1.29.18 – United Parish of Upton

I had a great time and was honored to have three intelligent, articulate and dedicated women on the show.

They have been doing, literally, God’s work.

Give a listen: January 29th, 2018


Rev Lourey Savick

Pastor Lourey has been serving United Parish of Upton since July 2016. She is clergy in the United Methodist Church, a diverse worldwide denomination that encourages faith in both heart and head. She earned her M.Div from Boston University School of Theology, and her BA from Wartburg College (affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).

She is delighted to continue learning as the pastor of this blended Open and Affirming United Church of Christ and Reconciling United Methodist Church congregation.


Jessica Murphy is the Christian Education Director for the United Parish of Upton.  She is responsible for ensuring spiritual growth among all generations of the church in a way that promotes love and respect for all God’s Kingdom, without bias or judgement.  Jessica joined the United Church of Christ after learning about the denomination’s call to advocate for justice and discovering the wider welcome that came with acceptance for all throughout the greater church.  Though education and writing curriculum is her area of expertise, Jessica’s passion lies in outreach to the community and beyond.  Since becoming a member of The United Parish of Upton in 2012, she has organized many grassroots fundraising efforts to support neighbors in need, creates programs in the community to ensure safety for children, and attends as well as promotes many events that involve Justice in Action.  Her life goal is to inspire people to discipleship by leading through example, so that they too will know that Jesus loves us all – just as we are.   Jessica’s crowning achievement is her two amazing children who’s beautiful, open souls remind her every day that true love does not discriminate or place any limits on its bounty.

Beth Alletto joined the United Parish of Upton in 2006 and is currently serving as United Parish of Upton Leadership Council Chair. She nourishes her faith by participating in Sunday worship services, church ministries and community outreach activities. Behind the scenes, she co-manages the church social media Facebook, Instagram and Twitter sites.

She has previously served as Treasurer and Admin Clerk and feels that she can bring her whole self to the church as United Parish of Upton is Open and Affirming/Reconciling – truly welcoming all just as we are – created and loved by God.

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