UPUCC Returns to In-Person Worship (and continues virtually as well!)
- 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!
Worship Zoom link
878 5010 9590
Dial in- 929 436 2866
Sunday Forum 9 am - Join in person or online.
No Forum will be held on Labor Day Weekend.
September 19th - How the Bible Actually Works, Session 3 In this session facilitated by Brian Spears, we'll be hearing Pete Enns discuss the ambiguity that's "baked into" the Bible. If you've ever wondered why the Bible seems to contradict itself in places, that's because it does! Come listen to Pete and discuss with us why these contradictions may have been left in Scripture by the editors of the Bible.
September 26th –Reparations: What? Why? and How? Have you ever wondered what reparations are, why they're needed, and how they work? Renate Andrews will help us explore the definitions, reasons for and history of reparations using the Reparations Now Toolkit by the Movement for Black Lives. Join us as we learn about this important racial justice issue.
October 3rd – AED Awareness & Training We have an AED at UPUCC! If you are asking yourself, "What's an AED?," it is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and you should join us to learn more!
We'll look at how the device works (it is way easier than you are imagining) and maintain it. Relax, you are not committing yourself to anything by showing up, but you might just know how to save someone's life when you are finished. Bring your smart phone or laptop and you you'll be ready to review training any time. If you are interested in maintenance, you'll be able to assist there as well.
And if you already have First Aid Training this will be a great supplemental training. Session led by Reed Altman.
Forum Zoom link
Meeting ID: 834 8280 3068
Dial in: 301 715 8592
Exploring Our Story Through Biblical Stories
Meeting each Monday evening virtually at 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Anthony Neff email@example.com
Monday night Progressive Bible Study is currently offering History, the Bible and You. As the foundational text of our faith, the Bible is an important piece of our journey. But as our UPUCC Covenant says, we seek to:
Search the scriptures with open-minded thoughtfulness; taking the Bible seriously while knowing it cannot always be taken literally;
Using materials and the approach outlined in the History in the Bible podcast from Garry Stevens (https://www.historyinthebible.com/), we’ll look at some of the latest research into the Biblical texts and the archaeology behind them. In addition to considering historical / archaeological findings and critical research from biblical and literary scholars, we’ll take the time to discuss how we can make scripture meaningful to us in our own lives today (and which parts of scripture are NOT meaningful to us personally).
Our Monday night sessions offer the opportunity to explore the Bible with open minds and open discussions. Join us as we begin a new ground floor approach!
Progressive Bible Study Zoom link
Meeting ID: 941 1867 3022
Brew Theology -running each second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Contact Brian Spears for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you've missed our virtual worship services, you can find the videos here.