Weekly News from University Presbyterian Church
Friday, February 9, 2018

February 11

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 (Nursery: Room 130/134) 
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Click here for information about this Sunday's worship music.

9:30 - Coffee on the Landing

12:00-1:00 - Second Sunday Lunch: Fellowship Hall

3:45-4:10 - Children's Choir:   Priscilla D. Bevin Memorial Choir Suite

4:00-5:00 - UPC worship service: Carolina Meadows

4:15-4:55  - Junior Choir Priscilla D. Bevin Memorial Choir Suite

5:00-6:00  - Youth Choir: Priscilla D. Bevin Memorial Choir Suite

6:00-7:30 - PYC Engage Night: Youth Center

A Note from Margaret in the Final Days of 2018 Stewardship Campaign

The Session will meet on Thursday, February 15, to finalize UPC's budget. While it remains likely that balancing the budget will require programming cuts, they will be considerably smaller than we anticipated a month ago. That improved outlook is due to the generosity of this congregation. Already generous givers have increased their pledges, and additional pledges have continued to arrive. Your response testifies to the health and commitment of this congregation. Even in an interim season, even on the heels of a sizable capital campaign, you continue to engage in sacrificial giving-offering your time, your skills, and your resources with the prayer that God will use them to do things you have not yet imagined. What a joy it will be for me, in the years to come, to watch from a distance as your future unfolds. I am confident that God will do great things in and through this place as you continue to yield your lives in trust. 

If you haven't had the chance to join this effort, but would still like to do so, pledge cards can be found in the narthex; pledges may be made by emailing finance@upcch.org , or you may pledge securely online at www.upcch.org/stewardship .

Inclement Weather Policy Update: Sunday morning worship

Mission Study Team Update: A Mission Study Team was appointed by Session to organize a gathering of information about the state of our church and to discern God's leading in this community.

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.

Follow UPC on Instagram: Follow @upc_ch ( instagram.com/upc_ch) to stay up-to-date on everything happening at UPC. And don't forget to like UPC on Facebook, too! 

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.

Montreat Worship and Music Conference: June 17-23, 2018; registration open to all active Youth and Junior Choir singers, rising fourth to graduating seniors;  click here to register.  Registration is open until February 15.

For the Final Season Booklet: 18-page booklet to gather information about yourself, your resources, and your wishes for end-of-life care; c opies are available in the Parlor on Sundays or from Elizabeth Michael (919-929-2102; elizabeth@upcch.org ).

11:00 a.m. Communion Coordinator Needed: Contact Steve Kennedy at sdkenned@ncsu.edu if you are interested.

Screen Time and Stress: Sunday, February 18, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Dunham Hall;  click here  to RSVP.

PYPs Family Lock-in: Friday, February 23,  5:30 p.m., UPC; click here to RSVP.

Help the Nominating Committee: The Nominating Committee seeks congregational input; click here to submit a nomination for the  Deacons and Elders Class of 2021.

PYC High School Beach RetreatApril 13-15, Ocean Isle Beach; click here to register.

Vacation Bible School: June 25-28, New Hope Camp & Conference Center; registration opens this Sunday for UPC members.

Meal Train Volunteers Wanted: A list of congregational volunteers to bring meals to individuals or families dealing with short-term illness; contact Susan Swafford at 919-929-8735 or susan.swafford@swaffordmontgomery.com or Ron Adams at 919-942-2525 or adams.ron@gmail.com.

Ash Wednesday Worship: Wednesday, February 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Sanctuary

The Chimes content deadline: Thursday, February 15, 12:00 p.m.

Woman to Woman: Thursday, February 15, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Chapel Hill Library meeting room

Congregational meeting: Sunday, February 18, 12:00 p.m., Sanctuary;  click here to read the  2017 Annual Report to the Congregation

Screen Time and Stress: Sunday, February 18, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Dunham Hall;  click here to RSVP

Men's Breakfast : Monday, February 19, 7:00-8:00 a.m., PCM Kitchen and Terrace Room

Young Adults: Monday, February 19, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Parlor

Kirk Club for 4th and 5th Graders: Wednesday, February 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Youth Center

PYPs Family Lock-in: Friday, February 23,  5:30 p.m., UPC; click here to RSVP

Over 65 Lunches: Sundays, February 25, and March 25, after 11:00 worship; meet in the Parlor/walk downtown

Vacation Bible School: June 25-28, New Hope Camp & Conference Center; registration opens this Sunday for UPC members

Save the Date: Congregational Retreat: September 7-9, Montreat

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