As the church continues to adapt to our new pandemic reality and as so much of our “normal” comes unraveled, we are glad to offer new ways of building relationships and growing together in faith. Even as life seems to be coming apart at the seams, your church family can help hold things together as we hold fast to God. Just because something has unraveled doesn’t mean God can’t take that thread and make something new.
Beginning in mid-September, UPC will begin congregation-wide endeavor: Small Groups! Worship will be tied together by an overarching theme, Unraveled, with scripture that speaks to our current life. Accompanying this worship series, we’ve designed a small group curriculum. UPC friends (who are 6th grade and up) are invited to be a part of an intentional, intergenerational group committed to gathering weekly for 8 weeks, either via zoom or distanced in a backyard, for the purpose of deepened relationships to God and one another.
Tentative Content Schedule
Week of Sept 13: Matthew 9: 14-17 – Sometimes We Have to Start Over
Week of Sept 20: Matthew 14: 22-33 – Unraveled by Uncertainty
Week of Sept 27: 2 Samuel 21:1-14 – Grief that Unravels Injustice
Week of Oct 4: Acts 10 – Unraveling the Way We’ve Always Done It
Week of Oct 11: Acts 9:1-20 – Tugged in a New Direction
Week of Oct 18: Luke 19:1-10 – Unleashing Generosity
Week of Oct 25: Mark 4:30-32 – Expectations Evaporated
Week of Nov 1: Psalm 4 & 13 – Prayer out of Pain
Week of Nov 8: Job 38 – When Everything Falls Apart
Week of Nov 15: Mark 5: 1-12 – Unraveling of the Mind
Week of Nov 22: Genesis 45 – Unraveling of Revenge
Week of Nov 29: Isaiah 64 – Rip it All Up
Week of Dec 6: Luke 1: 46-56 and 2 Samuel 2: 1-11 Picking up Old Threads
Week of Dec 13: Christmas Can’t Come Without Music
Week of Dec 20: Matthew 1: 18-25 – Inextricably Knit
The theme for our sermon series, Unraveled, comes from the good people at Sanctified Art. Though our visuals and content differ in a number of ways, Sanctified Art has been compensated for their creative work.