April 20th

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING Dear Friends, As we think about the meaning of Jesus’ promise of new life that we celebrate at Easter, will you reflect on the path we’re on together?

Through One Great Hour of Sharing, you share God’s love with our brothers and sisters around the world where poverty, disaster, and war cause displacement and suffering. Alleviating hunger and its systemic causes. Investing in people to address injustice in their communities. Responding to disasters. These are all ways your gifts are changing lives, changing communities, and changing the world.

Please GIVE this Sunday to One Great Hour of Sharing

Faithfully yours, Sam Locke, Director, Special Offerings, Presbyterian Mission Agency

EMPTY BOWLS’ REPORT Many thanks to all our volunteers who solicited donations of soups and bread; decorated, set-up and cleaned-up; publicized the event and sold tickets; and attended Empty Bowls.  Over $1,300 was raised and 100% goes to our UPC Food Pantry.  Thank you for helping us continue the ministry of feeding the hungry.  And, special thanks to Ann Webb for once again taking the lead on this very important fund raiser.

CELEBRATING UKIRK SUNDAY April 27ths worship service will be led by UKirk students and leaders.  During worship the Keever-Harris Award will be presented. This award, given in honor of this congregation’s first pastor, The Reverend J. Robert Keever and in memory of UPC church member, Margie Harris for her deep commitment and long lasting service to student ministries, is presented annually to an outstanding student of the UKirk community.

FELLOWSHIP LUNCH FOR UKIRK At the close of next week’s service UPC will host a fellowship lunch for UKirk students and leaders.  The entire congregation is invited bring a covered dish to share.