Join us for worship at 11am on Sundays, in-person or on Facebook Live!
May 17, 2021 COVID-19 Update:
Join us in worship in-person on Sundays at 11am in the sanctuary. Please be sure to review the below health and safety reminders before you attend. If you are more comfortable at home, join us in worship remotely:
On May 17, 2021 the session reviewed and considered the new CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals:
Effective immediately, we will transition to a Phase IV reopening. Masks and distancing will no longer be required for those who are fully vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, we urge you to continue masking and distancing until you are fully vaccinated.
- Moving to Phase IV Re-opening with modifications:
- A few rows will be designated in the back of the sanctuary with social distancing and masking encouraged.
- Congregational singing will resume.
- Hymnals and pencils will return to pews
- Activities for those under 12 will remain the same. Policies regarding under 12 will be updated upon vaccine availability
- Special offerings will be done in the sanctuary, excluding social distancing section in the
back. General tithes and offering will continue to be given online or at the drop-boxes.
- Vaccinated individuals may resume choir participation without masking.
- CDC guidelines for vaccinated/unvaccinated will be posted.
- Paper Bulletins will be available as well as a weekly digital copy of the bulletin. https://upctx.org/worship-resources/
A Note from your Pastor:
This is a moment of joy for many as we return to some familiarity in worship and fellowship. It is for me too! However, I strongly urge you to be people of integrity and compassion. Please remember that not everyone is fully vaccinated. Even some who are vaccinated continue to be at higher-risk. We are also called by Jesus to love and care for the youngest among us, our children, and so I urge you to continue to do your part to keep our children and most vulnerable safe. Our children’s ministries for those under 12 years old will continue with careful precautions so that we keep our littlest ones healthy until they can be vaccinated.
Finally, we witness most fully to the love of God when we love one another. I encourage you to demonstrate the hospitality and welcome of the church by honoring others above yourselves. If you engage in close conversation with someone and they continue to wear a mask, put yours on, so as to demonstrate your love for them. Keep a mask handy at church so you may demonstrate your humility and love.
In grace and gratitude,
“If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…”