From the Co-Pastors
In October, UPC will launch a worship series called “Too Much.”
Have you not muttered that phrase this year? There has been too much isolation and loneliness, too much suffering and violence in the world around us, too much asked of us as we restructured our lives, saw a light at the end of the tunnel, only to have the finish line yanked back further. “Too much,” we say.
Or perhaps you’ve whispered this phrase in prayer, for this has also been a year where we have been overwhelmed by love. When our UPC family was disconnected, 30 small groups rose up to offer friendship – the depth of care was almost too much. When schools were closed, you helped fund a Service Learning Center for under-served children – the generosity was almost too much. When it seemed as if Church would never be the same, there were Pentecost picnics and parking lot gatherings, online worship and a new Youth Engagement Council, all reminding us that the Church never closes and love is never cancelled. It turns out that “too much” grace is precisely what we needed.
When we are overwhelmed by the steadfast love of God in the midst of such a year, what response is there but generosity?
We ask that you choose to participate in the gospel work here at UPC by making a pledge to support our shared ministry in 2022 and beyond.
May God’s over the top love be and abide with you now and always,
Meg & Jarrett