Both worship services, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., as well as all events and activities have been cancelled at UPC for Sunday, December 9th. You can read about UPC’s Inclement Weather Policy here. We pray that the hope and peace of this advent season will be with each of you.
Below is this year’s deadlines for UPC publications through the end of the year. Please take a look at this schedule and make a note of any dates that affect you on your calendar. Thank you! Publications Deadlines Monday, December 3 @ 10:00 a.m. 7:00 and 11:00 Christmas Eve bulletins Sunday, December 9, bulletin/announcements Sunday, December 16, bulletin/announcements Monday, December 10 @ 10:00 a.m. Sunday,
Sunday, December 9 Second Sunday of Advent Voluntary Come, Savior of the Nations – Johann Sebastian Bach Offertory (8:30) Come, Savior of the Nations (Orgelbüchlein) – Bach (11:00) Never weather-beaten sail – Charles Wood THIS MORNING’S VOLUNTARY is one of Bach’s greatest Advent chorale preludes. Nun komm’, der Heiden Heiland (Come, Savior of the nations) is based on the tune adapted from a plainsong (Gregorian
Alternative Gift Market The Alternative Gift Market is organized by the Global Outreach Committee. This market offers an opportunity for folks to purchase a gift in honor of someone, such as a family member, friend, coworker, boss, etc. The alternative gift you select–food, medicine, livestock, shelter, development aid–will be sent overseas or to poverty-stricken areas in the United States by ecumenical non-profit agencies. At the
Sunday, December 9 The Junior Choir (grades 2-6) rehearses this Sunday from 4:15-4:55 at UPC. After rehearsal, the choir is invited to Jasper and Maisy Kavanaugh’s home for dinner and caroling in the Berryhill neighborhood. Parents will provide their child’s transportation from UPC to the Kavanaugh’s home. Please wear festive attire, and bring a flashlight and $5 for dinner. Pick up is at 7:15
A Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 23, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. The story of the fall from grace in the Garden of Eden, visions of Old Testament prophets, the announcement of the Incarnation by the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, and the birth of Jesus will be interspersed with Christmas hymns and carols including music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Lynn Shaw
Diaper Collection for Refugee Support Center (RSC) Presbyterian Women will provide diapers for the Refugee Support Center (RSC) for the month of February as part of the PW community outreach ministry. The diapers we collect and buy will be collected through December 15 and delivered in January. There are two ways that you can help with this project: During the month of November through December
Please note the 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.
Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, but for many of us it brings sadness and painful memories. A trained Stephen Minister can provide Christian support and a listening ear during this difficult season. Is this your first Christmas season without a loved one? An otherwise joyous time might feel very painful. The family is smaller now as you gather round the table.