The Session has been in communication with Central Carolina Presbytery in regard to several issues pertaining to the events of the last year. Some of those issues originated with Presbytery, who wanted to hear from the Session of Uptown about our thought process and actions. We answered, and are awaiting their conclusions. Other Presbytery concerns arose from a complaint from members of Uptown against the Session regarding the congregational meeting of June 28, a complaint that will now be processed by Presbytery. Deacons and Elders discussed these matters at their most recent joint meeting and are understanding each other a bit better. Please reach out to any of the elders if you wish to discuss further or would like more information.
The Session wishes to inform the congregation that we accept the resignation of Ed Barnes from the Diaconate.
New elders that were voted on in the last congregational meeting will be ordained during the 9am service on October 4.
Exciting News from Uptown Kids
We are excited to share that Uptown Kids is now our comprehensive ministry for children and their families from birth to 5th grade! Here's the team and their new roles:
Bailey Greaves, Director
Ashley Mink, Assistant Director
Holly Van Roekel, Education Coordinator
Rebekah Vaughn, Intern
We are thrilled to begin offering a limited capacity nursery for children age 6 weeks through 2 years old starting October 4th during the 9am service! Read on for details, volunteer scheduling info, and guidelines developed for COVID.
Prior registration for members is required through worship registration each week; visitors will be accommodated based on availability.
Availability is based on volunteers! If you can serve Uptown families with young children in this way email Ashley.
The cafe will continue to be available during both services for young children who might need a break from the sanctuary.
Signup sheet sent via email one month at a time.
Click "view," choose a date, click "sign up" and then "accept."
If you don't get an email to sign up and would like to be added to the list email Ashley.
Registration & liability form (available when you register) required.
Covid-19 screening for volunteers and families at check-in.
Temperature checks for children and volunteers prior to drop-off.
Designated entrance / exit for one-way foot traffic.
Volunteers will wear masks at all times.
Email Bailey with questions! Tremendous thought, research, and prayer has gone into our gradual reopening plan and we look so forward to starting it by welcoming back our littlest ones!
Membership Info Meeting: October 4
We are hosting a boxed lunch after the 10:30 service on Sunday, October 4th for those interested in learning more about who we are as a church, what we believe, and what it means to be a member at Uptown. If you would like to join us, or if you are interested but can't make this date work, email the church office.
The Gathering is Uptown's ministry to young adults and is hosting a backyard social TONIGHT:
Our 2020 Life Groups are underway but there's still time to join! Click Here for a map to see where these groups meet around the city plus their meeting schedule and leader details. Reach out to Dave Kulp with questions!
Children of all ages are welcome; children 5 and older are asked to wear a maskaccording to current state guidelines.
Doors open for seating 15 minutes prior to each service.
There is no nursery or childcare available, however the cafe is open for families with young children with livestream of the service for those who may need a break from the sanctuary.
We will not clean between services but there are cleaning supplies available in the bathrooms and cafe for individuals to clean their own spaces. The entire building is cleaned prior to the 9am service.
Pews will be marked / roped off in order to maintain social distancing. Please keep 1 row and 3 seats between family units.
The Worship Guide will continue to be online and available by QR code posted throughout the sanctuary.
We encourage you to consider CDC guidelines regarding high-risk populations as you make decisions to attend in person each week.