Staff

Pastor

Rev. F. Calvin Miller

Pastor Cal has been a minister of the gospel for over 40 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 God's direction. Cal and his wife Valorie both graduated from Valley Forge Christian College in Pennnsylvania.  He began his ministry in New Jersey and has been the minister of United Parish for 10 years. Married for over 40 years, he and Valorie have two daughters and four grandchildren.




Office Administrator

Cheri Comer

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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 had 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. However her plans of professionally teaching in public schools was not the will of the Lord and has been led to work here at the church.

Before she came to work here in the office, she worked in retail in management postion for 12 years. She loved working with the team that became her life long friends there. From this experience of working in management she has obtained skills for her current 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 Facebook 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 come join us in service every Sunday at 10am. 

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




Music Ministries Director

Marcia Desilets

Marcia Kidder Desilets is a resident of Sterling, MA. She currently teaches violin, viola, and piano to students in the surrounding communities. Marcia recieved her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from New England Conservatory in 1981. She has studied violin with Robert Koff and Virginia Neikrug, as well as becoming certified in several levels of the Suzuki pedagogy. She has played in a number of area orchestral groups such as the Thayer Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Pro Musica, and the Lancaster Chamber Ensemble. Marcia has also been an organist and choir director in several area churches. She has three adult children, Danielle, Brent and Alex, who all play various instruments and sing.

I believe that music is an essential element of worship. It is not just a profession for me, but a way of life. From my studies at New England Conservatory to my many years playing in orchestras and ensembles, to teaching music to many students and sharing my music skills in churches, I have had the good fortune of being blessed but also blessing many others. I have especially enjoyed encouraging young people to discover their innate musical talents and share them with their church family. Even my studio students are encouraged to share the music that they learn in lesson with their individual churches.

My joy is being able to bring a spiritual quality to the service that would not be there otherwise. My belief in God and my love of music inspire me as I serve, and it is an honor to be apart of the United Parish Church and welcome you to join us for Sunday services at 10am and lets worship the Lord together in singing!




Christian Education Department

United Parish

The United Parish Christian Education Department members are Kayte Richtarcsik, Valorie Miller, Jennie LeBlanc, Robert Duval, Jerry McKean and Cindy Carvill who work together with many volunteers to teach kids in our Sunday School classes and to the community about Jesus through Bible based stories.

The team teaches children ranging from Kindergarten to High School. 

For health and safety the kids are taught downstairs in our Fellowship Hall room where children can be separated. For more information please return to our home page and view our guideline plans for regathering.

For those who do not wish to meet in-person, we offer a Zoom link for an online remote Sunday School experience.

We hope you come and enjoy Sunday School and learn with us 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 from Kayte Richtarscik.

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

Youth Group meets every other Sunday night from 5-8:30pm, please see our calendar for the next meeting.

Grades 5-7 starts with their lesson, then all grades have a game or activity and a snack and beverage (following all the safe protocols). Next is the  grades 8-12 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.

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




Nursery Director & Assistant Youth Leader

Kathryn Richtarcsik

Katye Richtarcsik grew up in Winchendon with her family and is the oldest of 5 siblings. She loves them all and babysits 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 has a degree in working with children. She is very hard working, and performs many jobs in caregiving for our church and the community. 

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 the Sunday School kids.

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




 
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Announcements
  • Convoy of Hope Thanksgiving donation

    Dear United Parish Of Winchendon Friends,

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Mission’s committee at the United Parish Church were discussing, how even during these crazy times, we still feel incredibly blessed, by the love and support of our family, friends, and our church home.

    In the past, we, the United Parish, would participate in a “good will offering” during our Thanksgiving Eve service. This year we thought we would extend the offering a little further by asking our supporters of Constant Contact to make a donation of Thanksgiving to the Convoy of Hope.

    This humanitarian organization was founded in 1994 by Hal Donaldson, after receiving an out pouring of love and financial aid when his father was killed in a car accident and his mother severely injured.

    Please continue to read his story at Convoy of Hope-Wikipedia or the mission work led by the Convoy of Hope at convoyofhope.org.

    All donations should be made out to the United Parish, with Convoy of Hope on the memo line and mailed to: United Parish 39 Front Street Winchendon, MA 01475

    We will keep you posted as to the final tally of this “All We Are Thankful For Thanksgiving.”

    To you and your loved ones, may you have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving.

    Mission’s Committee of the United Parish

  • Stewardship Sunday

    Sunday the 29th is Stewardship Sunday! Please remember to either bring your pledge cards this Sunday so they can be prayed upon or mail it back to us with your pledge card and talent/time card in the envelope provided to you.

    If you are in need of one please call the office and one will be provided to you or you can look here on our website under Stewardship tab and print one out.

    Also there is no deadline to give a pledge to our church and you do not have to be a member to make a pledge. If just simply wish to receive offering envelopes just check the box off on the pledge card and return it to the church.

    For more information please read our heartfelt letter under the Stewardship tab. Thanks to you we had a Blessed 2020.

    Many Thanks, 

    Stewarsdhip Committee

  • A Painting of the Church

    Our friend Deb Giordano painted and framed this beautiful caption of the United Parish.

     

  • 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 7:40 AM! Thanks for watching!

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