UPC Communicator
June 13, 2017


Blue Hymnal Relocation Project
Did you know that June is Hymnal Relocation Month for UPC? It is! Really! Grab a hymnal (or ten) in the former World Market room for your home enjoyment.
Christ's Love in Action!
UPC celebrates and thanks 
 
- Those who made VBS such a huge success.  A special thanks to Michelle Harris for her outstanding leadership!

- Those who helped with the reception following the Memorial service for George and Cathy Needhammer.   
 
- - Thank you for the ways that you are putting Christ's Love in Action!  
New Church Officer Training
Over the summer our newly elected Elders and Deacons will be going through a training class with Pastor Jason.  The classes will meet at 8:15 am on the following Sundays: June 18, June 25, July 2, July 16.  All are welcome to join in these discussions. 
Per Capita
Our Per Capita to the Presbyterian Church (USA) is based upon church membership, so for UPC our Per Capita bill is $7,279.40,$42.82 per member. We are asking each member to help cover the costs of Per Capita by submitting a check for the appropriate amount with Per Capita noted in the memo line. Thank you for your continued support of both our church and the PC (USA).
Church Contact Info
To contact the church staff click on a name below.

Pastor          Jason Harshberger

Church Office or
Nikki Rogers          Nikki Rogers

Children's 
Ministry               Michelle Harris

Music 
Ministry             Lorinda O'Hashi

C4 Ministry     Zach Kurtenbach
Calendar of Events at UPC
For a full calendar of events click here         
Vacation Bible School Recap
Vacation Bible School was a huge success this year with 50 kids and 10 youth leaders. We touched the lives of 60 kids in VBS!  Thank you to all who was a part of this wonderful week, for the support and for the prayers from our congregation!
UPC is Praying for...
This week UPC is praying for the Williams household, Wykert household, Yocum household, Votaw household, and Laramie Youth Crisis Center.
Auto-Withdrawal
Interested in giving automatically each month?  Come find out how!  Training available  June 25th after worship.  Someone will be available to walk you through the automatic withdrawal process.
June Care Cart
The Laramie Youth Crisis Center (LYCC) is a community prevention program of the Cathedral Home for Children.  Its mission is "...to protect and preserve families by providing a variety of services which strengthen and help youth and their families build the skills they need."  LYCC provides emergency and shelter care for youth through the age of 17, a 24-hour hot line, and professional support for families.  It is an alternative to jail and detention for children who have committed less serious offenses.  It also provides a "time out" that prevents serious problems from escalating.  LYCC is open for service 24/7 throughout the entire year.  LYCC does not charge a fee for their services.   This year, LYCC is asking for our help in providing materials for youth activities. Please keep in mind that, as they do not serve many young children, items should be geared to ages 12 to 18.  Also, materials that represent violence and aggression should be avoided.   Suggestions: jigsaw puzzles,  books for tweens and teens,  erasable magic markers, erasable, crayons,  colored pencils,  craft kits, sketch pads,  watercolor paints, glue sticks,  construction paper.
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
Contacting Pastor Jason
If a pastoral care situation arises please feel free to contact Pastor Jason at 307-760-9329. 
Summer Church Office Hours
The hours for the church office are as follows for summer, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-1:00. 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!
Worship this past Sunday
This past Sunday we began looking at the Essential Tenants of the Reformed Faith.  The first tenant was the Holy Trinity.  We also were blessed by the Vacation Bible School kids sharing their musical offerings and we were able to hear some testimonies about LOGOS!
Pastor's Report & Session Minutes
The UPC Session Minutes and Pastor's Report are currently unavailable on the new website.  As soon as that page is up and running we will update our documents.  Please check out the new website at
Online Giving
UPC is pleased to offer online giving opportunities.  For more information click here

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307-742-2061

Christ's Love in Action