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Sunday, September 17

9:30 a.m. Forum: “The Nuts and Bolts of Attending Goose.” See page six.

10:30 a.m. Worship: Christian Education (Move-Up Sunday) “When Does Our Theological Education End?” Doug Long preaching.

Following worship: Parents of Youth meet in the Youth Room followed by Youth meeting.

12:00 p.m. Worship & Music Committee meets in the library.

12:00 p.m. Children’s Church Teacher Orientation & Safe Church Policy Review.

Coming November 4: LGBTQ Informational Workshop (9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.)

Topics include: Expanding your family, legal issues, gender re-assignment surgery, parent perspective and more (list follows)!

  • Parent Perspective –Parents of LGBTQ Children give their perspective of the journey
  • Expanding of the Family A lesbian couple will be sharing their experience of how they went about expanding their family.
  • Gender Therapist -Kimball Sargent –Therapist specializing in Transgender Issues
  • Gender Reassignment Surgery-Dr. Keelee MacPhee will be giving a workshop on GRS.
  • Equality Now-They will be sharing about who they are and what they do along with having educational pamphlets for attendees.
  • LGBT Center of Raleigh –Sharing what activities and resources they offer at the Center.
  • Coming out later in life-A gay man will be sharing his personal story of coming out later in life.
  • Sierra Luz-Yoga Instructor who will be leading meditations on self love and acceptance
  • UNC Rope Team-latest treatment, prevention and research on HIV.
  • Mandy Mizell Norris-UCC Pastor speaking of her personal experience of coming out and on Queer Theology
  • Legal Issues-Jen Tharrington, Attorney at Law, will be discussing legal issues that can affect the LGBTQ community such as adoption, marriage, name changes and divorce.
  • Hormone Therapy- Dr. Julia Warren-Endocrinologist, speaking on hormone therapy
  • Attendees will be able to choose from 4 different workshops to attend. Brochures will be available in the lobby from Presenters to pick up for more information. Please contact Gina Kentopp at for more information.

    Newcomers & Inquirers Session: These offerings are held most first Sundays of the month. Membership & Publicity Committee hosts these gatherings in the church library. There is a short presentation of the history of the UCC as well as information about Umstead Park United Church of Christ.

    UPUCC Creativity Group... The morning group will continue to meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The evening Creativity Group is held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Come with your own individual creative projects, come to socialize, or come to try your hand at making a card.

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