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 Pennsylvania. He began his ministry in New Jersey and has been the minister of United Parish for over 10 years. Married for over 40 years, he and Valorie have two daughters and four grandchildren.




Office Administrator

Cheri Duval

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Cheri is the daughter of Craig & Cathy Comer and has lived in Winchendon all of her life. She married her best friend, Robert Duval, and lives with him in Winchendon.

She went to Murdock High School and received her Diploma, and went on to College at Mount Wachusett Community College for Early Childhood Education and received her Associates Degree. She loves to teach children and did some 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 possible. 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 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, fulfilling 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 received 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 Musical, 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!




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 11 siblings 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.

Here at the United Parish she is the Chair Director for our Sunday School Programs and is the Director of our Youth Group Program. She loves being creative while coming up with new ideas to engage kids at Sunday School and youth group, with help from our Youth Group Leader, Kayte Richtarcsik. Youth Group is for grades 5 thru 12 with the occasional past youth group member visiting. Youth Group meets every Sunday night from 5-8:30pm, please see our home page to view our safety guidelines to attend our Youth Programs.

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 learning about God so much fun and is a bit of a jokester as well, you will think the same.

Come join us for Sunday School at 10am and our Youth Group program and learn about our Lord and Savior in such a fun way!




Assistant Youth Group 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 received 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 program, being one of our leaders and she loves to sing in our church choir when she has the time.

Please come and visit Katye in our Youth Group program grades 5-12 here at the church for 6pm and enjoy learning about God with her!

 




Director of Technology

Nick Lambert

Nick has been a member of our church for several years now and is a valued member along with our Sound and Video team. They work hard to keep up with technology to enhance our Worship Services with quality sound and to produce a weekly Video of our Service which is shown on the Winchendon Local Cable Channel # 8 on Friday and Saturday mornings. He also produces dvd's to send to our shut-ins and produces our slideshows during service so we can sing and communicate while we stream our Worship service online here on our website. If you would like to join him up in our balcony to assist in making our services run smoothly please let us know we'd love to have you on board :) 




Sexton

Chris & Cheyenne Adams- Lucier

Chris and Cheyenne work very hard throughout the year to maintain our property both inside and outside the church with lawn upkeep, cleaning with maintenance work and so much more. They keep the church looking wonderful for the community!




 
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This Week's Events
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SUN
Sunday Worship Service
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Please join us as we worship our Lord and Savior every Sunday at 10am. Please review our guidelines on our welcome page as we navigate through the protocols while going through the pandemic. We are looking forward to fellowship with you!
Sunday School Programs
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Pre-school 3-4years
Elementary Kindergarden - 5th Grade
Middle School 6th - 8th Grade
Upper-room 9th-12th Grade
We hope you can join us for our Sunday Programs, which start at 10am downstairs, as we learn about God. Please review our re-gathering plan on our welcome page as we continue to follow the CDC protocols while in this pandemic.
Youth Group
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Consist of grades 5th-12th.
We meet on a weekly basis and enjoy learning about how God works in our lives today through fellowship. For more information please look at our ministries page that lists what we are all about and look for our guidelines there to view what protocols we are taking while we are still going through the pandemic. Hope you can join our group!
DEC

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THU
Cub Scouts Pack 193 Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Choir Practice
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Come join the choir we'd love to have you!
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