Gather by Neighborhood, October 27
On October 27 we'll have the opportunity to begin something truly exciting in the life of our church. We'll take the first steps toward gathering in circles of friends who are all called to the same neighborhood.
The GATHER BY NEIGHBORHOOD event will be a special all-church Sunday service followed by breakout groups based around neighborhoods. The service will focus on moving from “me” to “we” as we join Jesus in our primary (physical and virtual) neighborhoods. Breakout groups will gather throughout the building and serve as a space for relationship-building in neighborhood groups and provide an opportunity to better understand Formissional Community. We will share where we see Jesus in our neighborhoods, how God is leading us to love our neighborhood, and pray for our neighborhoods together as we develop next step plans.
WHY? Because following Jesus is best done in supportive Christian community. Thankfully, we're not called on this mission to our neighbors alone. Just as Jesus sent his disciples into the world in pairs, so to are we sent not as individuals, but as circles of friends. Find out more on our Next Door page and be sure to check out the FAQ.Next Door PageNext Door ResourcesNext Door FAQ
Gather by Neighborhood
Sunday, October 27, 9:30am—11:45am
9am Arrive early! With all of UPC attending one combined service parking will be tight. Consider parking at UW in the central garage (under red square). Parking at UPC
9:20am Kids check-in (Please let us know if you need childcare for this event so we can have enough volunteers) *Elementary kids (1st-5th) will attend the worship service with their families before their programming begins. More info for families at upc.org/kidsRSVP Kids
9:30am Worship Service (45 min)
(10:10am Kids (1st-5th) invited to meet their leaders in the lobby for their program.)
10:30am Gather by Neighborhood breakout sessions (45 min)
11:30am Regather and Commissioning (15 min)
11:45am Kids picked-up
Gather to Pray: For Gather by Neighborhood
Wednesday, October 23, 7–8:20pm, UPC Sanctuary
Join the UPC community as we spiritually prepare and pray for the October 27 all church worship gathering, Gather by Neighborhood.
Kindred Prayer Gathering
Tuesday, October 29, UPC
Join us as we worship, go deeper in prayer and fellowship as the multi-ethnic family of God. upc.org/kindred
The Balkan Task Force
Wednesday, October 16, 7–9pm, Rainier House
Join us in learning and praying about the Lord's work in the former Yugoslavia. For more information, call Linda Quist 425.353.3615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love our City – A Day of Service
Saturday, November 2
Join us in service projects that will allow us to engage the needs in our neighborhood and help us learn about the heart that Jesus has for our neighbors! Love our city with more than words, love our city with our works. There are opportunities throughout the day at UPC and around Seattle. Contact: Rita Buyco
This event is made possible by generous support from the Deacon Finance Committee.
New Members Class
Sunday, November 3, 12–2pm, Calvin
The church is a place to belong, grow and serve to the glory of God. Join us for our membership class, open to newcomers and those already active at UPC. Discover what it means to be a member. It's a great place to get to know members and leaders of the congregation. We cover the basics like the history and vision of UPC, our core values and beliefs and what it means to be Presbyterian. This one-time class is the first step to becoming a member of UPC. Childcare is not provided during the class, but you are welcome to bring your children with you.
Join us for fun, laughter, and connection! Make brown bag lunches for Street Youth Ministries and our homeless neighbors. Made possible by the generous support of the Deacon & Disaster Relief Fund. Learn more.
Fall Prayer Retreat
Saturday, November 9, 9am-1pm, Calvin
Abide in Me. Strengthening our prayer ministry through strengthening our connection to the vine.
Led by Rev. James Kearney from Dunamis Ministry.
Intergenerational Trip to Tijuana
During this week at Casa Hogar de los Ninos we will learn about and work with the people of Tijuana, enriching our relationships among the UPC team and growing our faith. Application soft deadline is October 6.
Classes: Find more at upc.org/classes
The Art of Neighboring
September 15 – October 20, 11:30–12:30pm, Calvin
Registration is closed, but watch for this class to be offered in the future. If you desire to be equipped to build genuine relationships in the neighborhood where you live, this class is for you. Please join us for a fascinating book study on “The Art of Neighboring.” This six-week class will provide you a plethora of useful tools to help you engage your neighborhood in a meaningful and tangible way. Taught by Aaron Williams, Pastor of Discipleship. Class is free, but registration is required so we know how many books to buy. Questions? Contact email@example.com
Nehemiah: The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength
Sundays, October 13, 20 & November 3, 10am, Calvin
Miriam Adeney, professor at Seattle Pacific University
How should we work? Or pray? Or worship? Or form community? Nehemiah—almost the last biblical book written before Jesus arrived—gives us models. And shows us what we can learn from the Old Testament, which was the Bible Jesus used.
Sundays, November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8, 15,10am, Calvin
Pete Andersen will teach Galatians
More events and ways to connect
UPC Family Wednesday Nights
Find more ways to connect for kids, youth, and families at upc.org/families
Sunday Night Fellowship (& more)
Are you a 20 or 30-something looking for community? Plug in with our Young Adult community. Stay up-to-date on all the exciting events happening soon.
Ministry with Internationals
Check our page for all the exciting opportunities coming up this summer!
Second Wind 50+
Lots of hiking, biking, and service opportunities for active 50+ adults. More info on our page.
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