October 17th, 2021

9 a.m. Contemporary Service

Flower Dedication

Today the beautiful flowers from the Deacon's Easter Sale are on Display.

Flower Dedication

The sanctuary flowers are given today in memory of Jean Jackson from Cheryl and Terry Jackson.

October 21, 2021

Hello Union Church Family,

I have been preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. I find myself this week at one of those passages that serves as a summary statement. A statement by which Jesus says in no uncertain terms, “Here’s the point!” Listen to Jesus’ words: “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on…” We can’t add a second to our lifespan through nervous activity! Then this, “…your Heavenly Father knows that you need them all (food, drink and clothing). But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:25-33).

We hear both warning and promise in these verses. Warning about the futility of any and every frenetic, anxious attempt on our part to secure our future. Such anxious living ultimately betrays an idolatrous attitude – split loyalties where God is second-rate. But we hear a promise as well. A promise from a good, good Father, whose generosity and determination to care for and preserve his children is unmatched.

Come to worship this Sunday and encounter this generous love on display. Worship helps us to clarify our loyalties, our hopes, and calm our anxieties that arise from the day-to-day grind. Come and receive from the good and faithful Father who delights in meeting his children’s every need!

Speaking of worship, we have been anticipating the need to be out of the sanctuary for the next two weeks. However, something got into the water at the church and the painting crew has been working in overdrive! Their progress has been much faster than anticipated. Consequently, we will be able to worship in the sanctuary this Sunday. We will not have access to the overflow, so seating will be somewhat limited. However, the main sanctuary is finished and will be ready for us to use. You may still want to worship online if you are concerned about worshipping in close quarters with others – there won’t be as much space to spread out. In that case, the Live Stream will be on YouTube as usual. Either way, please remember that there will be only one service at 11 a.m.

I also want to alert you to a change in plans for the Harvest Celebration tomorrow, October 22nd. Due to a couple of cases of COVID in the Union Christian Academy, which have resulted in UCA closing for a week, the Harvest Celebration will be a drive through event from 5:30-7 p.m. You will find details for the event online at the Union website and Facebook page.

Lastly, families of children who attend the Children’s Discipleship Connect Hour should be aware that we will have in-person classes for children during the 11 a.m. worship. Parents should register children with KidCheck and take their children directly to their respective classroom (k-5 will all meet in the Discipleship Room). Families that choose to worship via the Live Stream may access this week’s lesson through the Parent Cue app on a smart phone or tablet. We encourage you to find time Sunday morning to engage in the lesson for the week.

Remember, long before Bobby McFerrin was singing, “don’t worry, be happy” Jesus was reassuring his disciples with the promise of our heavenly Father’s care! See you Sunday!

Peace,

Tom

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Lenten Devotional Sign Up

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Lenten Devotional. If interested, visit the MyChurch App to select a day to volunteer to create a short reflection or devotion that will be shared with the entire Union Church family, via the website. Completed devotionals should be returned to Kellyn von Arx (uym@unionpresbychurch.org)

Egg My House

Order candy-filled eggs in time to be delivered to your yard on Saturday, April 3rd for an Egg Hunt Sunday morning! All proceeds benefit Union Church Mission Team for upcoming mission trips. 50 eggs for $25 or 100 eggs for $45! Sign up by March 26th! Payments can be mailed to the church (Make checks payable to: Union Church and note “Egg My House”)

Palm Sunday Outdoor Service and Egg Hunt

We're excited to celebrate the start of Easter week together as a church family. In addition to our normal 11:00 service, we invite you to join us at Settler's Cabin Park Seneca Shelter on March 28th for an outdoor service, food truck and activities for the whole family. Worship will begin at 12:30 p.m. with activities to follow. The egg hunt will be by age beginning at 1:30 p.m. Please register each family for planning purposes and don't forget your lawn chairs and running shoes! See you at the park!

Women's Bible Study

Tuesday, March 30th, Women's Bible Study at 12:30 in Fellowship Hall. Paul's 3rd missionary journey is coming to an end. We will witness his parting words to the many new Christians who loved Christ and learned of Him through Paul and the working of the Holy Spirit. ALL WOMEN INVITED! Hope to see you there! Please wear your mask and we will be social-distanced.

Meatballs and Missions

Please join us on the 23rd. The missions team is hosting a Chance Auction to benefit the Missions Fund. The baskets this year are truly incredible - we have Italian, Starbucks, Gluten Free, Spa, Turtle picnic, Wine, Hotel, and amazing restaurants. There will also be a few silent auction items including Steelers Tickets, Pirates Tickets, handmade Afghans and Quilts, in addition to Heather's Famous Babysitting. The Rolling Meatballs Food Truck will be attending for an enjoyable afternoon.

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!

Union and 412 Rescue

Currently a 412 volunteer delivers produce every Sunday between 10-12 that needs to be unpacked and separated into bags to be used before it spoils. We have offered this additional service to our present Food Pantry clients as a supplement to our monthly boxes. What food we have left we encourage our members to take to share with family, friends and neighbors who are food insecure. Anyone wishing to help with delivery and bagging is welcome to help. Please contact one of your deacons to volunteer!

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

Ph: 4127871818
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Services
8:45am-12:15pm: Nursery care and coffee fellowship
9-10am: Contemporary Worship
9:30-10:45am: Children’s “Discipleship Connect Hour” in CE building
10-10:45am: Adult “Discipleship Connect Hour” in CE Lounge
11am-12pm: Traditional Worship