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Upcoming Events
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TUE
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WED
Hour of Prayer
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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26

THU
Cub Scouts 193
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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28

SAT
Quliters
9:00 AM
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29

SUN
Youth Group
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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30

MON
Choir Practice
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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NOV

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

02

THU
Cub Scouts 193
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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SAT
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06

MON
Choir Practice
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
NOV

07

TUE
Lion's Den Meeting
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
NOV

08

WED
Hour of Prayer
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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  Friday 9:00 - 10:30 AM and Saturday 7:00 - 8:30 AM


  • 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.


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Staff
Pastor

Rev. F. Calvin Miller

 Pastor Cal has been a minister of the gospel for over 30 years.  Born and raised in the area, with the exception of a few years in Connecticut, Cal gave his heart to the Lord at the age of 16.  Since that time, he has been following his direction.  Cal and his wife Valorie both gaduated from Valley Forge Christian College in Pennnsylvania.  He began his ministry in New Jersey and has been the minister of United Parish for 5 years.  Married for over 35 years, he and Valerie have two daughters and three grandchildren.


Office Administrator

Cheri Comer

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Welcome our New Office Administrator!

Cheri Comer

Cheri is the daughter of Craig & Cathy Comer and has lived in Wichendon all of her life. She is engaged to a wonderful man, Robert Duval, and lives with him and his son in Winchendon.

She went to Murdock High School and recieved her Diploma, and went on to College at Mount Wachusett Comunity College for Early Childhood Education and recieved her Associates Degree. She loves to teach children and has been substituting here at the schools in Winchendon. She loves to teach the children downstairs here at the church for Sunday School Service as often as possilbe. Unfortuetly her plans of professionally teaching in public schools was not the will of the Lord and has been working elsewhere.

She is currently working two jobs; One being for eleven years in retail in management postion. She loves working with the team that have become her friends there. From this experience of working in management she has obtained skills for her resent job here at the church as Office Administrator.  Working here for the church and for the Lord is such a wonderful, fufilling experience that brings her great joy. 

Our doors are always open for those in need. Any prayer requests can be made on this webpage as well as any rental requests can be made here on the page thru email. If you click the Ministries icon there are Baptism/Dedication forms that you can download as well. Also in the links icon you will find that we have a Face book page that you can like and observe as well.

She hopes that you welcome her with open arms and knowing that she will do her best to meet your needs. She hopes that she will represent the United Parish in a positive way and asks that you have patience in her learning process. 

Please feel free to email her or call the office here at the United Parish with any needs, questions or concerns you have!


Organist and Choir Director

Jayne Thompson

 

The United Parish welcomes Jayne Thompson as our Organist and Choir Director.

Jayne is the assistant Chemistry supervisor at the Mayo Medical Laboratory of New England.  She also works as a Realtor for Coldwell Banker.

 She possesses a BS Degree in Piano Performance having studied piano since the age of 5.  Her most recent training includes Organ Instruction with Dr. Marjorie Ness at the United Methodist Church in Worcester.  Jayne has experience in conducting church choirs and serving as church organists both as regular and substitute for various churches within the area.  She is also experienced in accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists as well as providing music for musicals and variety shows.  Having served previously in this position from 1998 -2002, Jayne is again looking forward to using her skills to continue the tradition of providing Quality Music for the United Parish and the people of Winchendon.


Children's Ministry Director

Brandy Wood

Brandy has been a life long resident of Winchendon. She has been married for 22 years and has two grown, beautiful children.

She has been a member of the United Parish for over 16 years and is very active in the church. She is a member of the choir and a participant in youth group. 

She has been recently added as our new Christian Education postion for Sunday School Ministries. Her, along with many other volunteers, teach Sunday School during our Sunday service at 10am. She teaches children ranging from Kindergarteners to Sienior classmen. We seperate the young, k-5th, to our Fellowship Hall downstairs; and young adults, 6-12th, to our upper rooom class which is taught by our fellow Deacon Robert Duval, who teach Encounter Face to Face cirriculum.

Her cirriculum is Bible based with a short video followed by crafts and games. The curriculum teaches the children about both the old and new testament and put it into their prospective to give them more of an understanding; in hope that they use the tools we give them from the Bible to use in every day life.

She enjoys teaching children and hopes you come and enjoy Sunday School at 10am!


Director Of Youth Ministries

Jennie LeBlanc

Jennie has been a member of the United Parish for many years having growing up in the church. She lives in town, with her husband Adam, who just retired form the military and 3 children Alex, Rachel and Sophia, who are attending school in town. She comes from a large family of 11siblings and enjoys being active and caring for others while teaching the word of God. She has been actively going to school to obtain her youth ministry degree.

She loves being creavtive while coming up with new ideas to engage kids at youth group with help Ian Bussiere and Kayte Richtarscik.

Youth group is for grades 5th thru 12th with the occasional past youth group member visiting. laugh

It is on Sunday nights from 6-7:30pm. And does have the occasional Saturday activity.

The group  starts with game or sports activity, then they have a snack and beverage. Next is the lesson in which the leader teaches the group the lesson of their choosing from the bible, followed by praise and worship music. Then they pray for one another before leaving for the night.

Jennie is such a wonderful asset to our church. She makes youth group so much fun and a bit of a jokester as well , you will think the same.smiley

Come join youth group and learn about our Lord and Savior in such a fun way!


Associate Youth Leaders

Kayte Richtarcsik Ian Bussiere

Ian and Kayte were members of the youth group when they were young as well as apart of the church and now are old enough to be leaders of the youth group. They both went to Murdock High School and graduated with their Diploma's. They are now in college while being leaders of the youth group. They have been life long friends!

Kayte is studying interior design, while Ian is studing the bible and taking classes to possible becoming a miniter some day. 

 

It is such a fun, caring group of kids! Please come and find out what all the buzz is about in Youth Group!


Nursery Director

Kathryn Richtarcsik

Katye is 19 years old and grew up in Winchendon. She lives with her mom and her many siblings, 5 in all. She loves them all and baby sits often for her mom.

She went to school at Murdock High School where she recieved her diploma. She went on to College at Mount Ida in Newton and is currently working on ther degree in interior design. She has made the Deans List and is a very hard working. 

Kayte is very adventurous. She went as far as jumping out of a airplane on her 18th birthday and is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

She is very active in a lot of our Church functions. She is very involved in our Youth Group being one of our leaders. She loves to sing in our church choir when she is not watching our little ones in the nursery.

Please come and visit Katye with your little ones so you can enjoy our Sunday services!


Sexton

James Lemmer

James Lemmer has taken over the job of Sexton, following in his Father's footsteps. His Father Bob has retired after many years  but  now as Sexton Emeritous is still keeping a close eye to assure that James is well trained on the cleaning, mowing and the many other chores necessary to keep a church clean, neat and safe.