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COVID-19

UNION CHURCH’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (April 3, 2020)
Dear Union Church Family,
Happy Friday! I think it’s Friday anyhow?! Seriously, I hope and trust that this email finds you and your family safe and well.  These past couple of weeks of social distancing have been some of the strangest of my pastoral life. However, I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to connect with many of you. I miss you all very much. 
 
It bears reminding that the faith we share is a communal faith.  Like a “good” virus, it spreads from person to person.  Now, however, we need to protect ourselves and those who are most vulnerable from this dangerous and life-threatening virus.  This means that we must continue to hunker down, keep ourselves physically distant from one another and take the necessary precautions to prevent ourselves from getting this virus and/or spreading it to others. For this reason, we have decided to extend the closure of the church building and cease all programing until May 1st at least, possibly even longer.
 
So, how can we keep our faith strong during times like this?  Do not be afraid!  We must remember that throughout history, God never abandoned His people:
  • When the Jewish people were enslaved in Egypt – God rescued them.
  • When Israel was devastated by Babylon. When Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed and the people were exiled in a foreign country, God never abandoned them.  When external signs of God’s presence (like the temple) were gone and the people felt alone, God upheld them.
  • At the Cross, when all seemed lost, Jesus died … but three days later he rose from the dead!
  • When the disciples were ridiculed, tortured and put to death, a new church was being born on the faith of those early martyrs. 
  • Throughout our history, the Church has survived persecution, disease, and famine. 
God was with us then! God is with us now!  People of God, do not be afraid.  We are all in this together!   
 
During these days of uncertainty, Union Church will remain very much alive and we will do our best to minister to your needs.  Pastor Tom and myself, your elders and deacons are all here to help, serve and pray for you.  Please do no hesitate to let any of us know how we might be able to that better. 
 
Please use this time to draw closer to Jesus in prayer, study, reflection and meditation.  If you have little ones in your home, please pray with them and exercise even greater patience.  All this isolation and social distancing will eventually pass … and we can all become stronger and more faithful if we use this time to grow closer to the Lord. 
 
Finally, remember that we are never alone— 
Jesus, our older brother, stands with us. 
The Spirit of Jesus indwells within us. 
And God our Heavenly Father promises to never abandon nor forsake us.  
Do not be afraid!
 
Yours in Christ’s love and affection,
Pastor Billy 
 

UNION CHURCH’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)

In response to the news that the United States is in the midst of a national emergency, our Lead Pastor and the leadership of Union Presbyterian Church has decided to cancel all ministry programming until Monday, April 6th, including our corporate worship services on Sundays, March 22, 29 and April 5. The church building will be closed throughout this time. The date for our return is subject to change based on the recommendations of government and health officials. We will continue to communicate important updates in the days and weeks ahead via church website, email blasts and phone chain.  

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES AVAILABLE

In lieu of gathering for corporate worship the next three Sundays, we strongly encourage you to join your Union Church family for online worship services. Beginning this Sunday at 10:00am, our pastors and staff will lead worship using a Youtube video available through email and on our website. You are invited to participate in worship through prayer, song, reflection on God’s Word, weekly offering, and faithful response in the weeks ahead.

STAY UP TO DATE

Please continue to check your email and the church website for ministry updates and resources. Though we will not gather in person, we urge you all to remain connected throughout the next two weeks as you pray for and encourage one another. During the weeks when we will not gather in person for corporate worship, you may still participate in the weekly offering online using the “Give Now” button on our website. Until we meet again, may we use this time of national crisis to place our hope fully in Christ- faithfully serving him as we love and serve our family, friends, and neighbors.

April 3, 2020
 
Dear Union Church Family,

 

Happy Friday! I think it’s Friday anyhow?! Seriously, I hope and trust that this email finds you and your family safe and well.  These past couple of weeks of social distancing have been some of the strangest of my pastoral life. However, I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to connect with many of you. I miss you all very much. 

 

It bears reminding that the faith we share is a communal faith.  Like a “good” virus, it spreads from person to person.  Now, however, we need to protect ourselves and those who are most vulnerable from this dangerous and life-threatening virus.  This means that we must continue to hunker down, keep ourselves physically distant from one another and take the necessary precautions to prevent ourselves from getting this virus and/or spreading it to others. For this reason, we have decided to extend the closure of the church building and cease all programing until May 1st at least, possibly even longer.

 

So, how can we keep our faith strong during times like this?  Do not be afraid!  We must remember that throughout history, God never abandoned His people:
  • When the Jewish people were enslaved in Egypt – God rescued them.
  • When Israel was devastated by Babylon. When Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed and the people were exiled in a foreign country, God never abandoned them.  When external signs of God’s presence (like the temple) were gone and the people felt alone, God upheld them.
  • At the Cross, when all seemed lost, Jesus died … but three days later he rose from the dead!
  • When the disciples were ridiculed, tortured and put to death, a new church was being born on the faith of those early martyrs. 
  • Throughout our history, the Church has survived persecution, disease, and famine. 
God was with us then! God is with us now!  People of God, do not be afraid.  We are all in this together!   
 
During these days of uncertainty, Union Church will remain very much alive and we will do our best to minister to your needs.  Pastor Tom and myself, your elders and deacons are all here to help, serve and pray for you.  Please do no hesitate to let any of us know how we might be able to that better. 

 

Please use this time to draw closer to Jesus in prayer, study, reflection and meditation.  If you have little ones in your home, please pray with them and exercise even greater patience.  All this isolation and social distancing will eventually pass … and we can all become stronger and more faithful if we use this time to grow closer to the Lord. 
 
Finally, remember that we are never alone— 
Jesus, our older brother, stands with us. 
The Spirit of Jesus indwells within us. 
And God our Heavenly Father promises to never abandon nor forsake us.  
Do not be afraid!
 
Yours in Christ’s love and affection,
 
Pastor Billy 
April 3, 2020
 
Dear Union Church Family,

 

Happy Friday! I think it’s Friday anyhow?! Seriously, I hope and trust that this email finds you and your family safe and well.  These past couple of weeks of social distancing have been some of the strangest of my pastoral life. However, I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to connect with many of you. I miss you all very much. 

 

It bears reminding that the faith we share is a communal faith.  Like a “good” virus, it spreads from person to person.  Now, however, we need to protect ourselves and those who are most vulnerable from this dangerous and life-threatening virus.  This means that we must continue to hunker down, keep ourselves physically distant from one another and take the necessary precautions to prevent ourselves from getting this virus and/or spreading it to others. For this reason, we have decided to extend the closure of the church building and cease all programing until May 1st at least, possibly even longer.

 

So, how can we keep our faith strong during times like this?  Do not be afraid!  We must remember that throughout history, God never abandoned His people:
  • When the Jewish people were enslaved in Egypt – God rescued them.
  • When Israel was devastated by Babylon. When Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed and the people were exiled in a foreign country, God never abandoned them.  When external signs of God’s presence (like the temple) were gone and the people felt alone, God upheld them.
  • At the Cross, when all seemed lost, Jesus died … but three days later he rose from the dead!
  • When the disciples were ridiculed, tortured and put to death, a new church was being born on the faith of those early martyrs. 
  • Throughout our history, the Church has survived persecution, disease, and famine. 
God was with us then! God is with us now!  People of God, do not be afraid.  We are all in this together!   
 
During these days of uncertainty, Union Church will remain very much alive and we will do our best to minister to your needs.  Pastor Tom and myself, your elders and deacons are all here to help, serve and pray for you.  Please do no hesitate to let any of us know how we might be able to that better. 

 

Please use this time to draw closer to Jesus in prayer, study, reflection and meditation.  If you have little ones in your home, please pray with them and exercise even greater patience.  All this isolation and social distancing will eventually pass … and we can all become stronger and more faithful if we use this time to grow closer to the Lord. 
 
Finally, remember that we are never alone— 
Jesus, our older brother, stands with us. 
The Spirit of Jesus indwells within us. 
And God our Heavenly Father promises to never abandon nor forsake us.  
Do not be afraid!
 
Yours in Christ’s love and affection,
 
Pastor Billy 

UNION CHURCH’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)

In response to the news that the United States is in the midst of a national emergency, our Lead Pastor and the leadership of Union Presbyterian Church has decided to cancel all ministry programming until Monday, April 6th, including our corporate worship services on Sundays, March 22, 29 and April 5. The church building will be closed throughout this time. The date for our return is subject to change based on the recommendations of government and health officials. We will continue to communicate important updates in the days and weeks ahead via church website, email blasts and phone chain.  

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES AVAILABLE

In lieu of gathering for corporate worship the next three Sundays, we strongly encourage you to join your Union Church family for online worship services. Beginning this Sunday at 10:00am, our pastors and staff will lead worship using a Youtube video available through email and on our website. You are invited to participate in worship through prayer, song, reflection on God’s Word, weekly offering, and faithful response in the weeks ahead.

STAY UP TO DATE

Please continue to check your email and the church website for ministry updates and resources. Though we will not gather in person, we urge you all to remain connected throughout the next two weeks as you pray for and encourage one another. During the weeks when we will not gather in person for corporate worship, you may still participate in the weekly offering online using the “Give Now” button on our website. Until we meet again, may we use this time of national crisis to place our hope fully in Christ- faithfully serving him as we love and serve our family, friends, and neighbors.

Due to the National Emergency, Church Buildings are closed until further notice.

But we’re still having church online!

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