January 31st Order of Worship

11 a.m. Contemporary Service

Flower Dedication

The sanctuary flowers are given today in loving memory of our parents, Jim and Sinikka Zurna and Bill and Alice Davis from Scott and Sinikka Davis.

January 28th

Happy Friday Union Church!

I hope and trust that your week has been healthy and blessed. What is more, I hope and trust that you have had at least one, loving, meaningful, life-giving connection with someone this week. It is no joke that we are living in the midst of a pandemic— a pandemic of loneliness!

A Harvard study of 7,000 people found that the most isolated people were 3 times more likely to die than those with strong relationships. Reporting on the study, Pastor John Ortberg writes that “people who had bad health habits (such as smoking, poor eating habits, or alcohol use) but strong social ties lived significantly longer than people who had great health habits but were isolated. In other words, it is better to eat Twinkies with good friends than to eat broccoli alone.” What is true physically is also true spiritually: if we want to maintain a healthy, lifelong walk with Christ, we need each other. That’s why God gave us each other. That’s why God gave us the church.

We continue on with our sermon series in Ephesians this Sunday talking about how the gospel both empowers and inspires us to love one another. The text is one of my all-time favorites, Ephesians 3:14-21. The title is “Big Love!”

See ya in church!

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Lenten Growth Group

Our Growth Group offering for the season of Lent and Easter will feature a video-based, 7-week study with acclaimed Bible teacher, Nancy Guthrie. We will read and study The Lamb of God: Seeing Jesus in Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy by Nancy Guthrie. Each week’s gathering will include a video of Nancy’s teaching on the topic, discussion of the topic and Nancy’s presentation, as well as time for fellowship, conversation, and prayer. We will offer two different times that you may register for participation: Sundays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Union Church, or Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah. The Sunday evening Growth Group will also include nursery care. Participants may join the study in-person in the sanctuary (safely distanced and masked), or via Zoom. We are asking those who are interested to register in advance so that we may adequately prepare the space, nursery coverage if needed, and order sufficient materials. The cost of the book is $10.00 (cash or checks payable to “Union Church” due at the start of the Growth Group). The deadline to sign-up is February 7th.

We hope that you will join us for this opportunity to enrich your faith, connect with others, and maybe meet someone new!


Wednesdays: February 10, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Sundays: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Lenten Devotional Sign Up

It may be hard to believe, but Ash Wednesday is one month away. Many of us may still have Christmas decorations up, and yet we are already beginning to turn our attentions to Lent.

This year, we are asking for volunteers to help with our reflection and worship during such an important time in the church. On the link below, you will find a list of all of the daily Scripture readings from the Lenten lectionary. And here is where we need your help, family.

We are asking you to consider joining your brothers and sisters in reverence of this holy season. Simply select a day (or more) to volunteer to create a short reflection or devotion that will be shared with the entire Union Church family, via the website. These reflections can be created by an individual, as a couple, as a family, or as a household (or any combination).

Reflections need not be long or too involved. A short paragraph will do just fine. These should be 10 minute devotions that can easily fit into any busy schedule, and join Union Church together worship from anywhere. If you do not feel you can express yourself through your own words, think about how the daily reading resonates within you. You may be led to share a poem, a passage from a book, or even a song that shares a theme with that particular piece of Scripture.

We have all been blessed with unique abilities with which to worship the Lord. This Lenten season, we are hoping that you will share yours with your Union Church family.

Click the sign up link to select a date and complete your reflection of the scripture that corresponds. Completed Devotionals should be returned to Kellyn von Arx (uym@unionpresbychurch.org) by Friday, February 12, 2021.

Food Pantry Donations Needed

The Deacons are accepting non-perishable grocery items for the monthly food pantry. We need spaghetti sauces, cake mixes, icing, canned fruit and vegetables as well as chili ingredients. We do accept all food donations. Additionally, paper products, cleaning supplies, health and beauty items will be accepted. Please put all donations in the donation boxes in Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your support!

2021 Offering Envelopes

The 2021 Offering Envelopes are available for pickup in the sanctuary.

Open Flower Calendar Dates

If you would like to purchase flowers to honor or remember a loved one, call the office. $30 check payable to Union Church Deacons [placed in the offering any Sunday]. Flowers can be picked-up in the kitchen after service or donated for delivery to a Union Church member. Remaining available dates for 2021 are February 21st, October 24th, 31st, and December 5th.

Union Church of Robinson Twp.
6165 Steubenville Pike
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Ph: 4127871818
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Sunday Morning Combined Worship is at 11 a.m.