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 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 10 years.  Married for over 40 years, he and Valerie 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!




Children's Ministry Director

Brandy Wood

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

She has been a member of the United Parish for over 20 years and is very active in the church. She is a member of the choir and a participant in youth group. 

She is our Christian Education Director 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 Middle Schoolers. 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 congregation member Robert Duval, who teachs lhis lessons using the Bible.

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 from 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 5-8:30pm. And does have the occasional Saturday activity.

Grades 5-7 starts with their lesson, then all grades have a game or activity and a snack and beverage. 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.smiley

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 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 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 our little ones in the nursery.

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




 
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This Week's Events
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Announcements
  • Blessings

    Nursing Gowns made by the United Parish ladies, by the end of this week the ladies will have made 50 gowns! Thank you for answering the call!

  • United Parish Painting

    This is painting was done by a friend to the United Parish, Deb Giordano, of the United Parish. It is for sale, for more information please email the church.

  • Missions

    At the United Parish, our focus has been to reach out to minister and meet the needs of those around us.  Even though we are under a "stay at home advisory" in Massachusetts, our ministry to others has not stopped.  Our ministry to others has changed with the needs that have arisen.  

    The ladies of the United Parish have been summoned to sew over a 100 cotton surgical hats for Heywood Hospital's Intensive Care Unit and Emergency room.  Within 48 hours of the call, sixty-two hats were delivered on Monday, April 6th.  Another 40 hats will be dropped off on Wednesday.   Sewers have fervently prayed as they sewed each hat.   Many thanks to all the ladies that have volunteered to meet this need.  We couldn't have done this project without you!  Our ladies are the best!

    If you are an experienced sewer and want to help as needs arise, please call the church office and leave your name and contact information...  


  • 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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