UPC values, appreciates, and respects men. If you’re willing to put yourself out there and get plugged in, we believe you’ll be glad you did. Hundreds of men call UPC their church home and find it to be a place where they have been able to make friends, use their talents and abilities to serve, and experience the joy of spiritual growth. Below are some ways men are able to connect and grow spiritually at UPC.
Ways to CONNECT
Men's Fellowship Lunch:
If you're looking for an easy way to meet some guys that attend UPC (and other local churches, too), drop in on our weekly men's fellowship lunch. The group meets at the Waterford Lakes Gators Dockside every Friday at noon. While this lunch isn't a Bible Study, it is an opportunity to hang out with some of the men at our church who are very welcoming and excited to help new guys find genuine community at UPC. For more info contact Eglin.
Forge - Weekly Bible Study:
On Tuesday mornings at 7am, roughly 100 men from the East Orlando area gather for the Forge Men's Bible Study at Canterbury Retreat Center (1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765). Each week they hear an engaging speaker teach on a topic relavent to men and then they discuss what they've learned in smaller groups. Several of UPC's men attend each week. If you come, just ask where the UPC table is. You don't need to bring anything except a Bible and a desire to learn. For more info, you can email Pastor Matt.
Annual Men's Bowling Night:
Join us for a night of friendly competition on the lanes of Boardwalk Bowl. Our 11th Annual Men's Bowling Night is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, 21 August 2019, at 6:45 PM. Details to follow as we get closer to the event.
Ways to GROW
At UPC, one of our core values is genuine community. One of the best ways to experience this at UPC is to join one of our Community Groups. These groups are UPC’s primary means of shepherding our membership and building genuine community. Many of our groups are a mixture of singles and married couples. We've designed them to be a place for anybody to find the genuine community we all long for. To join a group, fill out an online registration form. You can also visit our Group Finder to contact a Community Group leader in your part of town.
Most of today's mature Christian men have benefited greatly from the time-tested, biblical (2 Tim. 2:2), experience of one-on-one (or life-on-life) discipleship. If you've never had someone intentionally mentor you and teach you how to follow Jesus, you likely have no idea just how life-changing this kind of discipleship can be. It provides a safe environment where men can ask hard questions and get truly helpful answers. It also provides a clear path to spiritual maturity. A spiritually mature man is filled with joy, meaning, and purpose. Take a look at our TEN24 discipleship page to get more information and fill out a questionnaire to help you get started. If you still have questions, contact our Pastor of Discipleship, Mike Osborne.
"The Gathering" is the name of our Sunday adult fellowship time. It takes place in the Education Annex Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Enjoy a cup of coffee, share, and get to know people better while studying God's Word in an interactive setting.
Join in on one of these adult communities for a time of fellowship and encouragement: Young Adults (Room 2), Parents of Young Kids (Room 1), or Parents of Teens (Room 4).