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August 2013

Dear Friends,

AUGUST Our Church Family


Congregational Meeting: Sunday, August 25


Upcoming Church School Class: Register by August 15


We Welcome Our New Member


Special Course Offering: NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program


Fall Dinner for UPC Women


6th Grade Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, August 28


UPC’s All Youth Breach Retreat: Register by September 8


Adult Education: Summer and Fall


Youth Choir Party: August 25


2013 Appalachia Service Project


A Thank You to the Congregation from Katy Walters


Thank You to the 2013 Vacation Church School Volunteers


This summer I have found time to engage in one of my favorite leisure activities – the reading of fiction for the sheer enjoyment of it. One of the novels that became my friend during a week at the beach was Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, ostensibly a baseball story that turns out to be so much more than a baseball story. The book is probably not everyone’s cup of tea – there’s too much language and sexuality and even violence to make it one I could recommend broadly. But Harbach is a master of observation, and his descriptions so often match my own understanding of human frailties and weaknesses. The novel tells the story of a young man, a virtuoso of a shortstop named Henry Skrimshander, who comes to tiny Westish College along the Wisconsin coast of Lake Michigan to play baseball. The story unfolds, as Gregory Cowles noted in The New York Times Book Review, as “a comedy of manners and a tragicomedy of errors – the baseball kind as well as the other kind….” My purpose in mentioning the book, however, is to point to one sentence early in the novel, soon after Henry has begun his life as a Westish student. Fresh from his high school days in South Dakota, Henry finds himself an outsider in a strange, new world. Harbach writes, “Though his classmates supposedly hailed from ‘all fifty states and 22 foreign lands,’ as [the president] said in his convocation address, they all seemed to Henry to have come from the same close-knit high school, or at least to have attended some crucial orientation session he’d missed.” That line stuck with me all that week at the beach. It got me to thinking about the experience newcomers sometimes have when they make their way to worship in the church. We try our best to offer helpful cues and instructions. We work at offering hospitality. We speak of the “warm welcome” we seek to extend to our visitors. Yet I wonder how many of them feel about the church what Henry Skrimshander felt about his first days of college, that they are outsiders who don’t quite speak the language or get the inside jokes. Let me be clear. I think we really try to be open and welcoming, and we do a pretty good job of it. But a baseball player’s fictional experience of integrating into a student body has had me thinking about ways we might re-double our efforts in such matters. Inviting people to come to worship, and then sitting with them to explain the nuances of how we do so. Telling a new family with young children that we have a wonderful nursery or church school, and then walking with them to show them where the nursery is, or to help them to find a classroom. Seeking out that new person who is sitting alone and speaking a personal word of welcome and greeting. You can probably think of another dozen examples.

2013 Summer Fun at UPC!


Life Changes? What you may not know about Stephen Ministers


The autumn rush will soon be upon us. I thought it might be helpful for us to be thinking now about how we might do an even better job of helping others feel more at home then.

UPC Church Staff, 2013


Grace and peace,

Needs of the Inter-Faith Council


Check out social media at UPC!

12 Robert E. Dunham

University Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is a Stephen Ministry Congregation.

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Our Church Family “Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord,” James 5:14. Due to privacy concerns and HIPAA laws, there are no notifications or lists at any local hospitals or clinics which would inform the church if you are hospitalized, receiving treatment or undergoing surgery.

The UPC congregation and its pastors take seriously the call to pray and be present with those who are in need, so we encourage you, a friend or a family member to let us know if you have scheduled surgery or have been admitted to the hospital. During the week, please call the church office at (919) 929-2102, and over the weekend, please call one of the pastors. Thank you.

Visit our Website:

H ow to S u b m i t A r tic le s fo r T h e S u n d a y B u lle ti n’s Announcements O r fo r th e M o n th ly New s le t te r, Th e Chimes Please submit articles for the monthly newsletter (The Chimes) or announcements for the worship bulletin (Weekly Announcements) to our Publications Coordinator, Jennifer Potts. Email her at or call (919) 929-2102, extension 113.

Th e Ch im es i s a p u b l i c a t i o n o f U n i v e r s i t y P r e s by t e r i an C h u r c h The Chimes is published monthly. Deadline for submission of articles is the 15th of each month for the following month’s edition (with a few exceptions to accommodate holiday schedules). Please include your name, phone number and email address. The newsletter is posted on the church’s Website ( and on Send article submissions and inquiries to Newsletter Editor, University Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 509, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0509, or email The church office may be reached by telephone at (919) 929-2102, by fax at (919) 929-7669 or by email at Visit the UPC Website ( or the UPC Facebook page ( for more information. ** Deadline for the September edition is noon on Thursday, August 15, 2013. University Presbyterian Church Staff: Robert E. Dunham, Pastor; Anna Pinckney Straight, Associate Pastor; John Rogers, Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry; Heather Ferguson, Staff Associate for Education; Kim McNeill, Staff Associate for Youth and Congregational Life; Thomas Brown, Minister of Music; Beth Auman Visser, Youth and Children's Choir Director; Ellen Parker, Director, UPPS; Jeanette Schmidt, Office Manager; Cristen Mugford, Financial Administrator; Karen Fisher, Director of Membership; Jennifer Potts, Publications Coordinator; Dennis Dallke, Property Manager; Rob Kurtz, Sexton.

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Congregational Meeting S u n d a y, Au g u s t 2 5 , 2 0 1 3 a t N o o n The session has called a Congregational Meeting on August 25 after the 11:00 a.m. worship service to act on the report of the Congregational Nominating Committee. The report includes the complete list of nominees for the Class of 2016, along with a brief biography of each one. The Nominating Committee presents the following nominees to serve the congregation of University Presbyterian Church: Elders: Debbie Bevin, May Bryan, Reid Chisholm, Scott Singleton, Robert Greenwood, Daphne Little, Ann Merklein, Jim Swon, Jake Kryzewski (Youth Elder) Deacons: Shelley Adams, Laura Baxley, Linda Plunkett, Judy Warburton, Jason Morales, Virginia Purcell, Allis Rodelli, Jeri Oliaro, Grace Gollmar (Youth Deacon) Trustees: Mason Harris, Ed Billings Prior to the Congregational Meeting, the Nominating Committee Report will be made available to church members through the UPC Website ( and through the Weekly E-News. Some printed copies will also be available in the narthex on Sundays a few weeks before the meeting. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please call the church office at (919) 929-2102. We recognize and thank the Nominating Committee for their work in identifying such a capable group of nominees. A special thank you to Diane Rizzo, who wrote the short biographies of the nominees in the Nominating Committee Report. The 2013 Nominating Committee is comprised of Sandy Alexander (Chair), Jesse Basnight, Jr., Kathy Clemmons, Bob Dunham (Staff Liaison), Betty Hutton, Jay Klompmaker, Annette Munson, Sara Nicholson, Diane Rizzo, Myrah Scott.

Discove ring the Bible Re g i s t r a t i o n T h r o u g h Au g u s t 1 5 Discovering the Bible is a full-year Church School class being offered during UPC’s fall and spring adult education terms on Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Participants should expect to devote two hours per week—one for the class and one for preparation beforehand. The class will run for a total of 30 weeks and will be divided into two sections. The first section will run from September 8 - December 22 and will focus on the Old Testament. The second section will run from January 5 - April 27 and will focus on the New Testament. This class is for: •

those who have been reading the Bible for years and would like to know more;

those who have always wanted to learn about the Bible but weren’t sure how to start;

those who know who wrote the book of Acts; and

those who aren’t sure if Proverbs is in the Old or the New Testament.

Registration has begun and ends August 15. To register, please go to and fill in the online form. This link is available in UPC’s Weekly E-News. You can also call the church office at (919) 929-2102 t be added to the list. If you plan to attend this class, please take time to register online. We will be ordering the resource books after August 15 and will not order more. The cost of the book is $10. If you have questions, please contact Anna Pinckney Straight at or (919) 929-2102 (ext. 112). With a few exceptions, Anna will be teaching and leading most of the classes on Sunday mornings.

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We C e l e b r a t e O u r N ew M e m b e r In July, University Presbyterian Church welcomed the following new member into the life of the church. MacKenzie Payne—MacKenzie comes to us by transfer of her membership from the Second Presbyterian Church of Roanoke, Virginia. She attended North Carolina State University on a gymnastics scholarship, and then she graduated from the UNC Dental School. She is now a dentist, practicing in Smithfield; her fiancé is in the orthodontics program at UNC, and they plan to be married next June.

Special Course Offering N A M I ’s F a m i l y - t o - F a m i l y P r o g r a m This past April, Dana Greenwood, a member of the UPC Mental Health Task Force, completed training to be a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family-to-Family teacher. Family-to-Family is an educational program for people with family members struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder or borderline personality disorder. Dana will be co-teaching the Family-to-Family course this fall. The class will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Seymour Senior Center, beginning on September 5 and lasting for twelve weeks. You may call Dana at (919) 622-3795 for more information. To enroll, contact Tana Hartman Thorn at (919) 619-6546 or NAMI’s Family-to-Family courses often include current information about severe and persistent mental illnesses, medications and side effects of these illnesses, research about the biology of mental illness, how to gain empathy and cope as the caregiver, communication techniques, handling crises, locating support services, related advocacy initiatives and more.

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A t t e n t i o n A l l Wo m e n o f U P C Presbyterian Women invite you to save the date for Tuesday, September 17 for our annual Fall Dinner. Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a fun evening of good food and good friends. Enjoy an evening with the women of this congregation and learn what our Circles are studying this year! If you have questions, please contact Betty Hutton at or Cass Swon at

6th Grade Ice Cream Social! W e d n e s d ay, Au g u s t 2 8 , a t 7 : 0 0 p. m . Are you a rising 6th grader? Do you love ice cream? Are you curious about Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC) and maybe a little nervous to join in? Come to the 6th Grade Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Center. You will get to meet Kim McNeill, Staff Associate for Youth and Congregational Life, and a couple other youth advisors, and we’ll get to know you! We’ll also tell you all about Presbyterian Youth Connection and explain how it works so you’ll know just what to do on our first night, taking place on Sunday, September 8. Feel free to bring a friend and enjoy a tasty treat! All 6th-12th graders are encouraged to participate in Presbyterian Youth Connection this fall. PYC meets in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Pick-up is at 8:00 p.m. in the UPC parking lot. Contact Kim for more information at Kim will be returning from Sabbatical on Monday, August 26. We invite youth and parents to follow our Twitter page @UPCPYC. Go to

U P C ’s A l l Yo u t h B e a c h Re t r e a t : C a l l e d t o B e . . . S a l t an d L i gh t Re t r e a t C e n t e r, No r t h To p s a i l I s l a n d , N C September 20-22, 2013 All rising 6th-12th graders are invited to our first ever All Youth Retreat from September 20-22! We’ll head down to the Salt and Light Retreat Center at North Topsail Island for a weekend of getting connected, energizers, songs, worship and fun in the sun. Who are you called to be? What are you called to do? As faithful teenagers, how are you living out your calling here and now and continuing to seek God’s will for your life? Our keynote speakers are Blair and Taylor Lewis Guthrie Hartman. Blair is an art teacher in Durham, and Taylor is the Youth Minister at Westminster Presbyterian. Both are living out their calling in different ways. Through their gifts with words and art, they will help us better understand what it means to be called by God. Registration forms can be found on the PYC section of The cost is only $130. The registration deadline is Sunday, September 8, so get your form in ASAP! If you have questions, contact Kim McNeill, Staff Associate for Youth and Congregational Life, at Kim will be returning from Sabbatical on Monday, August 26.

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Adult Education Summer Class Continues Making God’s Mi ssion Your Mi ssion… You Do Make a Dif ference! This summer, adults at University Presbyterian Church have the opportunity to experience a different rhythm in the schedule of educational opportunities with our special class, Making God’s Mission Your Mission… You Do Make a Difference! This class features a series of modules developed by the faculty at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Guided by a variety of individual UPC members and the DVD created by Union, this series explores and engages participants in a deeper understanding of the mission of the church. The series will rely heavily on the three books that guide the work of the PC(USA): The Bible, the Book of Confessions and The Book of Order. Childcare is available each Sunday morning. We hope you will join us as we continue this special summer class. This class is being held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Stephen Ministry Room on the following Sundays: August 4 – A Responsible Church, leader TBA

August 11 – A Serving Church, leader TBA

Adult Christian Education This Fall The Adult Education Committee has been preparing for an exciting new year and a wide variety of educational opportunities for members and guests. Here are just a few of the classes for the fall and Advent season. More details will be provided in the September edition of The Chimes, as well as the Weekly E-News. Holy Grounds: This class recognizes that Christian fellowship is one of the strongest bonds among people and aims to provide a space for gathering and great stand alone one-on-one and small group discussions. Whether you drink coffee or not, come join us for fellowship and spiritual renewal.

Preparing to... Prepare the Way: This class will explore the meaning and purpose of Advent spiritual practices “before” Advent arrives. A wonderful class for adults of all stages of life and especially for parents wishing to introduce Advent practices to their families.

The Cloud of Witnesses in Our Midst: UPC has been blessed with so many wonderful witness of the faith. In this class we will explore the lives of individuals whose connection to our congregation continues to inspire and teach us.

New Officer Training: A five-week intensive training for new UPC officers to introduce the inward workings of the church, as well as the theological foundations of church leadership in the PC(USA).

Honoring the Gospel: John Rogers will be reflecting on the study and exploration of the Letter to the Romans with which he engaged during his sabbatical. The instructive message in this letter is meant to help readers understand the Gospel of Jesus in a deeper, more meaningful way.

Feasting on the Word: In this class, we will explore one of the weekly Lectionary passages in ways that engage participants in faithful learning and discussion. The passage for study each week is often the same text used in Sunday worship and offers even more reflection and conversation.

Discovering the Bible: Facilitated by Anna Pinckney Straight, this is a full-year class that will be divided into two sections. The first section will take a deeper look at the Old Testament. The second will focus on the New Testament.

Connections: The Connections class will be filled with engaging and challenging films and studies to spark discussion and thought among participants.

Church School for All Ages will Return Sunday, September 8 Watch for more details for each class and a detailed reading list in the Weekly E-News, the Sunday morning bulletin, and the UPC Website. Visit and click “Education.” To sign up for E-News, click “Subscribe to E-News” at the bottom of the Website. You can also find information about upcoming education opportunities on the UPC Facebook page. To join the page, go to and click “Like.” All are welcome to adult education classes at UPC!

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Youth Choir Party All 6 -12th graders welcome! August 25

5-7 p.m.

104 Sturbridge Lane Bring $5 for dinner Time to get

Wear clothes that can get WET!

measured for my choir robe!

Gotta Sing!

Rehearsals Begin

September 8 If you have questions about UPC choirs, please contact Beth Auman Visser, Director of Children’s and Youth Choirs, at or (919) 929-2102. Page 7

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2013 Appalachia Service Project (ASP) On July 14, fifty-five participants from both UPC and Cane Creek Baptist departed for a week of service in Hinton, West Virginia. Hinton, a “railroad town,” was formed in 1871 and is nestled in the mountains of Appalachia along the New River. Throughout the week, our eight crews were given a variety of work to be done on houses by ASP: from porch building, to drywall work and mudding, to painting, to siding and more! In addition to working on the houses, crews also spent time getting to know the families they were serving throughout the week. Our evenings were filled with worship, culture nights and even a delicious BBQ picnic for all our families and ASP friends prepared by one of our very own! It was a week of challenges, but also a week to see God at work in the world. Thank you to everyone who participated.

A T h a n k Yo u t o t h e C o n g r e g a t i o n f r o m Ka t y Wa l t e r s It is one thing for a church to say they are an “inviting and welcoming” congregation, and it is another for a church to live out this calling. From the very first moment I walked into UPC, I have felt welcomed, at ease, comfortable, and appreciated. You have invited me into homes for meals, for prayer, and for fellowship. I have traveled with awesome youth, who have a heart to live out Christ’s love in this world and who also have a heart for this church. During my time here, I have worshiped, prayed, played, laughed, cried, danced (and pranced!), energized, preached, and even sung alongside you all. My time here at UPC has been a blessing in my life, full of memories I will cherish of your warm and hospitable welcome. Next up for me is a road trip home to Texas for a few weeks to spend time with family and friends and to prepare to take the PC(USA) ordination exams in mid-August. This fall, I will begin my third year (out of four) at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, and in the spring, I will be studying at Westminster College, Cambridge, England as part our International Studies program. Know I will hold you all in my prayers as I continue on my journey. Feel free visit my blog at to stay in touch.

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~ Katy Walters, Summer Pastoral Intern

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T h a n k Yo u t o t h e 2 0 1 3 Va c a t i o n C h u r c h S c h o o l Vo l u n t e e r s Vacation Church School (VCS) 2013 was a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. Through stories, scripture, hands-on learning projects, crafts, music, physical activity and fellowship, all present were able to discover the many meanings and opportunities present in this year’s theme “Take Me to the Water: God’s Love Flows.” Using five biblical texts that use water to illustrate God’s provision of life and blessing, “Take Me to the Water” was a Vacation Church School to remember! The daily stories helped children understand faith as they explored the use of water in Biblical times, as well as water issues around the world today. Through these stories and by acknowledging the place of water in our lives, children understood that God is the source of life. VCS would not be possible without the more than 80 adult and youth volunteers listed below who gave so generously their time and talents. In recognition of the efforts of these dedicated individuals, UPC made a donation to Living Waters for the World, an organization affiliated with the PC(USA) that dispatches mission teams to “empower their partners to provide clean, sustainable water and health education for their communities” across the world. To learn more about Living Waters for the World, please visit their Website at UPC, the VCS Planning Committee and all who attended express sincere gratitude to each of you.

Youth Volunteers

Adult Volunteers Al Baldwin Anna Barson Laura Baxley* Jim Baxley Debbie Bevin* Mark Bozymski Mary Bozymski* May Bryan* Lee Ann Buck* Julia Buckner Harriett Burns Elizabeth Chapman* Marcey Clark Roberta Copeland Katie Corley* Allison Crawford Megan Crunkleton* Deirdre Curran Jane Darter Allison Dixon Stephanie Duncan Katie Edmiston Lindsay Gauman*

Bobby Gollmar* Ann Henschel Julie Hogue Caroline Jones* Alison Kavanaugh June Kendall Steve Kennedy Mary Ann Klompmaker* Stacey Lange* Vicki Lotz Tracy Lovelady Kari Marvin Leslie May Laci McDowell Day McLaughlin* Melissa Miller Kelly Moore* Alyssa Oppewal Jordan Palmer Charlotte Pearce Mary Todd Peters Nancy Pfaltzgraff Lou Pons

*Member of the 2013 VCS Planning Team

Joanie Preyer* Virginia Purcell Lanie Quade Allis Rodelli* Michelle Shoup Jan Sinclair Gill Smith Shelly Smith Sharon Stevens* Kristen Stewart Susan Swafford Judy Taft Robin Terry Daisy Turner Brian Vandersea Karen Vandersea* Ramsey White* Ashley Wilson*

Caroline Baker Anna Blythe Eva Buckner Hannah Chisholm Madison Clark Andrew Henschel Eliza Jones Ben Kurtz Robbie Kurtz McIver Mann Megan Marvin Madi Marvin Taylor McGee Casey Mook Grace Nanney Garrett Pearce Hunter Pearce Zuling Quade Jessica Schinsky Ivy Smith Anna Soderling Ben Soderling Sara Wynn

UPC Staff Dennis Dallke Heather Ferguson* Rob Kurtz Cristen Mugford Jeanette Schmidt Anna Pinckney Straight Beth Visser* Katy Walters

Childcare Allison De Jesus Carrie Lisle Brittany McGowan

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Life Changes? Graduations. New schools. Jobs beginning, jobs ending. Moves to new locations. Marriages beginning, marriages ending, births, deaths, new families forming. Life changes—including happy changes—often cause us to feel pressures that can be relieved by having someone to talk to. Stephen Ministers are trained to listen. At this time of year when many transitions are occurring, consider taking advantage of UPC’s Stephen Ministry Program. Meeting with a Stephen Minister might be a one-time thing or might continue for a period of time, depending on what you find helpful. If you are interested in this confidential service, please contact Anna Pinckney Straight, UPC’s Associate Pastor, at (919) 9292102 (ext. 112) or Thank you.



Robert E. Dunham, Pastor Anna Pinckney Straight, Associate Pastor John Rogers, Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry Thomas Brown, Minister of Music Beth Auman Visser, Youth and Children’s Choir Director Heather Ferguson, Staff Associate for Education Kim McNeill, Staff Associate for Youth and Congreg. Life

Al Field, Treasurer (Volunteer) David Biswell, Assistant Treasurer (Volunteer) Bob Mosteller, Assistant Treasurer (Volunteer) Nan Van Der Puy, Assistant Treasurer (Volunteer) Bill Whisenant, Assistant Treasurer (Volunteer) Cristen Mugford, Financial Administrator Karen S. Fisher, Director of Membership Jennifer Potts, Publications Coordinator Jeanette Schmidt, Office Manager Dennis Dallke, Property Manager Rob Kurtz, Sexton Ellen Parker, Dir. of University Presbyterian Preschool

MISSIONARIES Amanda Craft, Guatemala Frank and Nancy Dimmock, Malawi Nuhad Tomeh, Middle East

SESSION: Class of 2013: Lee Ann Buck, Eleanor Costley, Youth Elder, Courtney Edwards, John Frick, Bob Johnson, D. G. Martin, Kari Marvin, Tim Taft, Bill Whisenant; Class of 2014: Sandy Alexander, Jim Copeland, Elizabeth Gaibson, Randy Kabrick, Day McLaughlin, Nancy Oates, Donna Van Engen, Karen Vandersea; Class of 2015: Patty Baum, Nancy Benjamin, Jeffrey Hart, Mary Ann Klompmaker, Kelly Moore, Ruth Moose, Chip Sudderth, John Wilson; Clerk of Session: Mary Ellen Olson BOARD OF DEACONS: Class of 2013: Shelley Adams. Mark Bozymski, Jean Carpenter, Catherine DeMaere, Bruce Henschel, Kristin Mitchell, Youth Deacon, Joyce Moshier, Anne Scaff, JoAnna Younts; Class of 2014: Beth Burns, David Bursiek, Christy Cappelletti, Lisa English, Frances Hess, Granville Hill, David Lane, Sara Nicholson, Pam Perreault; Class of 2015: Woody Coley, Ellyn Courts, Stephanie Duncan, Vicki Lotz, Fred Lybrand, Jean Moses, Lou Pons, Bonnie Simms, Sharon Stevens BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Class of 2013: Nancy Preston, Jim Schultz, Class of 2014: Brent Chambers, Ken Krzyzewski; Class of 2015: Davin Stewart, Rod Visser

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We w e l c o m e a l l f a c u l t y, s t u d e n t s , n e w c o m e rs and v i s i t o rs . University Presbyterian Church is affiliated with The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is a Stephen Ministry Congregation. On Sunday mornings, worship services are held at 8:30 and 11:00 and church school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Children of all ages are welcomed and cherished by this congregation. Childcare for infants through kindergarteners is provided on Sunday mornings by our paid sitters and parent volunteers.

University Presbyterian Church 209 East Franklin Street P.O. Box 509 Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Non Profit Org. Permit No. 78 U.S. Postage Paid Chapel Hill, NC

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The Sanctuary is wheel-chair accessible. Handicapped parking spaces are available, and a parking assistant will be available to help you out of your car. Assistive hearing devices and large-print bulletins and hymnals are available during worship. Summer office hours (June—August): Monday—Thursday 8:30-4:30; Friday 8:3012:30. Call (919) 929-2102 for more information. Learn more about our programs from the church Website ( and Facebook page (

Re m i n d e r t o t h e C o n g r e g a t i o n : Needs of the Inter -Faith Council The Inter-Faith Council (IFC) is a nonprofit organization that helps our community by providing social services to help individuals and families in need. By donating to the IFC Food Pantry, you can help with this mission. The IFC Food Pantry needs cereal, dry pasta, pasta sauce, canned vegetables, rice, canned fruits, canned meats, dried beans, peanut butter, soup, grits/oatmeal packets and paper bags with handles. You may bring these items to church on Sundays and leave them in the IFC shopping cart in the narthex. Or, you may take donations directly to the IFC Food Pantry at 110 W. Main Street in Carrboro. Thank you for caring!

S o ci a l M e d i a a t U P C ! Stay up-to-date with everything happening at the church, including information about programs, events and special services, by joining the UPC Facebook page! Visit and click “Like” to join. Follow Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC) on Twitter @upcpyc. Go to and click “Follow.” Through this page, you’ll learn what’s coming up in the fall and what’s happening this summer!


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