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Upcoming Events
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SUN
Youth Group
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
JUL

26

TUE
Venture Crew #35
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
JUL

27

WED
Hour of Prayer
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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31

SUN
Youth Group
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
AUG

02

TUE
Venture Crew #35
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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03

WED
Hour of Prayer
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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07

SUN
Worship & Holy Communion
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Youth Group
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Verse of the Day
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Weather
  • Our faithful acolytes that light our way!
  • Baptisms
  • New Members 2016
  • Pastor Cal and the youth preparing or Holy Week
  • "Hallelujah, Christ is Risen"
  • "Early in the morning after the Sabboth they gathered."
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn
  • Aloha from Ladies Fellowship, check us out in the Ministries section above.
  • Aloha from the Ladies Fellowship, Check us out under Ministries above!
  • Holly Bazaar 2014 Thanks to all !!
  • Chinese Auction!!
  • A little bit of everything!
  • Food for Hungry Shoppers!
  • Ready for more Shopping!!
  • Fall Fest 2014
  • Do you think it will fit?
  • Did we get any on the car?
  • Lemonade & Sugar Cookies at Olde Centre Church "Our Roots"
  • Fellowship in Olde Centre at 1st Church "Hanging with our Peeps"
  • MMM! Seconds on Sugar Cookies!!
  • Happy 250th Winchendon
  • United Parish Float for 250th Parade
  • Pastor Cal and the First Lady on Founders Day
  • Pastor Cal, The Tithing Man, Mrs & The Captain on Founders Day
  • Friends for ever

Pastor’s Pen

July 2016  

 

Too Blessed to Complain.

 

I recently read this saying on a Christian sign.  Looking at our lives can be an opportunity to reflect where we are on our faith journey. We can use this moment to ask the question: do we see through the eyes of faith or through the eyes of circumstance?  If our needs are being met, our health and circumstances are good, it is easy to give God glory for His kindness.  When we find ourselves in trying and difficult circumstances then our faith is being tried and tested. What will be our reaction be? Do we complain or do we remember how blessed we have been by our Lord?

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 will help us to know what to do to keep our faith alive.  16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

         This scripture gives us the steps of keeping faith alive in our hearts as we walk through the challenges of life.  This is solid, faith building instruction.  To remember our blessings, we must be people who remember to rejoice or thank God for His work in our lives at all times. 

Verse 16 instructs us to Rejoice.  We are called to be people who know how to say thank you to God and show Him our appreciation for what he has done for us.  Another term for this is worship.  Do you worship God during Sunday services and during the week?  It will keep you focused on the goodness of God.

The next instruction is to Pray Continually.  Prayer is a private conversation you have with Jesus within your heart and soul.  I have always thought of it as talking with Jesus.  We don’t have to use a specific set format or say it in a special way.  Prayer activates your faith even when you are feeling as though you have no faith during the difficult times.

Give thanks for every situation and circumstance.  God will work it for our good even though it may be painful.  These 3 simple steps will keep our faith growing in all the seasons of our life.

I trust the blessings of God continue to follow you.  Remember that our Summer Service times have not changed.  I look forward to seeing you each Sunday at 10 AM. We do have the church open for prayer each Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 PM.  Come and join us.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Cal

Contact Information  
United Parish of Winchendon
39 Front St.
Winchendon, Massachusetts 01475
Map  •   Directions
Phone (978)297-0616
Fax 978-297-0075
Announcements
Our Services on Local Cable TV

If you missed our Sunday Service or just want to refresh youself !

Our Sunday Service will be broadcast on Winchendon Public Access Cable TV Channel 8  Fridays, 9:00-10:30 AM and 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Wednesday Hour of Prayer

Wednesady nights Pastor Cal will be having an hour of prayer from 6-7pm here at the United Parish in the sanctuary. Where one or two are gathered together in His name, Jesus's presence is there. Please come and join Pastor Cal and enter into the presence of the Lord while praying for others who are in need.

Regular Schedule  
Office Hours
  • Monday thru Friday 8am-1pm
    Closed Wednesday & Saturday
  • Wednesday Hour of Prayer
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunday
  • Nursery
    9:45 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Worship
    10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Sunday School
    10:20 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Upper Room Sunday School Grades 7-12
    10:20 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Youth Group
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Monday
  • Choir Practice, new members welcome
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Affiliations