We're excited for you to join us!
The first thing we want anyone interested in visiting our church to know is that we know visiting a church can be daunting. When you don't know anyone, or how the church does things, or even where you're supposed to go, it can be challenging - even stressful. The last thing we want is for your visit to be stressful! We hope the following information will be helpful. However, please don't hesitate to call our office and speak with one of our kind and helpful administrative assistants if you have more questions. You can reach them at 407-384-3300.
Click here to access our digital Worship Guide.
For kiddos, we have a Bible Story Video & Activity Pages that are available on our website by Friday morning each week. This webpage is password protected. If you need it, email our Children's Director, Gabby Peterson, or call the church office.
Sunday Morning Childcare -
Childcare is provided during the 10:00 a.m. service for ages: infant - Kindergarten. Masks are required for ages 3+. There is limited capacity and registration is required. If registration is full, you can be put on a waitlist. If you register, and can no longer attend, please let us know so that another family may sign up.
We are following strict safety procedures. For detailed information on these new procedures, see our UPC Kids COVID-19 Policies & Procedures.
- Click here to register for childcare.
The Lord's Supper -
First, if you're not familiar with The Lord's Supper (or Communion), we hope this explanation will be helpful. We celebrate The Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of the month, and on special occasions. During the Lord's Supper, we serve both wine and white grape juice, so that those who have a scruple about drinking alcohol have an option. We also make gluten-free bread available for those with wheat and gluten allergies.
We take up an offering in every service. Our church is not centrally funded and the finances are the responsibility of church members. If you do not wish to contribute, just let the basket pass by. Many members arrange their giving online, so a significant portion of the congregation will not be putting anything in the basket. While guests are welcome to give, we do not want them to feel any pressure whatsoever to do so.
If you’ve only attended “traditional” church services, you may be surprised to see a variety of musicians at our services, from a simple keyboard and guitar to a full band. The songs we use vary from the traditional hymns to more modern worship songs. We have a video projector and large screen, onto which the song words are projected, so you should have no difficulty keeping up. Our congregation has a wide range of musical ability—so if you can’t sing or don’t know the tune, you won’t be the only one.
Since the church began in 1991, the preaching at UPC has been one of our greatest strengths. In our denomination (the PCA), pastors are required to receive extensive training in understanding and explaining the Bible. Therefore, PCA churches are generally known for clear, biblical, and applicable teaching. At UPC our pastors preach Christ-centered, expository sermons. This means all of our sermons are designed to build listeners up in their understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This also means our pastors do not ignore challenging passages or topics. We believe the answers to all of life's questions are found in Christ; therefore, our pastors labor to show the constant relevance of the good news of Jesus Christ.
We LOVE children! Children of all ages are more than welcome in our worship services. We don't mind if they squirm, cry, fuss, or fidget. We enjoy their presence in worship because we worship the One who said, "Let the little children come unto me..." Please feel more than welcome to bring your children (even your littlest ones) with you to worship. We have a "Cry Room" for nursing mothers and crying infants. If you're not comfortable bringing your children to worship (which is totally understandable), we offer classes and programs for children of all ages, including a nursery for babies. For more information please go to our Children's Ministry page.
People with Disabilities -
The church has front row parking available for people with disabilities, as well as wheelchair access. Please, if you need any assistance, ask a member of our Welcome Team.