doing in our ministry. These announcements can be made at any time. They are not time sensitive and do not request direct assistance. 


Your announcement is a call to offering if its purpose is to invite, to share opportunities, or to call the congregation to serve with financial gifts, time, input, or spiritual support. These announcements may be time sensitive. 


Whether your announcement is a testimony or a call to offering you may request two different times to make your announcement. This allows you to repeat information, further helping people internalize your message. Church staff will respond to your request and confirm with you the schedule of your announcements and ask for details where needed.


Do you have an announcement for a Sunday soon? We look forward to hearing from you! 






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