UPC Communicator
January 23, 2018

Click here for more blogs from C4 on their mission trip to NOLA.
Please join Rev. Sheri Fry for our second group gathering to discuss the past, present and future happenings at United Presbyterian Church.  Please RSVP by emailing her at upclaramiepastor@gmail.com or call the church office at 742-2061 ext. 12 if you can attend.  She looks forward to getting to know you better and working together for healing and reconciliation as we continue to move into a shared future. 
UPC youth school fund raiser
Many of our UPC youth are headed to Teton Science School, located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this April.  Nadia Buchanan, Delilah Dixon, Tyler Gale, Sam Harshberger, Trenton Rogers, Brynn Utton,  and Mikayla Williams are all Beitel students and UPC youth.  They are hosting a potato bar dinner on  Saturday, February 10 from 4-6 p.m. at The Moose Lodge located at 409 South 3rd Street with their classmates.  Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a family of more than 4 people.  There will be a potato bar, a drink and dessert.  There will also be a silent auction.  Please contact any of the youth or call Hillary Utton  307-251-6512 for tickets.  We will have tickets available on  Sunday, January 28th for purchase.  Thank you for supporting these kids in this special educational experience!
This weeks LOGOS theme is BACKWARDS NIGHT!  Come with your clothes on backwards.
Congregational Meeting
The Annual Winter Congregational Meeting will be Jan. 28 between at 10 am, between to two services. The 2018 budget will be presented, Family Promise will be highlighted, and the congregation will elect the Congregational Nominating Committee.
Christ's Love in Action!
UPC celebrates and thanks

-All who helped with LOGOS bowling last week

-C4 members that went to NOLA

-Rev. Sheri and Rev. Karl for going with C4 to NOLA

-Member support for C4 going to NOLA

- - Thank you for the ways that you are putting Christ's Love in Action!  
Spring Church Office Hours
The hours for the church office are as follows for Fall startihng September 6th. Monday and Wednesday 10:00-1:00 and Friday 12:00-3:00.  We want to remind everyone that the church is open.  We check the phone messages and emails on a regular basis. Please, if you feel you need to give the church a call or a visit please do so!
FOC needs your help!
Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) is doing their book review on Monday, January 29 at 5:15 p.m.  We could use a few people in this process.  We would have you review vouchers, payments and other financial information.  Plan for 1.5 to 2 hours.  We would love to have your help!  If this is an interest to you, please let Hillary know at 307-251-6512.  Thank you for your consideration of this assisting this process!
Souper Bowl of Caring
Even though our favorite teams might not be playing on February 4th, we can celebrate the Super Bowl game by caring for our neighbors and staging our own "Souper Bowl" by bringing a can (or cans) of soup as part of your Sunday offering.  We will be the winners of this bowl game as our cans will really help out the Interfaith Food Pantry meet the increasing demands for their services.  We hope you all will join the UPC Souper Bowl team.
Reports & Session Minutes
The UPC Session Minutes and reports can be read at our website at  upclaramie.org/minutes/
Church Contact Info
To contact the church staff click on a name below.

Rev. Sheri Fry        Rev. Sheri Fry

Clerk of Session      Carole Hertz

Church Office or 
Nikki Rogers           Nikki Rogers

Ministry                   Michelle Harris

Ministry                  Lorinda O'Hashi
Presbyterian Women 
Time to register for The 2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women will be held August 2-5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. 2018 is also the year that PW celebrates its 30th anniversary! Click here to register.
UPC is pleased to offer online giving opportunities.  For more information click  on-line giving  
January Care Cart-
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring program in the country. By development positive relationships, their volunteers have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people.  With the goal of having all children achieve success in their lives, they help children by forming strong relationships coupled with professional support to face the adversities affecting them.  These relationships change lives for the better, forever.  The January Care Cart is continuing UPC's tradition of providing the children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters with warm jackets.  Jackets for both boys and girls can range in sizes from children to young adults.
There is a small Lost and Found container on a wood cabinet in the SE corner of the coffee area.  Several pairs of glasses and water bottles live there among other things.  A man's black, lined, windbreaker has hung, for months, in the hallway coat area outside the north lounge.  The church office window has a tie tack with Greek letters and a ring.  These things would like to go home.  Take a look.
Giving Paul Rechard a Ride to Church
The Deacons are working to coordinate rides to church for Paul Rechard.  Please click the sign up below if you would be willing to help.  Thank you!

Give Paul a Ride
L iturgist  volunteers
Liturgists  are needed for upcoming services at UPC. 
If you are willing to step forward to do this, please click on the following link and mark the date/time that will work for you. Thank you from the Worship Committee.

If you are an ordained elder or deacon, your help in serving communion during our worship services would be greatly appreciated. Just click on the following link and then mark the date that will work for you. Thank you from The UPC Worship Committee.

elders and deacons
Calendar of Events at UPC
For a full calendar of events click here         

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Christ's Love in Action