January 5, 2017
 
UPdate from the Pastor Nominating Committee
The Pastor Nominating Committee is excited that the candidate was successfully examined by the Mission Presbytery Committee on Ministry on December 27th.
 
The next step is for the Session to call a congregational meeting for January 22 for the purpose of calling the new pastor. Assuming that the congregation approves the call, we expect the candidate to start at UPC in March.

UPdate Moves
to Mondays
In an effort to communicate information to the congregation more effectively, we are experimenting with sending the weekly UPdate earlier, moving to Mondays. We hope that this gives you more time to plan your weekend. Expect to see next week's UPdate by noon, Monday, January 9.

Let us know what you think!

Click here to read the January 2 UPdate

Have news and information for the UPdate? Please send to the church office by 10:00 a.m. Fridays.

Thanks for Asking
(for Kathy)
Many people have asked for the beautiful poem written for Kathy Escandell by Bobbie Sanders and illustrated by Mary Beth Maher. Please click the link below to down

Thanks for Asking
UPLift Needs Next Week
Every Tuesday morning, UPC volunteers provide some food and coffee, hygiene items, and occasional financial assistance for our clients. While all donations are welcome at any time, here are some items to consider bringing to worship this week.

Thank you for your incredible support of this UPC mission!!
For this week's grocery cart:
oregano
large peanut butter - shelf stable
large jelly
large cinnamon
10 lb box of oatmeal
snack bars

Celebrations & Concerns
Please continue to pray for Debbie Warden, who remains in intermediate care, where she has been since December 30. Debbie's medical team is hopeful that she can be moved to a physical and cognitive rehabilitation facility sometime next week. 

A note from John regarding emails:

I'm receiving emails at jrwarden49@yahoo.com 
and generally am keeping up with reading them  (brevity is prized!).  In lieu of writing many responses I'm concentrating on updates here on CaringBridge, but it's good to hear from you by postal or email.  I've been reading your cards and notes to Debbie a few at a time and can add some emails to the mix.
Please pray for

Hal Hopson, who had surgery on Tuesday, January 3. He is currently in St. David's Hospital in Round Rock

The family of Mona Wright who died Saturday, December 31, 2016. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, January 8, at 4:00 p.m at Faith Presbyterian Church.
If you'd like to be part of UPC's Prayer Chain, please email the church office.
You will receive emails asking you specifically to pray for people who have requested prayer support.

To request prayers, email upc@upcaustin.org
Contact
University Presbyterian Church
2203 San Antonio Street
Austin, Texas  78705
512-476-5321

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