Weekly News from University Presbyterian Church
Friday, August 11, 2017

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00

Punch on the Porch -  9:30 and 12:00

Congregational Retreat Planning Team: Youth Center - 9:30-10:30

We Choose Welcome Class: Vance Barron Hall - 9:45-10:45 - Ellen Andrews, Director of the Church World Service office in Durham, will provide background on refugee issues worldwide and refugee resettlement in the U.S. Bernie and Alice Nord of Hillsborough Presbyterian Church will share Hillsborough Presbyterian's experience with refugee families.

Transition Team: Members of the Transition Team will be available for further conversation at Punch on the Porch following both the 8:30 and 11:00 services.

Our congregation's generous financial support enables UPC's witness and ministry in the world. This Spring that generosity expanded to include the Legacy Campaign, allowing us to finish Dunham Hall and send Bob and Marla Dunham into retirement well-celebrated. However, the day-to-day expenses of building maintenance, staff salaries, youth and children's programming, and support of the church's mission partners depend on regular offerings to the church's operating budget, which often dwindle in the summer. As you are able to maintain your regular offering through these busy months, please know that the church is grateful for your support of our shared work.

Congregational Retreat: September 8-10; click here to register.  Final registration deadline is next Sunday, August 20.

Connect with a Stephen Minister: Contact Elizabeth Michael at  elizabeth@upcch.org or (919) 929-2102.

Church Directory App: Download "ACS Church Life" from the App Store to access UPC's membership directory on your smartphone.

Join the Flower Committee: Contact Donna Frick at delliottfrick@gmail.com or (919) 623-5355. No experience needed. All who are interested will be heartily welcomed!

Host Punch on the Porch: After the 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. worship service on the portico on Sundays through September 3. There's one spot left to host in September!  Click here to sign up.

Memorial Service Volunteers: Help with memorial services by preparing and delivering food for receptions. Contact  Kaitlin Dunn at  kdunn@upcch.org  or (919) 929- 2102.

We Choose Welcome: Click here to sign up for the Refugee Support Team, a list of volunteers to perform discrete jobs on an as-needed basis (e.g., providing transportation to a doctor's appointment). The team will support the activities of Refugee Community Partnership (RCP), a local refugee support organization.


Transition Team: Members of the Transition Team will be available for further conversation each week at Punch on the Porch. Visit the team's   webpage for more information at any time.

Content deadline: September edition of The Chimes: Tuesday, August 15, 12:00 p.m.
Send submissions to publications@upcch.org

We Choose Welcome Class: Sunday, August 20, 9:45-10:45 a.m., Vance Barron Hall

PYPs Pool Party: Sunday, August 20, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., The Farm

Men's Breakfast: Monday, August 21, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m., Terrace Room

Youth Choir Leadership Team Meeting: Friday, August 25, 4:00 p.m., Room 215

Congregational Meeting: Sunday, August 27, 12:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Click here to view the Nominating Committee Report.

Back to School Worship/Youth Choir Party: Sunday, August 27, 4:30-7:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Youth Choir: Sunday, August 27, 5:15-7:00 p.m, Fellowship Hall

Congregational Retreat: Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10, Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC; Final registration deadline is next Sunday, August 20.

Presbyterian Women's Fall Dinner: Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Kick-off Sunday: New Program Year Begins: Sunday, September 17

Second Sunday Lunch: Sunday, September 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
We will gather on the third Sunday in September to accommodate the Congregational Retreat.

University Presbyterian Church is affiliated with The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is a Stephen Ministry Congregation.