UPC Communicator
January 8, 2019


Congregational Meeting
Please join us for a congregational meeting on Sunday, January 27 from 10:00-10:30 with light refreshments to follow. 
Puerto Rico Service Trip - January 12th-20th
Rev. Sheri Fry will be traveling on the service trip to Anasco, Puerto Rico from Saturday, January 12-Sunday, January 20th. If you would like to get in touch with me please leave me an email at UPCLaramipastor@gmail.com or text my cell phone at 303-475-3883. You may also contact Nikki Rogers in the church office and she will be happy to assist you.   We hope you will access United Presbyterian Church-Laramie on Facebook as well as your email to follow our work and fun in Puerto Rico.
UPC DIRECTORY
We invite you to fill out a UPC Directory information form that can be found in the North Lounge or in the welcome area off the sanctuary so we may include you in our updated Directory.   You may leave your updated information in the church office or hand it to Linda Sheets or Nikki Rogers.   We will be taking your information through the month of January and if you would like us to use an updated picture please see Linda or Nikki.
ORDAINED ELDERS AND DEACONS
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
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.

liturgists
Reports & Session Minutes
The UPC Session Minutes and reports can be read at our website at  upclaramie.org/minutes/
ONLINE GIVING
UPC is pleased to offer online giving opportunities.  For more information click  on-line giving  
    Epiphany: Showings and
Encounters 2019
Epiphaneia: appearance, manifestation, coming. Epiphaino: to give light. Epephanen: to be revealed. The Greek words offer a vocabulary for this season, articulating some of the ways that the holy arrives in our midst. The Feast of the Epiphany began as a festival of the Eastern Church that celebrated the appearing of Jesus, focusing on the events of his birth and baptism. In the Western Christian tradition, Epiphany has traditionally focused on the coming of the wise men to welcome Jesus. At its core this holy day offers an invitation to wrestle with the mystery of the Incarnation, to recognize the multitude of ways that the sacred takes flesh, and to welcome the Divine into our midst. The season following Epiphany has become for me a season of thinking about encounters, about the ways that the holy appears in my path, about the wise ones who have journeyed with me for moments or for years and have borne the gifts that I most needed. This season also beckons me to think about the gifts I, too, bear, and about the responsibility to discern what each of us has to offer and where to offer it.
Wisdom knows how we sometimes look far and wide for the knowledge that is right at hand, even already within us. She knows each moment offers the possibility of an encounter that will draw our eyes rom the horizon toward the God who has already arrived in our midst. From dreams, stories, idle meanderings, and purposeful questions come the messengers who point us toward the sacred guest sitting at the gate of our own soul, seeking the gift only we can offer.
"Wisdom is bright, and does not grow dim. By those who love her she is readily seen, and found by those who look for her. Quick to anticipate those who desire her, she makes herself known to them. Watch for her early and you will have no trouble; you will find her sitting at your gates." -Wisdom 6:12-14 (JB)

Mary Martha Circle
Mary Martha Circle will meet Wednesday, January 16th at the home of Janice Shuster,530 Beaufort #119.    We will continue our study, God's Promise, I Am With You by Amy Poling Sutherlum.  Janice will also lead us in Lesson 5 of our journey through the scriptures from Genesis to the end of the Gospels tracing God's promise of "I will be with you".  Lois Irving is our co-hostess.   All women are invited to join us for prayer, study and fellowship.  Please let either Janice 745-3132, jmshust@outlook.com or Lois 742-3130,irving.112u@yahoo.com know if you are planning on attending.  We hope you will join us.
JANUARY Care Cart
The January 2019 Care Cart:  Big Brothers Big Sister of Greater Wyoming, Laramie Branch.   Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring program in the country.  By developing 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 with professional support to help the children 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 the agency with warm jackets.  Jackets should include sizes for both children and young adults. Last year, our donated jackets were gone within 24 hours.
OFFICE HOURS
The church office will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-1:00.  Pastor Sheri will be in the church Monday-Thursday 9:30-4:30 on a regular basis.
Calendar of Events at UPC
For a full calendar of events click here         
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

Children's 
Ministry                   Michelle Harris

Music 
Ministry                  Lorinda O'Hashi

United Presbyterian
Church

upclaramie@gmail.com
307-742-2061

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