June 13, 2021

11 a.m. One-Worship Traditional Service

Flower Dedication

The sanctuary flowers are given today in loving memory of Leonard and Martha Glass from Blair and Mary Kay Glass.

June 11, 2021

Dear Union Church,


With all that’s happened (both good and bad) over the past year and a half I am, perhaps more than ever, looking forward to summer. Long warm days, a green horizon, blue skies, multicolored flowers, early morning runs (or walks), backyard evenings, picnics with Karen and the girls in the sun. I love it all. Summer is the time for slowing down, taking trips, seeing family and all the rest. With the pandemic winding down here in the States, I hope and trust that you will be able to take advantage of all the above.


In fact, as I’ve told you before, I have a theology of summer. Actually, it’s more of a theology of winter with a spring/ summer application. I am quite certain that the Garden of Eden did not, could not, experience winter. Can you even imagine a frozen Paradise? And poor Adam and Eve naked and freezing under a bare tree? I don’t think so! I am fairly certain that Paradise by definition is perpetual spring/ summer (without allergies and biting insects!).


Winter with its barrenness, freezing cold and long, dark nights must be part of the curse on the world Christians call the Fall. And it won’t last forever! Salvation in the Bible includes nature. St. Paul eloquently argues that the whole creation “groans” under the burden of the Fall waiting for its final redemption (Romans 8:21-23). We wait too. Each winter our longing finally turns to spring and the blessings of summer. One day, we will forever be free of winter’s bondage, free children of God, enjoying what Paul calls “the freedom of glory.” Ah! Eternal spring! Eternal summer!


So, I pray you will enjoy your summer. Be renewed and recharged. Deepen your relationship with God and each other. Sit still often and listen to God, to your loved ones, and to yourself. Take long walks, have long conversations. And enjoy summer church. Be relaxed, sing loud, pray hard, give generously, listen well, be friendly, make a new friend, and above all things glorify Him throughout.


SDG!
Billy

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VBS Team Meeting

Very important training for all VBS team members to prepare us all for this year's upcoming VBS. June 13th at 12:30p-1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall Lunch will be provided.

Plastic Jar Collection

If you have any empty 30-33.5 oz plastic jars with lids at home, please bring them in and drop them off in the tall pink VBS 2021 box in the sanctuary. The VBS team will be using these jars to make a fun craft with the children. Thank you for your help!

VBS Registration is Open!

Registration is open! VBS will be taking place this year from June 28th - July 2nd at Burkett Park. The session will be taking place from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.. We are taking registrations for both participants and volunteers. If you feel so called, we are in need of adults/teens to help lead during VBS. To sign up, click the "More Details" link below.

Wake Up and Support the UYM Mission Trip to Alaska!:

To raise funds for our mission trip to Anchorage, Alaska, July 10 - 16 we are selling coffee (and snacks) from Driven Coffee. Please use our fundraising link below to place an order. The fundraiser will be open until July 3rd.

New Church Directory

Unfortunately, due to Covid, the Church Directory portion of Lifetouch has been discontinued and our current Church Directory app will no longer be active at the end of June. As a result, Union has transitioned over to the Instant Church Directory platform. Visit members.instantchurchdirectory.com to create a login to access both the app and website version of the church directory.

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

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