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.

May 20, 2022

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23–25 (NIV)

Greetings Friends…

I find these words from the Letter to the Hebrews to be a powerful reminder of the important roles that worship and fellowship play in our lives as disciples. The Lord has created us for community. In community I thrive and flourish. Alone and left to my own devices, I will always be like a plant denied adequate water and sunshine…stunted in my growth at best, atrophied and eventually dried up and dead at worst.

In view of the importance of gathering as the family of God, I remind you about a couple of events that I hope you have on your radar! First, the Mission Team has an outing to the Faith Night Pirates game planned for June 4th (game time is 4 p.m.). Ed Jackson will be in Fellowship Hall following worship this Sunday. If you have already reserved your tickets, you may pick them up then. If you have not gotten in on the fun, there are still a handful of tickets remaining! See Ed Jackson to reserve yours, or contact him at 315.868.1085.

Second, we have a full day planned for Sunday, June 5th. I hope you will plan to be at worship that morning as we welcome Pastor Doug Gebhard, our new Interim Pastor. Doug will be preaching that morning. We will also celebrate our graduates in worship. Our 3rd-5th graders will receive Bibles in worship as well. Following worship, we will have a reception for Doug and our graduates in Fellowship Hall. There will be cake and refreshments provided by the Presbyterian Women and the Fellowship Team.

Third, we will share in a local mission week with Mt. Pisgah, July 11th-15th. We will work with two different ministries in the East End of Pittsburgh. Watch for more details in the bulletin.

Fourth, VBS will be held July 18th-22nd. We are trying a different approach to VBS this year. It will take place late afternoon/evening so that we can better accommodate parents and UCA families. Check out the details in the bulletin or online. Obviously, we would love to have your children and grandchildren participate. But we would also like your involvement, whether it is serving in the kitchen, helping with set up and clean up, shepherding children over the course of the evening, or simply being around to greet families as they arrive, there is something for everyone.

I hope that you will find these times of fellowship and service with the Union Church family to be a source of encouragement and growth. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or prayer concerns. See you this Sunday in worship!

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 Volunteers

The Mission and Outreach Committee’s “Egg My House” fundraiser is in need of drivers/egg hiders. We have sold over 4000 eggs this year to help support the Youth Ministry’s mission trip to Kentucky. Drivers will receive a list of 4-5 houses and eggs for hiding. Eggs are to be hid Saturday evening before Easter morning. If you would be willing to help both the youth ministry and missions and outreach, please contact Kelley Heckathorne, 412.670.4248.

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
10:45am-12:15pm: Nursery care and coffee fellowship
11am-12pm: One Worship Service
11am-12pm: Children’s “Discipleship Connect Hour” in CE building