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A Pastoral Letter

August 22, 2017 To the Community of University Presbyterian Church, As events that transpired in Charlottesville ten days ago now draw nearer to our doorstep, we offer you these words, born of faith and conviction. In this broken and fearful world, we ground ourselves in the claims and call of the gospel: We recognize the image of God imprinted upon every human being, endowing each


PYPs Pool Party

Please join us Sunday, August 20, for a PYPs family pool party! We will gather at the The Farm (1 Alice Ingram Circle, Chapel Hill) from 3:00-5:00 p.m. When you arrive, please tell the guards that you are guests with the PYPs event. If you are a member at The Farm, you will check-in as usual. A snack will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday,


Weekly E-Newsletter

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Back to School Worship Service and Youth Choir Party

Back to School Worship Service We will hold the Back to School Worship Service for school-aged children, youth, and families on Sunday, August 27, at 4:30 p.m. Join us for worship in the Sanctuary as we prepare to begin another school year and start the year with a focus on God. We’ll worship together through liturgy, scripture and song, confessing that school and relationships are


65 and Older Fall Luncheon

University Presbyterian Church Deacons will host a 65 and Older Fall Luncheon on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us for a special time of fellowship for our church family. All members 65 and older are welcome! The deacon team is hosting, but we would welcome a $5 donation toward offsetting the catering costs collected at the luncheon.


Congregational Retreat: Register by August 20

UPC’s second annual Congregational Retreat is coming up September 8-10, 2017, in Montreat! All are invited to join the UPC Family as we explore the theme Good Soil and take time to worship, play, and pray together. The FINAL deadline to register is Sunday, August 20! To learn more visit To register, click here.


Presbyterian Women Fall Dinner

All church women are cordially invited to the Presbyterian Women Fall Dinner on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy a catered dinner and music from Violinist Bettina Yost. Learn about the Bible study for 2017-18 and the history of the least coin offering. Please RSVP by September 7 by placing your check for $14 (made out to “UPC” with “PW


Congregational Meeting: August 27 (2017 Nominating Committee Report)

The session has called a Congregational Meeting on August 27 after the 11:00 a.m. worship service to act on the report of the Congregational Nominating Committee. Click here to view the Nominating Committee Report. Printed copies are available at church on Sundays. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please call the church office at (919) 929-2102. The report includes the complete list of nominees


We Choose Welcome Initiative

Next Steps in UPC’s Refugees Support Efforts Our congregation continues to discern the call to support refugees in our community. A task force has organized the following ways to be a part of UPC’s continuing We Choose Welcome initiative: Refugee Support Team: You may sign up for UPC’s Refugee Support Team—a list of volunteers to perform discreet jobs on an as-needed basis (e.g., providing transportation


Stephen Ministry: Looking for a Faithful Friend?

Stephen Ministry at UPC What kind of man would use the resources of Stephen Ministry? A man like Peter who found himself in over his head and needed the strong hand of a faithful friend. If you are needing the ear of a faithful and confidential friend, please contact Elizabeth Michael, UPC’s Interim Associate Pastor, at (919) 929-2102 or or visit to learn more about