What does it mean to look uncertainty in the face and dare to believe that it is not an enemy but an opportunity? What does it look like for us to acknowledge our anxieties and to care for one another as we experience them, but also to deepen our trust in God? How can we respond to Jesus Christ as our hope and share that hope more fully with those to whom God has sent us?
May 2012 UPC Times
“Going to the mall these days is like walking into a time machine—when I enter most stores (at least the ones catered to youth), I find myself immersed in 1986: skinny pants, even skinnier ties, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Keds, suspenders, leggings, colored jeans, jumpsuits, big belts, pastel, metallic, and neon colors.”
UPC is a place where prayer partners, best friends, and couples meet, where families grow together in life and faith. This anniversary issue of the UPC Times is the perfect place to celebrate just a few of our favorite pairs!
Love Your Neighborhood–UPC’s annual season of service after Easter–had a very successful second year. Read stories about volunteers who gave time to love their neighbors and share hope in Jesus Christ.
In Madeleine’s final year of unwittingly tying up every loose end ahead of this unforeseen aneurysm, God graciously revealed his upper side pattern early. The result for my family, and I think for her friends too, is a deep assurance of his providence in the timing of her death.
Twelve years ago, Dave Rohrer began his life-study of John the Baptist, inspired by his conversations in theological reflection groups with pastoral
interns and seminarians at UPC. His prayer is a question that John the Baptist lived through action, “Lord, how are you at work here, and how can I be part of it?”
Twenty-five years ago, Pastor Tim Snow sent the first class of Stephen Ministers to Berkeley, California, to train to become dedicated listeners. Now 200 Stephen Ministers have been trained, and 500 people have received care.
Since 1982, the Language Institute at UPC has welcomed refugees, immigrants, and other internationals to Seattle by providing English instruction.