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Weekly Announcements

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

 

Youth Music: 

TONIGHT: All Youth (grades 6-12) are welcome to join us on Zoom for Acts of Musical Service at 7:00pm. We’ll be planning music events for the Advent/Christmas season, so bring your festive spirit!

 

PYC: 

 Sign up now for the PYC Family Leaf Blitz happening Saturday, Nov 21st! You’ll be matched with another PYC family and together, you will blitz the leaves from an older adult’s yard who might need a little help with raking. You’ll provide the rakes and bags and don’t forget your masks! Spreading joy to our UPC family, one yard at a time!

 

 Advent Craft Festival and Advent Wreaths To Go:

On Sunday, November 22, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., come to UPC to pick up five Advent crafts to go for kids (and even an adult option this year!). We will also be packing up Advent wreath materials (one wreath per family), and you can opt to choose your own greenery that afternoon or have us pack a bag for you. Click here to sign up for kids’ crafts, the adult craft, an Advent wreath, or all of them!

“Pull Yourself Together”

You have heard it a million times. But things just aren’t coming together. You are still hurting. You need someone to listen and to care, without judgement or pushing you to get better. A Stephen Minister is willing to listen. Contact Meg for a match with a Stephen Minister.

 

We Want to Hear From You:

“nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”‘ -Luke 17:21 

We want to know where you’ve seen God in your daily lives. Have you seen God or felt the Spirit’s presence at the grocery store, on an evening walk, or maybe during a FaceTime call with family far away? Submit your story here so that we can share it with the larger UPC community.

Week at a Glance

All events are via Zoom, unless otherwise specified.

 

Sunday, November 1

  • 9:30-11:30am – PYC Morning Hike (Meet in UPC Parking Lot – sign up required)

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 2:00-3:30pm – Drive-Thru Communion (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 2:00-3:30pm – Children’s Ministry Supply Pick-up (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 4:00pm – Officer Training

  • 7:00pm – Youth – Acts of Musical Service 

Monday, November 2

  • 7:30am – Men’s Breakfast Click to join

  • 6:00pm – Global Outreach

  • 7:00pm – Stephen Ministry

Thursday, November 5

  • 7:00pm – PCM 

Friday, November 6

  • 10:00am – Materials for Session Packets Due 

Sunday, November 8

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 3:00pm – PYC Parking Lot Hang (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 3:00pm – Mental Health Taskforce

  • 4:00pm – Children’s Subcommittee

  • 4:00pm – Officer Training

 

 

Weekly Announcements Sunday, October 25th

PYC: 

All 6th – 12th graders are encouraged to join in for Pumpkin Carving today at 4pm-5pm in the UPC Parking Lot. Bring a pumpkin and your favorite carving tools (we’ll have a few to share). Wear a mask! We’ll have tables set up to provide for distancing but bring a chair if you’d like to sit.

All 6th – 12th graders are invited to join in for the PYC Morning Hike on Sunday, Nov 1st! Meet up with your PYC pals in the church parking lot at 9:30am and get your blood pumping as we walk the Battle Creek Trail and have a moment for devotion. Pick up back in the UPC lot at 11:00am. Sign up here by Thursday!

Sign up now for the PYC Family Leaf Blitz happening Saturday, Nov 21st! You’ll be matched with another PYC family and together, you will blitz the leaves from an older adult’s yard who might need a little help with raking. You’ll provide the rakes and bags and don’t forget your masks! Spreading joy to our UPC family, one yard at a time!

 

CYM:

UPC Children’s families are invited to Dress Up and Drive on October 30th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Wear your favorite costume, don’t forget to add your mask, and drive through the UPC parking lot starting on Franklin St. You’ll find stations of fully costumed (and masked) youth families ready to make your Halloween memorable while you stay in your car. Each station will give a treat to the children in each car. We’ll take a picture of your whole car at the end at our Dress Up and Drive vehicle photo booth. Let us know if you’re coming by clicking here. Contact Kim McNeill, kim@upcch.org, with any questions. 

 

Pop-Withdraw-Cry?

Sometimes we feel like we will “pop”, if we can’t share the burden or stress we are experiencing. Or we can’t tell our problem to anyone that may repeat it. Or we need a good cry with a confidential source. Are you experiencing any of these feelings? A few meetings with a Stephen Minister might move you past this obstacle or you might benefit from continued meetings. It is up to you. Call Meg to discuss having a Stephen Minister.

 

We Want to Hear From You:

“nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”‘ -Luke 17:21

We want to know where you’ve seen God in your daily lives. Have you seen God or felt the Spirit’s presence at the grocery store, on an evening walk, or maybe during a FaceTime call with family far away? Submit your story here so that we can share it with the larger UPC community.

Week at a Glance

All events are via Zoom, unless otherwise specified.

 

Sunday, October 25

  • Stewardship Dedication Sunday

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 12:00-2:00pm – Pledge Drop Off Celebration (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 4:00pm – PYC Pumpkin Carving (UPC Parking Lot)

Tuesday, October 27

  • 7:00pm – Youth Sub Committee

Thursday, October 29

  • 3:00pm – Stephen Ministry Commissioning (UPC Memorial Garden)

  • 7:00pm – PCM

Friday, October 30

  • 6:00-7:30pm – Dress Up and Drive – Halloween Drive Through for Children’s Families

Sunday, November 1

  • 9:30-11:30am – PYC Morning Hike (Meet in UPC Parking Lot)

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 2:00-3:30pm – Drive-Thru Communion (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 2:00-3:30pm – Children’s Ministry Supply Pick-up (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 7:00pm – Youth – Acts of Musical Service via Zoom

Weekly Announcements Sunday, October 18th

 

Congregational Meeting: 

October 18: Please join us for a virtual congregational meeting on October 18th at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is for the purpose of electing officers and an Associate Pastor Nominating Committee. Join via Zoom here

Youth Music:

TONIGHT: Acts of Musical Service will gather outdoors (weather permitting) on the front lawn at 6 p.m. to work on our service projects together! All youth are invited to join us – no previous musical experience required! Please bring masks and chairs. Sign up here

Children’s Ministry:

October 18: Children’s Ministry Family Parking Lot Gatherings; All participants must wear a mask. Sign up here. There are 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. time slots available.

An Empty, Aching Hole–and Memories:

Someone you love has died, and the world just seems darker. At a time like this, one needs a caring, concerned friend to listen and to walk the journey with you. A Stephen Minister would like to be this person. Contact Meg to make this happen.

We Want to Hear From You:

“nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”‘ -Luke 17:21

We want to know where you’ve seen God in your daily lives. Have you seen God or felt the Spirit’s presence at the grocery store, on an evening walk, or maybe during a FaceTime call with family far away? Submit your story here so that we can share it with the larger UPC community.

Listening Session with Police Chief:

The Chapel Hill Clergy Group had a conversation with Police Department Chief Chris Blue about policing and race. They are hosting an in-person listening session at Hillside Church, limited to 25 participants because of social distancing, on Sunday October 25, both beginning at 7PM, 201 Culbreth Road, Chapel Hill, 27516.
If interested email Pastor Rob Tennant:  tennant.hillsong@gmail.com

Week at a Glance

All events are via Zoom, unless otherwise specified.

Sunday, October 18

  • 9:30am – Congregational Meeting

  • Click to join10:00am – Worship via

  • Facebook Live10:00am – Crossroads Class

  • Click to join4:00-6:00pm – Children’s Ministry Parking Lot Gatherings (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 6:00pm – Youth – Acts of Musical Service (UPC Front Lawn) Sign up here

Monday, October 19

Wednesday, October 21

  • 7:00pm – Worship and Music Committee

Thursday, October 22

  • 7:00pm – PCM

  • 7:30pm – UPPS Committee

Saturday, October 24

  • 4:00-6:00pm – Pledge Drop Off Celebration (UPC Parking Lot)

Sunday, October 25

  • Stewardship Dedication Sunday

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 12:00-2:00pm – Pledge Drop Off Celebration (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 4:00pm – PYC Pumpkin Carving (UPC Parking Lot

Weekly Announcements Sunday, October 11th

Congregational Meeting: 

October 18: Please join us for a virtual congregational meeting on October 18th at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is for the purpose of electing officers and an Associate Pastor Nominating Committee. Join via Zoom here

 

Youth Music:

October 18: Acts of Musical Service will gather outdoors (weather permitting) on the front lawn at 6 p.m. to work on our service projects together! All youth are invited to join us – no previous musical experience required! Sign up here.

 

Children’s Music: 

October 14: Children (Pre-k through Grade 5) are invited to join us on Zoom for our Children’s Music Party, Wednesday @ 4:00-4:30 p.m.

 

Children’s Ministry:

October 18: Children’s Ministry Family Parking Lot Gatherings; All participants must wear a mask. Sign up here. There are 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. time slots available.

 

We Want to Hear From You:

“nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”‘ -Luke 17:21

We want to know where you’ve seen God ‘in your midst.’ Have you seen God or felt the Spirit’s presence at the grocery store, on an evening walk, or maybe during a FaceTime call with family far away? Submit your story here so that we can share it with the larger UPC community.

Support Our Friends in Haiti:

October 17: The young singers, dancers, and drummers at St Joseph Family are putting on their first ever virtual show – alongside BROADWAY STARS – to raise money to keep their education programs running, lights on, medicine stocked, and bellies fed. Take the chance to join us—it’s a must see event and you’ll have fun, at a time when we all need it.  There is no cost for registering but, of course, we hope you’ll take a chance to donate. RSVP here and donate here.

Week at a Glance

All events are via Zoom, unless otherwise specified.

Sunday, October 11 

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 4:00pm – Children’s Subcommittee

  • 4:00pm – PYC Parking Lot Hang (UPC Parking Lot – Zoom if rain, check your email and remind texts)

Monday, October 12

  • 7:30am – Men’s Breakfast via Zoom

  • 5:00pm – Local Outreach

  • 7:00pm – Deacons Meeting

Wednesday, October 14

  • 4:00pm – Children’s Music Party Click to join

  • 5:00pm – Endowment Committee 

Thursday, October 15

  • 12:00pm – Chimes Articles Due

  • 5:45pm – Congregational Life Committee

  • 7:00pm – Adult Education Committee

  • 7:00pm – PCM

Saturday, October 17

  • 10:00am-8:00pm – PCM Outdoor Day Retreat (New Hope Camp and Conference Center)

Sunday, October 18

  • 9:30am – Congregational Meeting

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 4:00-6:00pm – Children’s Ministry Parking Lot Gatherings (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 6:00pm – Youth – Acts of Musical Service (UPC Front Lawn) Sign up here

Weekly Announcements Sunday, October 4th

 

Youth Music:

Tonight: Youth are invited to join us at 6 p.m. on the front lawn for some socially distanced music-making and fellowship! Bring your own masks and lawn chairs. Please RSVP here. If there is rain, we will move back to our originally scheduled Zoom at 7 p.m.

 

Children’s Ministry:

TODAY from 4:00-6:00 p.m. – Drive-through pick-up of at-home faith resources for families with children. If you’d like to participate and have not yet signed up, please opt-in here

 

PYC:

Check out our responses to the PYC youth and parent survey here. Thank you! Your input is guiding our plans this year! 

PYC schedule updates are available on the website and the PYC google calendar.

 

We Want to Hear From You:

“nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”‘ -Luke 17:21

We want to know where you’ve seen God ‘in your midst.’ Have you seen God or felt the Spirit’s presence at the grocery store, on an evening walk, or maybe during a FaceTime call with family far away? Submit your story here so that we can share it with the larger UPC community.

 

 

Week at a Glance

All events are via Zoom, unless otherwise specified.

 

Sunday, October 4

  • New Members Welcomed

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 4:00-6:00pm – Children’s Ministry Supply Pick-Up (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 4:00-6:00pm – World Communion Sunday Pick-Up (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 6:00pm – Youth – Acts of Musical Service (UPC Front Lawn) 

Monday, October 5

  • 6:00pm – Administration Committee

  • 6:00pm – Global Outreach

  • 7:00pm – Stephen Ministry

Wednesday, October 7

  • 7:30pm – Youth Race Equity Intensive

Thursday, October 8

  • 7:00pm – Session Meeting

  • 7:00pm – PCM

Sunday, October 11

Weekly Announcements Sunday, September 27th

Youth Music:

All youth (grades 6-12) are invited to join us on Zoom for our brainstorming meeting for the Acts of Musical Service project Sunday, September 27th at 7 p.m. All are welcome, whether you’ve been in choir or not, and singing is not the only way we’ll make music together this year! Bring your instruments, your poetry, your art and we will spread some joy together.

Children’s Music: 

Children (pre-k to 5th grade) are invited to our second Children’s Music Party on Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00 p.m. Head to https://upcch.org/music for access to our Children’s Music playlist anytime!

Children’s Ministry:

Zoom check-in TONIGHT for parents of birth-5th graders, 8:30 p.m. No formal agenda – just show up and spend time with other parents. The Zoom link is in your weekly Children’s and Youth Ministries email.

Next Sunday, October 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m. – Drive-through pick-up of at-home faith resources for families with children. If you’d like to participate and have not yet signed up, please opt-in here

PYC:

Parents and Youth: Be sure to respond to the PYC Survey before noon on Wednesday. Your answers will shape our ministry for this fall. Click here to respond. 

On Wednesday, Sept 30th, all High Schoolers are invited to a parking lot hang at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Sign up here to secure your spot!  Bring a chair to sit in, wear a mask, and stay in your parking space as we have some distanced fun! 

High Schoolers, click here to sign up now for the 8 week Youth Race  Equity Intensive that starts in October. We will start the conversation and learn We need 8 youth to make this go! Learn more about what we’ll do each week here.

We Want to Hear From You:

“nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”‘ -Luke 17:21

We want to know where you’ve seen God ‘in your midst.’ Have you seen God or felt the Spirit’s presence at the grocery store, on an evening walk, or maybe during a FaceTime call with family far away? Submit your story here so that we can share it with the larger UPC community.

 

 

Week at a Glance

All events are via Zoom, unless otherwise specified.

Sunday, September 27

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 7:00pm – Youth – Acts of Musical Service

  • 8:30pm – Children’s Ministry Parent Zoom

Monday, September 28

  • 7:00pm – Nominating Committee

  • 7:00pm – Membership Committee

Wednesday, September 30

  • 4:00pm – Children’s Music Party

  • 7:00pm – PYC High School Parking Lot Hang

  • 8:00pm – PYC High School Parking Lot Hang

Thursday, October 1

  • 7:00pm – PCM

Friday, October 2

  • 10:00am – Materials for Session Packets Due

Sunday, October 4

  • New Members Welcomed

  • 10:00am – Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:00am – Crossroads Class Click to join

  • 4:00-6:00pm – Children’s Ministry Supply Pick-Up (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 4:00-6:00pm – World Communion Sunday Pick-Up (UPC Parking Lot)

  • 7:00pm – Youth – Acts of Musical Service