Joy and merriment are prevalent in the Christmas season, and it can be hard to find space to sit with loss, grief, loneliness, and other strong feelings that weigh heavily during the holidays. Consider joining us for a special service of worship, “The Longest Night,” on Sunday, December 17, at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This service will be a quiet, meditative observance of Advent,
Please note the Advent Christmas Brunch will take the place of our Second Sunday Lunch in December and is held on the same morning as our Service of Lessons and Carols.
Gifts of Beauty and Bounty order forms are due by noon on Monday, December 11, 2017. Order forms are available in the narthex. To print the form yourself, visit the Resources/Forms page of the UPC website (upcch.org/resources), or click here. You may bring it to the church office or mail it to UPC, Gifts of Beauty and Bounty, P.O. Box 509, Chapel Hill NC
Click here to see more details and to sign up to offer lodging to Mary and Joseph (plush figurines) for one night during Advent (begins December 3). Share your experience on Facebook with #UPCLasPosadas! If you have questions about this year’s Las Posadas, you may contact Nancy Myer, Staff Associate for Children’s Ministries, at (919) 929-2102 or email@example.com.
The church is pleased to be in the possession of a certificate of occupancy for Dunham Hall, which means that it is time to celebrate! We are so grateful to all of you who have given sacrificially and worked long years to see this building project through to completion. A “punch-list” of small cosmetic projects continues to be addressed, but we are moving forward with
November 19 Schedule of Events: Advent Craft Festival: 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Alternative Gift Market: 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. and 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (scroll down) Advent Craft Festival The Advent Craft Festival is planned by the Children’s and Youth Ministry Committee. Children of all ages can make fun family crafts in preparation for Advent. We suggest participants either “dress down” or bring an old t-shirt or
Worship Services on Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. (click here for bulletin)* UPC invites children, youth, parents, grandparents and all others to a special Christmas Eve worship service that will lift our spirit in the lively ringing of bells. This is a special worship experience intended especially for children and their families, giving us the opportunity to watch the nativity story unfold before our very eyes.
The next Men’s Breakfast will be held on Monday, December 4, from 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the PCM Kitchen and Terrace Room. The last meeting of 2017 will be on Monday, December 18. This is a fellowship opportunity for the male members of UPC. Breakfast and coffee will be served. Join us for an engaging hour of fellowship and meaningful conversation. For questions, contact Cole Van De Water
As part of the Advent Craft Festival again this year, the Children’s and Youth Ministry committee would like to include an activity that gives the children and youth of UPC, as well as other members, an opportunity to reach out to children in the community. We will be collecting non-perishable food to support the Weekend Meal Backpack Program sponsored by TABLE. The meal bags will be
The November edition of The Chimes, UPC’s monthly newsletter, is ready to view!