Uptown Updates:
October 10th
God is love. God loves all of his creation. God loves all the people he has created. Most of all God loves his people the church. When we perceive, understand, and receive his love it transforms everything about us. Sadly we often fail to apprehend the height, depth, and breadth of this love for us. This series will help us to grasp his infinite love for each of us.
Sunday, October 13th
Knowing God’s Love Through the Church
Acts 2:42-47
Decoration Help Needed!
It's time to assemble flowers and decorations for the Anniversary Banquet! No skills or experience necessary - we will be learning from the best (Aubrey at Willow Floral Boutique). Sign up here to help with flowers, decorations, centerpieces, and more!
25th Anniversary Banquet
"Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of men." (Psalm 66:5)

Anniversaries are a time for reflection and celebration, and we invite you to celebrate with us the work of the Lord for, in, and through Uptown Church over
the last 25 years.

Come and see what the Lord has done as we share and reflect on the stories of God's faithfulness.

Join us for dinner on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm at Byron's South End, 101 W Worthington Avenue. RSVP deadline has passed. However, we still have some space available and are opening this to High School students now also. We'll add till seating is full. Contact Cheryl Anne Butts with questions.
Expecting? Upcoming Surgery? Need a Meal?
If you are expecting or you have an upcoming surgery scheduled, our Meals Ministry would love to hear from you so that we can set up a meal plan to serve you and your family. Just email meals@uptownchurch.org and let us know any details you think are important and we will follow up to get more specifics. Also, if you have an unanticipated need pop-up like a death in the family or hospitalization please let us know so we can think through how to best serve you.
Women's Ministry News: New Women's Ministry Intern
Please join us in welcoming Lindsey Harding to the staff of Uptown as the new Women's Ministry Intern. Lindsey is from St. Petersburg, FL and graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She spent the past two years serving as an intern with RUF at Auburn University. Lindsey moved to Charlotte in August and is pursuing a MDiv degree at RTS Charlotte. She loves spending time with friends and family, baking, and being outside. She is excited to be a part of and serve the Uptown staff and community!
Jesse Tree Party - Nov. 7
All ladies are invited to join Uptown Women's Ministry on Nov. 7th from 7:00-8:30pm as we enjoy a Jesse Tree Party! The Jesse Tree is a wonderful way to celebrate the incarnation of Christ and the whole story of the Bible with your family each Christmas! The party will be at Janet Lowder's house (address is 2210 Thornridge Road). Find more info about the party and register online. This event is limited to 25 women due to the need for every woman to make 25 of one ornament. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. We can't wait to enjoy this special time together as we prepare for the Christmas season! Email Ginni Larkins with questions.
Volunteer Opportunities
Children's Ministry
Missions Committee
Bagel Team
Welcome Team
Adult Ed Classes September/October
The Parables of Jesus 

Teachers: Will Ross, Chad Kraska, Drew Harris, Tim Shorey 
Where: 3rd floor boardroom 

Scripture always links story-telling directly to God's purposes in redemption. Far from being mere uplifting stories for children -- as many tend to assume -- the parables of Jesus drive a wedge between the foolish and the wise. Who is there who has eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to understand? Join us as we study the text of scripture to perceive the Kingdom of God as it is simply yet mysteriously revealed in the parables.
Christians in the Workplace

Teachers: Tom Ellis, Grae Garrison, Derek Rogers, Jason Bernd
Where: Resource Center 

Ever wonder what a business would like if it were run from the executive committee to front lines based on the gospel? Is business intrinsically good, or at best morally neutral? Do we just endure it so we can get to other, more 'worthwhile' ministries? Please join us as we answer these questions by challenging believers to think about their business through the lens of the gospel, and in the process transform their employees, customers, and investors for the increase of the glory of God.
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