Events continue!

UPUCC Continues 'Hybrid' Worship (In-Person and Online 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 already fully vaccinated, children ages 5-11 now have that opportunity. Children are certainly welcome, but no special children’s classes or inside gatherings in worship will be offered until 2022. (Outdoor children and family gatherings continue.)

Though we do not anticipate more persons in attendance than our space can safely accommodate...  we’ll come together safely with enthusiasm and creativity!


Worship Zoom link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87850109590?pwd=UloxR1BqWG9na01FM0FESmJ1MWRCUT09

Meeting ID:

878 5010 9590

Password: 001672

Dial in- 929 436 2866


Sunday Forum 9 am - Join in person or online:


December 5th – Faith Journey – Tyler Ung Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Tyler Ung, who has graciously agreed to share the journey of faith that brought them to our congregation.


December 12th – The Legacy of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray (Mary Nations) The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice, the childhood home of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, is just up the road in Durham. Mary Nations will lead a discussion on the life and legacy of Pauli Murray, a twentieth-century human rights activist, legal scholar, feminist, poet, Episcopal priest, labor organizer, and multiracial Black, LGBTQ+ community member. Check out this recent article for a brief glimpse into Pauli Murray’s Durham: https://bittersoutherner.com/feature/2021/hope-for-the-dirt-pauli-murrays-durham


December 19th – John Shelby Spong on Joseph In a sermon delivered around the time of the publication of his book Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy, Rev. John Shelby Spong discussed the Gospel of Matthew and its portrayal of Joseph (father of Jesus). We’ll review portions of this sermon and discuss his thoughts on whether Joseph as “the Strong Silent Type” was myth or history.


December 26th – No forum


January 2nd – Coffee & Tea-ology While we in the West place the beginning of the new year in January, other traditions celebrate their new years’ beginnings at different times. However different they may seem there are many similarities between these traditions. Let’s brew a conversation about New Year’s traditions around the world!


Forum Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83482803068?pwd=TFF2eXdCd2JQdGdNOHdMOGFiTmdKUT09
Meeting ID: 834 8280 3068
Passcode: 918716

Dial in:  301 715 8592


Exploring Our Story Through Biblical Stories  Monday 7 pm

Meeting each Monday evening virtually at 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Anthony Neff anthonerd@gmail.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;

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!

Upcoming Sessions-

Dec. 6 - Hearing Voices: In this overview session, we'll discuss the various prophets of the Old Testament - their historical context, as well as how "prophetic voices" are understood in the past as well as today.

Dec. 13 - Social Justice Warriors - We'll review and discuss the writings of the prophets Amos and Micah.

Dec. 20 - Isaiah - We'll focus on "First Isaiah" and how this prophet has influenced both Judaism and Christianity.

Dec. 27 - No session

 

Bible Study Zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/94118673022?pwd=NHNSNmFiS3lWT0lWRU9HMzQwR0FLdz09

Meeting ID: 941 1867 3022

Passcode: 674350


Brew Theology -running each second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (except Thanksgiving Day and the week of Christmas).  Contact Brian Spears for more information at raleighdurhambrewtheology@email.com


If you've missed our virtual worship services, you can find the videos here.