Uptown Updates: May 9th
Christ is our complete Savior. The world longs for a savior who can help them with their sin, help them approach God, help secure their future. As our complete Savior Christ is the perfect sacrifice who removes all our guilt and restores us forever to God. Christ is our perfect High Priest who allows us to enter the presence of the living God with confidence. Christ is the perfect assurance that our future will be spent in heaven with him. The Book of Hebrews extols the completeness of Christ as our Savior, which becomes a certain hope for all of God’s people. 
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Trusting His Promise
Hebrews 6:13-20
Dave Kulp will be on Sabbatical this Summer - starting May 8th
The session of Uptown Church is grateful to announce that Associate Pastor Dave Kulp will receive a regularly scheduled two-month sabbatical this summer, starting on May 8th and returning in July. This time is for rest, reflection and study. He’ll be working on the final project of his D. Min, which is on premarital counseling. In this time away from everyday ministry both his email and his phone will be shut down. It is a joy that along with you, the church, we are able to offer this generous blessing. We encourage you to join us in praying for God to use this time to bless the Kulp family. Should you need anything while he is away, please contact a member of the pastoral staff, your shepherding elder or the church office.
Backyard Vacation Bible School - Registration is now OPEN!!
We hope you can join us for Backyard Vacation Bible School this summer! Invite your neighbors to participate in the fun while we explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

We will have locations throughout Charlotte so check out the Uptown website for more details. Registration opened May 1st, so register NOW to hold your spot!

Backyard Vacation Bible School
July 23-25
Age: 4 years – 4th grade

We also need lots of volunteers to make this event run smoothly! Volunteer jobs include crew leaders, station leaders, and helping with prep work. You can sign up to volunteer through the Uptown website as well. Please contact Rebekah Vaughn with any questions at cmintern@uptownchurch.org.
Charlotte Dream Center Mercy Event - May 18th
Uptown's Young Adult Ministry (The Gathering) will be partnering with the Charlotte Dream Center to serve in the Reid Park Neighborhood on Saturday, May 18th. We will be assisting with their "Kids Games" event, which includes kickball, cookie decorating, crafts, and a brief Bible lesson. The event will go from 12:00 - 1:00pm and be held at 2945 Ross Ave. Please contact Danielle Kees with any questions or to let her know if you are planning to join!
Youth Greece Mission Trip
The youth ministry has a fundraising goal of reaching 70% by May 15th. We are almost there but need your help. Support the Youth Mission Trips to Greece by giving online. Click here to see details.
Current Adult Ed Classes May/June
All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter: A Study in Ecclesiastes
Teachers: Tom Queen, Ryan Bowen
Where: 3rd Floor Boardroom

For many, the book of Ecclesiastes is an enigma. What are we supposed to make of all this “vanity of vanities” and “there is nothing new under the sun” stuff? Is this book’s message really as discouraging as so many believe it to be? In this 9-week course, we will explore the key themes of the book of Ecclesiastes, and together see that underneath all the futility of the Preacher’s quest for meaning, he found an answer that is, in the words of Martin Luther: “a mind full of cheerfulness and contentment with the will and dealings of God.”
Missional Living: Life Truly to the Full
Teachers: Mark Skylling, Chris Van Roekel, Forde Britt, Adam Dyer 
Where: Resource Center

The Great Commission calls us to go and make disciples, and Jesus also says that he came that we might have life abundantly. How do we actually go about accomplishing these aspirational elements of our life as Christians? Come and explore with us what it means to live a missional life, in all the fullness of life that God intends. 
Current Volunteer Openings
Backyard VBS

We will need many hands to help out with our 5 locations this summer. Volunteer jobs include:
  • crew leaders
  • station leaders
  • advanced preparation help
Children's Ministry

It is so important to teach our children the bible and catechisms as they are an essential way children grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. We pray our children would have unshakable faith as they grow into teens and adults. We need your help in training and teaching them. 
Open Positions for NEXT YEAR:
Sunday School:
  • 6 Teachers
  • 9 Assistants

Children's Church:
  • 1 Teacher
  • 4 Assistants
Online Giving at Uptown Church
We are now receiving online donations at Uptown Church. Please see the link below for all you need to know.