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.
Good morning! We are opening today at 10 AM. The Preschool is closed. Learn more: ucpreston.org/weather-updates
UCP is closing at 1 PM today. Stay safe everyone! For weather-related updates, visit our website: ucpreston.org/weather-updates
On Sunday, Pastor Beth was officially installed as co-pastor!
Happy New Year! We are looking forward to another year full of God's blessings and love!
Merry Christmas Eve! We are offering two Christmas Eve services tonight: 4 & 8 PM. ALL welcome.
Learn more: ucpreston.org/christmas
We have been talking about and practicing hygge, the art of coziness & well-being. This sounds great when life is going according to plan. But, is hygge really practical when the thunderstorms of life hit?
On our latest blog post, read a story of finding peace, joy and embracing hygge during a difficult time: https://walkinghumblywithgod.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/unexpected-hygge/
Our music groups have been celebrating all month long and are looking forward to worship on Christmas Eve: 4 & 8 PM.
Learn more: ucpreston.org/christmas
Beautiful music celebrating the season! We can't wait for them to sing at the 8 PM Christmas Eve Service.
Total Praise, Liturgical Dance group, at the Christmas Festival.
Christmas Festival 2019
On the shortest day of the year, be reminded of God’s universal light that shines through even in the darkest days. This Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30 PM, worship includes prayer, mediation and times of pause for reflection. It will be particularly relevant to those who are hurting, grieving or struggling this time of year. All welcome to come and rest in God’s presence and to look toward hope.
United Christian Parish Preschool
We celebrated Christmas with Pastor Beth in the sanctuary this week. We arrived to the empty manger and Pastor Beth told us the Christmas Story. The children dressed as angels and shepards and took their places in the story. We sang hymns together with our parents and finally welcomed Baby Jesus to His sweet bed. Merry Christmas from our School Family! (Photo cred to Miss Jen)
#preschool #babyjesus #christmas #awayinamanger #ucppreschool #childrenschapel #reston #herndon #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne @ United Christian Parish - UCP
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season and attend one of our two morning services tomorrow: 8:30 & 11 AM. You will be filled with authentic joy found through Christ.
New blog post: "Music at Advent." Read it here: www.walkinghumblywithgod.blog
Staff Christmas Party 2019!
New post on the blog! Read "Christmas Reflections:" www.walkinghumblywithgod.blog
Advent Quiet Day stations are set up!
With just 14 days until Christmas, make sure to take personal time for prayer and meditation.
Door 1 is open 9 AM-9 PM today for you embrace “Holy Hygge” through the prayer stations.
Did you know that we are posting daily devotions through Christmas? Start your day with a focus on Jesus by reading these short devotions: https://walkinghumblywithgod.wordpress.com/advent-devotionals/
Thanksgiving Interfaith Service 2019
Project Linus, Fairfax County Chapter
Thank you very much to the busy holiday elves who came to make fleece blankets during the United Christian Parish Christmas Festival yesterday! These 30 blankets will go to the Ronald McDonald House of DC and NOVARelief, which ships blankets to Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan.
Come celebrate the Christmas season tomorrow, December 8, 3:30-7:30 PM! All invited to this fun for all ages event:
🎄🎨 Christmas crafts
🎁 Christmas shop (children shop for gifts to give)
Learn more: http://ucpreston.org/christmas-festival/
ucpreston.org Celebrate the Christmas Season at this community, fun for all ages, FREE event! There will be a range of activities to get you in the holiday spirit. Come at any time and stay for as little, or as long, as your schedule allows.
New post on the blog! Pastor Marcus shares a story of a Christmas morning his family had together: www.walkinghumblywithgod.blog
"I don’t have to travel to Vermont to feel that calm place; I just need to remind myself such calm exists and that, having found it once, I can summon it at will."
New post on the blog!
During Advent, we are practicing "Holy Hygge." What is Holy Hygge, you ask? Pastor Beth explains on our blog: https://walkinghumblywithgod.blog/
Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent. In worship, we are talking about hope. ALL welcome!
Worship times: 8:30 & 11 AM.
We are thankful for the people of UCP and the community in which we are a part. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
[11/27/19] Thank you to everyone who chose to unite in gratitude by attending tonight’s inspiring Thanksgiving Interfaith Service. If you missed the service, or want to see it again, the live video is posted on our Page.
Welcome to the Thanksgiving Interfaith Service!
TONIGHT! People from all different faith backgrounds unite in gratitude for a Thanksgiving Interfaith service. All welcome!
7 PM: Doors open & refreshments served
7:30 PM: Service (live stream from our page begins!)
A reception follows the service.
There is free parking in our parking lot. Use Door 1 to access the Sanctuary.
November 25 *update*: We have collected over 5k for Centreville Labor Resource Center and Herndon-Reston FISH. Thank you donors!
a message from Pastor Marcus & Pastor Beth
On Sunday we collected over 4k for Centreville Labor Resource Center and Herndon-Reston FISH. Thank you donors!
Who wants to see Harriet Movie?
See the movie for FREE this Sunday, AMC Theaters-Worldgate! The Youth Group has their seats reserved and many of you expressed interest in wanting to go too. So, we purchased another row of seats!
Tickets are at no cost to you and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Pastor Beth, [email protected], to claim your ticket!
Will you be there on November 26?
Listen to Sunday's sermon, "Broken-hearted," by Pastor Beth online: http://ucpreston.org/resources/sermons/broken-hearted/
United Christian Parish - UCP's cover photo
Part 2 of 2 of "For The Sake of God's Name," by Pastor Marcus is now posted! Listen online:
ucpreston.org For The Sake Of God's Name, part 2ListenDownloadNov 03, 2019Preacher: Rev. Dr. Marcus LeathersSeries: One Church. One Family. One Mission.Summary:Pastor Marcus casts the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal as a choice for the people of Israel – a choice between fertility and fidelity. They ca...
Get out there and vote! Polls are open in Virginia until 7 PM.
Fall Festival and Art & Craft Fair
Happy Halloween from the United Christian Parish Preschool staff!
Hear Sunday's sermon, "For the Sake Of God's Name," by Pastor Marcus online:
Sixty blankets were made at the Fall Festival through Project Linus, Fairfax County Chapter.The blankets will go to Sentara Hospital in Woodbridge and its standalone emergency care facility in Lake Ridge. Thank you volunteers!
[10/26/19] Thank you to all who attended the Fall Festival and Art & Craft Fair. The event was a huge success and we are thankful to be part of such an energetic and engaged community!
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