June 26, 2017  
UPC Church Office closed July 3 & 4
in observance of Independence Day.
Fourth Sunday
after Pentecost

July 2, 2017

Worship 11:00 a.m.

"No Stone Unturned "

John Leedy preaching

Sermon text: Acts 6:1-7

Come sing with Summer Choir!

Summer Choir Singers are any singers who wish to sing in the choir on any chosen Summer Sunday morning. They are welcome to come to the Chancel promptly at 10:00 a.m. and rehearse that morning’s anthem. Summer singers wear no robes, sing the Anthem, then join family and/or friends in the congregation for the remainder of the service.  All singers are welcome! This Sunday, the choir sings "Order My Steps" by Glenn Burleigh, with Nicole Taylor, soloist. 

The halls of UPC are filled with fun, laughter, and learning this week as our children learn about heroes of the Bible and the power of God in their lives. 

Our  Hero Verse for the week:
"Do good. Seek peace and go after it!"
Psalm 34:14b
June Session Meeting
Here are the highlights and commendations from the Session meeting June 21, 2017.

  • Elected Bob Bridge, Treasurer, Tyson Payne, Assistant Treasurer and Helen Ingram, Clerk of Session
  • Approved UPLift to be a Community Partner in the City of Austin’s Financial Assistance Plus 1 Program for 2018
  • Examined incoming officers
  • Appointed new committees
  • Heard a financial briefing from the Financial Manager
  • Christian Formation Committee gave a report on the 2017-2018 Program Year
  • Approved Minutes for May 17, stated meeting, Called meeting of June 4, and the Congregational meeting of June 18
  • Approved installation and ordination of officers for July 9
  • Approved April 20-22 as the date for the Mo-Ranch All Church Retreat
  • Remie Martin, Kathleen Turpin and Lee Helms for pruning and trimming shrubbery and other plantings, as well as spreading mulch in the courtyard beds
  • Teachers, Leaders, Advisers, Hosts, and Mentors, 2016-2017:  Parenting & Faith:  Gretchen Stone, Kellie Martini, Bobbie Sanders, Kathy Escandell, Sarah & Byron French, Sally and Thomas Baskin, Maureen and Andy Carlson, Jim Linn,
    David Evans, Sara Sheerin, Jon Holmsten, Allison and Dave Phillips, Katherine Barnhill, Craig and Lydia Deats, Bill and Shelly Kilday, Patrick Jeffers, Krystal Leedy, Lynn Bridge, Beverly Larkam, Marit Weisenberg, Stephanie Houghton, Margaret Aymer
  • Faith & Life:  David Johnson, Bobby Sanders and Joyce Inman, John Leedy, David Evans, Gretchen Stone, Tamar Wasoian, Max Sherman, Bee Moorhead, Cindy Rigby, Rev. Fred Morgan, Margaret Aymer, Social Witness Ministry Team, Eric Wall, C.D. Weaver, Andrew Frasier, Matt Gaventa, Paul Hooker, Bill Greenway
  • Present Word:  Roscoe Overton
  • Nursery Childcare:  Damaris Rodriguez, Anna Bradley, Meghan Swartz, Amy Shoga, Loan Tran
  • ARK:  Eddy Hays, Katie Harris, Lynn Bucknall, Randal Whittington Robin Dennis
  • Elementary Sunday School:  Karen Miller, Sally Baskin
  • 4+Faith Explorers:  Kellie Martini, Sarah Garcia, Jennifer Bradford, Dave Jensen, Rosca Toulouse
  • Bridge to Worship:  Abby Lam, Stephanie Morris, Suzanne Freeman, Christa Jeffers, Allison Harris, Diane Eddison, Stephanie Houghton, Cindy Rigby, Dave and Molly Jensen
  • Youth Ministries:  Austin Weaver, Erica Nelson, Jasiel Hernandez, Amy Toulouse

Please Help Feed Our UPC Missionaries

The Service Committee is collecting donations of lunch items for the 34 youth and adults participating in the Youth Mission Trip to Fort Worth the week of July 9. Please sign up to donate items at the link below.  Please leave donations in John Leedy's office by July 2. The youth appreciate your support. 

Volunteer opportunities for “Food Donations for Youth Mission Trip of UPC” are now open. Please go to the volunteer sign up web site to let us know what you plan to donate:
To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.
Thank you for volunteering!

- Robin Dennis,
on behalf of the Service Committee

Manos De Cristo
Manos de Cristo is gearing up for its annual Back-to-School Program. Last year, BTS provided more than 2,000 pre-K through 5th graders with two sets of clothing, backpacks, supplies, and books.

To help serve more children this year, please donate through UPC! Just make the check out to UPC, and indicate "Manos de Cristo Back to School Drive" on the check or envelope, and place it in the offering by Sunday, July 9. Please also consider volunteering – you will be glad you did!

Donations needed by Sunday, July 9. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  to sort and distribute supplies July 24-28. Please contact Lily Lombardi at 512-477-7454 or llombardi@manosdecristo.org to volunteer.  

Want to learn more about how Manos de Cristo serves our community? Contact Sarah French to learn more or take a tour: sbradbur@alum.trinity.edu or 210-882-6400.

Children's Summer Fellowship Hour
This Sunday, we invite children of all ages to meet in the youth room from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for a time of playing games, service projects, and a Bible story of the week. Breakfast snacks will be provided. 

Adult Summer Sunday Fellowship Hour 
All adults are invited to gather in Fellowship Hall for coffee, treats, and conversation each Sunday this summer from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Present Word class continues to meet at 9:30 a.m. Room 3, lower level.
See you Sunday!

There are still spaces in the following Thursday coffees with Matt this summer:

July 13 – 10:00 a.m. 
August 24 – 10:00 a.m.  

Circle Meetings

The Martha Circle will meet on July 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Hill's Cafe,  4700
South Congress,  for our July social meeting.  Anyone is invited.   
Please join us.  For more information, please e-mail Karen Grice at  
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

A variety of needs:

  • 10 lb box of oatmeal
    (oatmeal for 2 weeks)
  • raisins (for oatmeal)
  • dried beans (pinto, kidney, navy)
  • white rice
  • large jars of jelly or preserves

Celebrations & Concerns
Prayers of thanksgiving for

Students, teachers, and staff at this week's Vacation Bible School

Please pray for
Fred Perella and his whole family. Fred was recently diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies. He is the father of Claire Baxter.

The family of Edith Ferguson, who died May 30.  A memorial service was held Saturday, June 24, 3:30 p.m. in the UPC sanctuary, followed by a reception.
Obituary may be found here. 

Courtney Long, niece of Karen and Max Werkenthin, daughter of Marie Long, who has been moved to Cornerstone rehabilitation facility. 
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.

Click here to download Celebrations and Concerns for June 25, 2017 or pick up a copy outside the church office or in the narthex.

To request prayers for yourself or a loved one, email  upc@upcaustin.org.
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