United Christian Parish - UCP

Open & affirming church. United in ministry: Church (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church.

Mission: Creating opportunities for all people in the community to experience the amazing grace and love of God, whom we know through Christ.

Easter 2019

Thank you to all those who came out on Friday night to the Cyclone Idai Benefit Concert featuring Masha Feygelson.

Spend your Friday night hearing great music and supporting communities affected by Cyclone Idai.

It’s not too late to get your tickets online: https://cycloneidaibenefitconcert.eventbrite.com

You can also pay at the door. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets: $25. Free admission for ages 16 & younger!

Staying safe during the tornado watch. Pastor Marcus may or may not be working on his sermon.


Cyclone Idai Benefit Concert: Masha Feygelson Live

A devastating cyclone hit Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe in March resulting in over 800 casualties.

On Friday, April 26, we are hosting a Benefit Concert featuring Masha Feygelson to raise money to support those affected by this Cyclone Idai.

Purchase your tickets today. Or pay at the door with cash or check.

eventbrite.com It will be a night of R&B and Soul classics! The concert features Masha Feygelson and some of the most exciting new faces on the DC music scene - Angel Bethea on drums, Benjamin Rikhoff on bass, Brendan Schnabel on sax and Misha Tumanov on keys. Proceeds from ticket sales go to recovery and relief e...

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Hear Pastor Beth's Easter sermon, "Shake, Rattle, and Roll':


Thank you for helping make Easter, Holy Week and Lent such a meaningful experience!
More Easter pictures to be posted soon!

He is Risen!

We look forward to celebrating with you today! ALL welcome.
Easter Worship: 8:30 & 11 AM
Children's Egg Hunt: 10 AM

He is ALIVE! What makes you feel ALIVE today?

We loved seeing your photos and reflections throughout Lent as a response to the Photo-a-Day challenge. Thank you to all who participated and made this a meaningful experience! Happy Easter!

#lentucp #alive


That's the photo-a-day word.

What do you do in SILENCE? Do you have a go-to spot for SILENCE?

Share your response with a photo. #lentucp

A couple of pictures from the Maundy Thursday service of dinner and communion...

On Good Friday we remember the ultimate SACRIFICE—the SACRIFICE of Jesus to die for our sins.

What kind of SACRIFICE did you make for Lent? What is a meaningful SACRIFICE?

Share your response of the photo-a-day word: sacrifice. #lentucp

If you could invite anyone to the TABLE, who would you invite?

Share your photo of today's photo-a-day word: TABLE. #lentucp

We raised $9,039 for One Great Hour of Sharing, supporting global and national disaster relief efforts. Your generosity is a blessing!

Photo-a-Day word: BETRAYAL. #lentucp

What you do think of when you hear the word betrayal? Why would someone betray another? How do you respond in the face of betrayal?

Celebrate at UCP this Sunday!

Worship: 8:30 & 11 AM
Egg hunt: 10 AM

Today's word: ANOINTED.

"Anointed" means chosen by God for special service.

In the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is the one anointed to preach the good news of God to the poor...to proclaim freedom for prisoners, to heal those with a sad heart and to set the oppressed free (Luke 4:18).

Reflecting on this, do you have a photo to share? #lentucp #photoaday

A special Easter message from our Pastors!

Celebrate the Risen Christ and God's love for all of us!

Easter is THIS Sunday, April 21.
Worship: 8:30 & 11 AM
Egg Hunt: 10 AM


Do you have an image for today's Photo-a-Day word: AUTHORITY? #lentucp

Parking tickets make most of us angry.

Jesus shows us what it means to have our anger rooted in mercy, justice and love. He reminds us to respond to anger with grace.

Do you have a picture to share for today's word: ANGER? A picture of love in response to anger? #lentucp

Photo-a-Day word: FAITHFUL. #lentucp

What does FAITHFUL look like to you?

Happy Friday!

Today's word: READY. #lentucp

What are you READY for?

Giving GLORY to God through song.

What does GLORY, today's photo-a-day word, look like to you? #lentucp

Wail, for the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. -Isaiah 13:6

Day 36 word: DESTRUCTION.

When you hear the word destruction, what do you think of?
How do you respond to destruction?

Share your response through a photo. #lentucp #photoadaychallenge

Lent is a season of reflection, drawing from Jesus’ experience in the wilderness enduring and resisting temptation. More than resisting temptation, Jesus shows the faithfulness of God in the wilderness.

Photo-a-Day word: WILDERNESS. #lentucp

Do you have a picture that captures wilderness?

Boy Scouts Lend a Neighbor a Helping Hand

Proud of our Troop 1970!

After Winslow Wacker's husband passed away, leaving her with memories, she realized she had to keep up her house like her husband always had. But this year, she couldn't afford the mulch they always bought from their local boy scouts. That was, until the boy scouts stepped up to help her. News4's Ai...

What is something you have endured? What gives you strength to endure?

Share your response to today's photo-a-day word: ENDURE. #lentucp

Whose PRESENCE are you in today?

Share your response to today's word: PRESENCE. #lentucp #photoadaychallenge

How do you like to spend time alone?

We look forward to seeing your response to the photo-a-day word: ALONE. #lentucp

Happy Birthday Pastor Marcus!! 🎊🎉🎈

"Life is not measured by how much you own." -Luke 12:15

Today's photo-a-day word: GREED.

God knows greed destroys us. If greed drives us, we will never be thankful.

What does greed look like to you? Do you combat greed by being generous in giving, in opening your heart to love? How? Share your responses through a photo. #lentucp

It was a fun day together at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens!


You're invited to celebrate God’s creation and our roles as stewards of it at both the 8:30 & 11 AM services. Earth Day is April 22 this year, but given that it falls the day after Easter, we are celebrating this Sunday, April 7.

All welcome!

Have you ever felt blind? Perhaps not literally unable to see, but a time when you felt like you were walking in darkness? Was there something that guided you to see the light?
Share your response to the photo-a-day word: BLIND.

Is there a place you respect? Is there someone who have great respect for?

Share your responses of today's photo-a-day word: RESPECT. #lentucp

"Thanks be to God, who gives us this victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!" -Corinthians 15:57

Today's word: VICTORY.

How do you practice for victory? What is a victory you accomplished? Share your responses to victory through a picture. #lentucp

It's day 27 of our Photo-a-Day challenge and we want to see your pictures of today's word: ASK. #lentucp

Good morning! Today's Photo-a-Day word: AWAKE.

No matter what you are going through, Jesus promises to be with you. Jesus works to provide comfort and peace in any storm. Trust him. It's in trusting him that we stay awake.

We look forward to seeing your pictures of awake. Comment below or post using #lentucp

Love thy neighbor (no exceptions).

Today's photo-a-day word: NEIGHBOR. #lentucp

What does neighbor mean to you?

Day 24. Today's Photo-a-Day word: REMEMBER. #lentucp

Who do you remember this Lent season?

Share your response through a photo.

God's LOVE is the key.

The word for today's #lentucp Photo-a-Day challenge: LOVE.

Where do you find LOVE this Lent?

No matter your journey, God is with you.

Today's Photo-a-Day word: BEGIN. Comment with your picture of begin. #lentucp


United Christian Parish

This past Sunday we heard Pastor Beth preach on the scandal of Jesus and his teachings in the parable of the Wedding Feast. Hear her sermon "Black Tie Not Optional" online:


Lent is the 40 day period in which we prepare for the resurrection of Christ. Lent invites us to focus on Jesus' life, death and resurrection, which is celebrated on Easter.

Today's #lentucp Photo-a-Day word: RESURRECTION.

What does resurrection mean to you this Easter season?

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A special Easter message from our Pastors!
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Art & Craft Fair
Installation of Rev. Dr. Marcus Leathers
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11508 N Shore Dr
Reston, VA

General information

Welcome to The United Christian Parish of Reston, Virginia! We are an ecumenical church uniting in ministry four denominations: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church. We are an Open and Affirming, More Light, Reconciling Congregation in Reston, Virginia. We pray that you will be touched by the peace and joy of God's Spirit in this place. All are welcome to join us for worship services and Sunday School! 8:30a - Worship 9:50a - Sunday School for All Ages 11:00a - Worship and Communion 7:30p - Lay Led Worship Communion is offered each Sunday at the 11:00a services, as well as at the 8:30a service on the first Sunday of each month. Nursery and child care are available during 8:30a and 11:00a services.
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