SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

– 11:00 AM –

CHURCH SCHOOL

– 9:45 AM –

Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.
A nursery is provided for newborns through kindergarten at all services.

OUR MISSION

In response to God’s grace, University Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge seeks creatively—through nurture, education, worship and community outreach—to sustain an inclusive, compassionate family of faith; it seeks to promote spiritual growth by awakening souls to God’s infinite mercy embodied in the reconciling love of Christ.

-Approved by Session December 1995

WHAT WE BELIEVE

While there is a certain amount of diversity of belief at UPC, we are happily part of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Reformed tradition we hold dear emphasizes:

  • Scripture, particularly as it gives witness to the good news of Jesus Christ (We interpret the bible using the gifts of biblical scholarship, experience, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit rather than claiming to do so “literally”
  • God’s grace (although we are all created in God’s image and deeply loved, none are perfect and all are in need of God’s grace)
  • Lives of faith, in response to God’s grace, come from gratitude not guilt.
  • All people are created in God’s image and are worthy of full acceptance and full participation in the church, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, gender identity, nationality, ability, or any other divisive categories.
  • God’s sovereignty over all of life and our responsibility as people of faith to share God’s desire for justice, peace, and love in all that we do.Shared, representative leadership in the church.
  • Hope for our lives and for the world through the grace and power of God.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wee Retreat
Saturday, December 14
11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join leaders Patti Snyder, Ava Haymon, and Ann Vidrine from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a break in this busy season to engage in refreshment for our souls. Each week will include a time of quiet guided meditation, an opportunity to engage in an advent themed activity, and conversation over a simple lunch. Come each week or to whichever Saturdays work for you. If you have a chance, let Caralyn (cdurham@upcbr.org) know if you plan on attending, sign up for future weeks in the Welcome Center, or just show up, bring a friend if you wish!

Parents Night Out
Saturday, December 14
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Children 5th grade and under will be entertained and well cared for while parents enjoy some quiet time or Christmas shopping. If you are interested in entrusting your kids to us OR being a part of the childcare team, please contact Mary Mikell at marymikell@cox.net.

Wee Retreat
Saturday, December 21
11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join leaders Patti Snyder, Ava Haymon, and Ann Vidrine from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a break in this busy season to engage in refreshment for our souls. Each week will include a time of quiet guided meditation, an opportunity to engage in an advent themed activity, and conversation over a simple lunch. Come each week or to whichever Saturdays work for you. If you have a chance, let Caralyn (cdurham@upcbr.org) know if you plan on attending, sign up for future weeks in the Welcome Center, or just show up, bring a friend if you wish!

Advent Extravaganza!
Sunday, December 22
Starting right after the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

The UPC Fashion Police (AKA the Fellowship Committee) will be organizing a soup potluck and cookie swap on December 22, right after the 11:00 service. After that, those who feel so inclined will spread holiday cheer by caroling some of our less mobile friends.
The congregation is invited to bring a favorite soup as well as cookies for a cookie swap. You also are welcome to compete for several tacky Christmas sweaters/sweatshirt awards – including those for kids. All are welcome!

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