The United Parish of Upton

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The United Parish of Upton

About Us

We are all equals here.

We are a united parish bringing together two historic, Protestant denominations (United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church) and people of all ages, backgrounds, persuasions and orientations, in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ. We are on a discipleship journey, creating an open, inclusive, community center growing spiritual character and religious integrity. 

We are a community in the true sense of the word: leaning on one another, growing together, stretching each other and finding comfort in one another. While we have a long, rich history (almost 300 years!), we are actively looking to the future and discerning God's word for tomorrow.

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Happening Now...


Lent begins Wednesday, February 17th! Watch the video above to learn a little bit about what we’ll be doing together. Join this website or contact us to participate in a Lenten devotion (these run through the end of March).

We are live-streaming our Sunday Services: watch here. These services are also airing twice weekly on Upton TV!

The new 2020-2021 Upton Telephone Directory has been mailed to all residences in Upton. We sincerely thank all of the businesses that supported this project by placing an ad in the directory.  Now let's support them by shopping local

United Parish of Upton 50th Anniversary Cookbook now available for sale online!

Our Cookbook has received very positive feedback from those who have purchased it. Considering the beautiful original artwork by our very own Leanne Luetkemeyer, favorite and time-tested recipes from dearly departed members, those who have moved on, as well as current members, quick and easy recipes, as well as culinary masterpieces taking more time and effort, there is something for everyone to appreciate.

This is an heirloom quality cookbook with which we all have a personal connection.  It was created within and for our community, and those with whom we have a relationship.  Purchasing one cookbook to grace your own home, or more cookbooks to give as gifts, is a tangible way that you can personally support the Joyful Noise Music Ministry of the United Parish during this time of quarantine and beyond.

We are so pleased to be able to offer these wonderful cookbooks for sale online. There are several payment and delivery options to choose from. To purchase your cookbook(s) today, simply click this link which will take you to the online order form. Thank you for your ongoing support!  May God continue to bless our community!

Stewardship 2020-2021 This year we are celebrating 50 Years In, serving God, each other and our community as The United Parish of Upton – 287 years (UCC) and 147 years (UMC)!

This impact report demonstrates how you have contributed your time, talent and treasure: being the change you wish to see in our community and the world – living fully into the gifts God gave you – becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. With you, we can and will continue in jubilee for another 50 years! 

Other important ministries at UPU include our Early Learning Center, Interfaith relationships, and the Food Pantry. For other events/activities, click here

To give your financial support to the missions and ministry of the United Parish, go to our secure online donation portal through Unipay from Unibank.

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Our building is on the Upton Common in Upton, MA, but our community is more than a building. Email us at Request a prayer from the church and pastor at Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And yes, there’s an app!

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When you join our online community, you can get involved in local ministry projects and missions, build relationships in a small group, study the Bible and think about faith, and help us envision the future.

This is a private, ad-free social network, where your data is not for sale. We are here to help you join in and infuse our online community with vibrant integrity.

You may be interested in a deeper spiritual journey with us, and in the covenant of congregational membership, communion, baptism, and other rituals. Praise God! Please contact the pastor and join in to get to know us better. 

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