COVID Update: Worship and mid-week activities are being held online. Please visit the Events Calendar to learn more.

Umstead park

united church of christ

If you understand that faith is a matter of mind as well as heart, and that taking the Bible seriously means it cannot always be taken literally...


If you know that God's love embraces all persons equally, no matter their gender, race, or sexual identity...


If, for you, diversity, tolerance and inclusivity are strengths to be taught...


If you believe that the Christ calls us to be nothing less than global citizens, that the social expression of love is justice, and that spiritual concerns are inseparable from commitment to the natural world...


If you've wished for a more open and embracing community of faith to nurture your spirit and raise your children, and haven't yet found a like minded place of belonging...then we warmly invite you to help us build the family of Umstead Park UCC.


Welcome! 

for Current information on worship, please see below.

A special welcome to all who are new to our community! We heartily endorse the United Church of Christ slogan,

"Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!" ...And you are!


Without question rooted in the Christian tradition, UPUCC unashamedly attempts to follow authentically the servant life of Jesus of Nazareth. Because we know God is present in other faith traditions as well, we often find ourselves on the edge of current cultural Christianity. We therefore embrace truth from all sources and laugh along at the joke that UCC stands for 'Unitarians Concerned about Christ.'


UPUCC is an honest community of faith where no sincere question is rebuffed. At our heart, we are a loving, supportive and compassionate people. We warmly invite you to join us.

Worship

UPUCC Returning to In-Person Worship June 20


On Sunday June 20, 2021  at 10:20 am, weather permitting, we ask all to gather in the front parking area prior to (and following) worship for any “socializing” as we all ease back into our life together.

Don your masks and ‘join in’ for our joyful steps toward ‘normalcy’!


As an unabashedly liberal group, in this instance we will move more conservatively, asking all present to wear masks and socially distance while indoors. The service (and future worship services) will be live streamed to allow all to participate.


While many of us are fully vaccinated, others, including all children, have not yet had that opportunity. Children are certainly welcome, but no special children’s classes or inside gatherings in worship will be offered until further notice. (Watch for details as possible outside children’s gatherings are planned.)


Though we do not anticipate more persons in attendance than our space can safely accommodate, the length of our worship may be shortened, some aspects may occur outdoors, and singing may be recorded instead of sung live...but  we’ll come together safely with enthusiasm and creativity!


Our primary worship occurs at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. 

Please see our calendar for information as well as Zoom links.


Dress is informal. Come as you are. Though our worship would not be considered ‘contemporary,’ neither is it highly liturgical. (We often describe ourselves as a ‘what you see is what you get’ community.)