This year has been … different. But the energy, kindness, and generosity of UPC has remained constant.
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Jack and I have discovered the fun of taking daily walks together around the neighborhood, replacing trips to the gym, where we do separate things.
Exercise over, I love having more time to read and write a poem or a few sentences in my journal. Jack is never far from his camera, taking photos of the rising moon, of our grandsons after a soccer game, and of the new IFC community building as it has risen through stages of construction.
Days meld into one another except for Sunday, when we do not miss our beautiful service of music and Scripture and words of Meg and Jarrett and so many others, before we join our Small Group of new friends. Sunday gives structure and meaning to our week.
-Nancy and Jack Benjamin
During the pandemic, we’ve done our best to spend lots of time outdoors. Whether we’re hiking the trails of Montreat, walking along Morgan Creek here in Chapel Hill, or simply playing ball with our new puppy in the backyard, we have enjoyed these months together as a family while spending time around all of God’s natural gifts.
But we also miss our UPC family so much! It has been wonderful to see many of you in our small group meet-ups, as well as occasionally around town at the grocery store or in the office. We look forward to the day when we can all be together again for worship and other UPC events!
— Brian, Karen, Rachel, Caroline, & Sarah Vandersea