Sunday, March 1

9:00 a.m. Forum: Animal Rescue. Kristine Berry talks about her long-standing work in animal rescue (she's fostered numerous dogs!) and facilitates a discussion with us about animal welfare and animal rights, a true passion of hers. This gathering is held in the church library.

10:00 a.m. Coffee Time in the atrium. 

10:30 a.m. Worship: "Graceful Disagreement," Doug Long preaching. 

Following worship: 

  • Youth Group plays NERTS!
  • Newcomers & Inquirers Session in the library.
  • UPUCC Advocacy Task Force in the atrium conference room.

Monday Evenings

Progressive Bible Study-Reading Between the Lines: Exploring Our Story Through Biblical Stories: 7:00–8:30 p.m. Facilitated by Anthony Neff:, meeting in the church library. In addition to the text, relevant poetry, prose and quotes outside the Bible will be discussed, helping us further explore the story and its themes. The goal is to have meaningful, open discussions where rather than attempting to figure out what the story REALLY MEANS - sharing to understand how the story is still happening around and within us. There are no right or wrong answers - just a shared journey. 

2nd and 4th Thursday Evenings

7:30 p.m. Brew Theology: promotes healthy, meaningful, and eclectic conversations bring all kinds of people to the table to talk about the things in life that really matter, find common good, and make a tangible difference in our community. Second and fourth Thursday nights at Lonerider Brewing (8816 Gulf Court, just off Westgate Drive). Facilitator Brian Spears 

Newcomers & Inquirers SessionHeld most first Sundays of each month, Membership & Publicity Committee hosts these gatherings in the church library after worship. There is a short presentation of the history of the UCC as well as information about Umstead Park United Church of Christ. Next session will be March 1.

Creativity Group- This morning craft group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the church library. Come with your own creative projects, come to socialize, or come to try your hand at making a greeting card!

The Justice Theater Project presents

S w e a t

running through March 1

 Regional Premiere of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-Winner

"Three generations of loyalty to the same company. This is America, right? You'd think that would mean something."  

In a local bar in Rust Belt, USA, steel workers share a lifetime of drinks, secrets, laughter, and friendship. The guarantee of working together on the factory floor erodes as an American way of life disappears. 

When one of their own is promoted into management, trust and friendship erode. Strikes, layoffs, lockouts and picket lines lead to an “us vs. them” battle over NAFTA, income inequality, unions, race, and loyalty.


For tickets, call 919-264-7089 or email