Saturday, December 7  from 8 a.m.-noon

Church Yard Sale to be held indoors and out, rain or shine. 

Sunday, December 8

9:30 a.m.  Committee Meeting Time. Childcare provided in the nursery. 
10:30 a.m. Worship: Second Sunday of Advent. “Peace to All,” Doug Long preaching.
Following worship: 
  • Forum: Sermon Talk-Back with Doug Long in the library.
  • Rehearsal for Christmas Pageant in the worship space.
5:30 p.m.   Departure for Caroling at Healing Transitions.

Monday Evenings

Progressive Bible Study-Reading Between the Lines: Exploring Our Story Through Biblical Stories: 7:00–8:30 p.m. Facilitated by Anthony Neff:, meeting in the church library. In addition to the text, relevant poetry, prose and quotes outside the Bible will be discussed, helping us further explore the story and its themes. The goal is to have meaningful, open discussions where rather than attempting to figure out what the story REALLY MEANS - sharing to understand how the story is still happening around and within us. There are no right or wrong answers - just a shared journey. (This study continues through December 16 and resumes January 6.)

2nd and 4th Thursday Evenings

7:30 p.m. Brew Theology: promotes healthy, meaningful, and eclectic conversations bring all kinds of people to the table to talk about the things in life that really matter, find common good, and make a tangible difference in our community. Second and fourth Thursday nights at Lonerider Brewing (8816 Gulf Court, just off Westgate Drive). Facilitator Brian Spears Due to Thanksgiving holiday, next meeting will be December 12.

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 will be December 1.


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