As of today, there are too many potential scenarios to make decisions about the exact activities at the church this Sunday. Hurricane Florence may turn out to be anything from the storm of our lifetime to only a very significant rain event.

No matter what, whether ourselves or some of our friends to the east and south (and maybe west), somewhere there will be people in need, so we stand ready to assist as the events unfold.

As to Sunday September 16 schedule here at UPUCC-

If there is no electricity in the building, we will not hold worship. The forum has already been canceled. (You can call the church office 919-844-6661 to check for electricity. If it answers, we have electricity! We will also post updates on the church homepage. Of course, posting an update is dependent on having Internet available!)

If there is electricity and you can make it to worship, feel free to join for whatever emerges. This will be a ‘wait and see’ worship…. No one should come out of obligation (not the choir, not Sheila, or David or any teachers for the children. If we have worship, we will ‘make do’ with those who show up!) 

Newcomers & Inquirers Session: Held most first Sundays of each month. Membership & Publicity Committee hosts these gatherings in the church library after worship. There is a short presentation of the history of the UCC as well as information about Umstead Park United Church of Christ. (Next session is October 7.)

Umstead Park UCC LGBTQ Informational Workshop Day

Umstead Park United Church of Christ, an open and affirming congregation, is hosting it's second annual LGBTQ Workshop Day on November 10, 2018.  You will choose 4 sessions to attend from a variety of topics which include:  Legal Issues, Family Planning, LGBTQ Worker's Rights, Financial Planning, Aging in the LGBTQ Community, Gender Affirming Surgery, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Equality NC, Queer Theology, Aids Alliance of NC, Gender 101, Personal Journeys and more!  We will have sessions just for Youth as well! (ages 13+) Child care is free (ages 5 and under) and a free lunch is provided through the generosity of Haas Tharrington, P.A. and Carolina Conceptions! Please email Gina Kentopp at if you need childcare.  Include the number and ages of the children.   

Creativity Group: The morning craft group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. The evening Creativity Group is held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Come with your own individual creative projects, come to socialize, or come to try your hand at making a card.