Many thanks to the following individuals who are diligently working and planning with our staff for a safe return to in-person gatherings:
Sarah Bozymski, Anne Bryan, Greg Crawford, Jeff Howard, David Lane, Amy McEntee, Taylor Morris, Mary Ellen Olson, Than Powell
Our TIP (Together In Person) Team is continuing to meet and work in concert with our program staff to prepare for regathering.
Our live-stream team is researching and installing technology to allow us to continue streaming worship online when we return to in-person gatherings.
June 27: Outdoor worship at Camp New Hope at 10am (prerecorded worship will still be available online)
July 11: Final pre-recorded worship service
July 18: Live-streamed worship from the sanctuary at 10am with only worship leaders present (available on Facebook and upcch.org/live)
July 25: Live-streamed worship from the sanctuary at 10am with a Church Work Day to follow
Volunteer to be an usher! Ushers work together to greet worship participants, help monitor COVID protocols, and provide leadership during emergency situations. These volunteers will play a vital role in our safe return to worship in the sanctuary. Click here to volunteer!
Sign up for the Church Work Day on July 25! Participants will be able to attend the July 25 live-streamed service at 10am, then we’ll get to work preparing the building together. Tasks might include cleaning up classrooms, placing signage, or other organizational work. Lunch from Med Deli will be provided. (Bonus: you can come to church in your work day clothes…because the cameras will only be facing the worship leaders!) Click here to sign up!
Beginning on August 1, in-person worship will be offered in our sanctuary at 10am. Worship will also be live streamed (upcch.org/live) for those who are unable to attend in person.
Punch on the Porch (an outdoor time of fellowship and light refreshments) will follow worship. Rather than a “grab and go” style, volunteers will serve refreshments using necessary precautions.
To help protect our youngest members who are not yet eligible for vaccination and those who still need extra precautions, we will adhere to the following protocols:
In this phase, we will transition our live-stream from 10am to 11am. Live-streams will continue to be available on Facebook and upcch.org/live.
Small groups will continue this fall! Curriculum will begin on September 19 (though groups are absolutely encouraged to resume meeting prior to that date; sermon manuscripts will be available if desired). Please meet at any time during the week other than Sunday mornings. Space will be available by reservation only on Sunday afternoons for those who wish to meet at UPC.
If you’re already part of a small group and want to continue with the same group, please connect with your leader to let them know!
If you will be joining a small group for the first time or would like to switch to a new group, sign-ups will take place August 1-September 12.
We want to provide intentional space for people to come together and visit and process everything that has happened since March 2020. What was the experience like? What did we learn about ourselves…our church…our world? What do we want to keep or remember from that time?
Comeback Coffees will be hosted on September 19 and 26 at 10am and at the same time as evening children’s/youth activities. These conversations will help the TIP team as they continue their work guiding us toward a new normal at UPC.
Children’s & Youth classes will resume using their normal spaces, but with a mask requirement.
We will have several classes available for adults – some that you know, and some that will be brand new! Look for more details and information about our fall class options in September.
As we look to 2022, we are hopeful to resume Second Sunday Lunches, summer trips for all ages, and reduce our need for masks. However, we will continue to pay attention to guidance from medical professionals and consider factors such as vaccination availability for children. The safety of our congregation and our community will remain a priority.