Sunday Morning Classes
Sunday Morning Classes
Term 5: April 7 – May 12, 2019
Click here for more information about this term’s classes.
Being & Becoming a Welcoming Church
Location: Dunham Hall
Facilitators: Abby DeVries & Ashley Wilson
Location: Vance Barron Hall
Facilitators: Brad Geerdes & Vince Tollers
Woman to Woman Discussion Group: Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 pm
We Choose Welcome Initiative
As part of the We Choose Welcome initiative, the Adult Education Committee offered three discussions about how UPC will join the PC (USA) movement. During its February meeting, the Session engaged in a thoughtful discussion about how we at UPC can reach out with hospitality to the refugees in our community. One part of this initiative invites the congregation to join the ongoing discussion, each a stand-alone session, as we discern as a church family how to respond.
Click here to learn more about the We Choose Welcome movement from the PC (USA) website.
Click here to read the resolution passed by the Session in February.
PC (USA) Office of Public Witness
The Presbyterian Office of Public Witness is the public policy information and advocacy office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Its task is to advocate, and help the church to advocate, the social witness perspectives and policies of the Presbyterian General Assembly.
Click here to read a summary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Social Witness Policy Statements.
University Presbyterian Church
Adult Education Mission Statement
Adopted August 20, 2015
According to Matthew, Jesus said the greatest commandment is, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
We at University Presbyterian Church, as part of God’s people in the Reformed tradition, seek to love God and our neighbors through educational opportunities that:
*are rooted in the Bible and present topics through a Christian “lens of faith”
*incorporate theology professed by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Reformed tradition
*integrate worship, study, and service
*nurture spiritual exploration and development
*encourage faithful living in concert with Christ’s mission
*welcome participants of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs
*respect and welcome other denominations and faiths
An essential function of a congregation is to provide educational opportunities that challenge people of all ages to become more aware of and to discern God’s call. We believe such study should touch upon all aspects of our lives as individuals and as a church community, informing our mission and enhancing our worship of God.