The season of Lent, a time for repentance (i.e. “turning toward God”) begins on Wednesday with Ash Wednesday. We have many ways for you to deepen your spirit and participate in the love of God. Check them out and sign up here: http://union-church.org/lent2017/
Bombings in two places where Union Church funds have been used to help support poverty, refugee, and migrant relief programs were addressed in a joint statement from the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ. These two denominations partner via One Great Hour of Sharing. Just 2 months ago Rev. Kent had visited more »
We had an exciting World Communion Sunday in joint celebration with our friends at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Berea. We also were able to join in prayer via video with Rev. Kent and delegates from the One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion Delegation in the Middle East. We prayed more »
At Sunday Worship, Rev. Kent read an open letter he wrote to Chief Gregory of the Berea Police. He invited all who wished to join him in thanks for the ways our police force has led the state to reduce the chance that any one here would suffer harm in their dealings with the department. more »
We are delighted to welcome a new baby into the Union Church family today! At 6:00am, Elisha Craig Victory Owens-Park entered the world after 52 long hours of labor. Despite exhaustion, mom, baby, and dad are all doing great! Congratulations Whitney Owens-Park and Joshua Park on your new son!
Marlene Payne Memorial Service 2pm, Sunday, May 15, 2016 Union Church Sanctuary Reception to Follow. Friends are invited to bring flowers from their gardens to decorate sanctuary and tables. (Vases Provided). Dearest Friends, We believe that God’s graces are with us in both trial and rejoicing. This has proved especially true for our church more »
Due to technical difficulties, we’re just now getting the form working, but you can now sign up to participate in all our Lent activities. How will you Heal Your Spirit? Check out the opportunities here!
In early January, Della Walters, age 17, participated in the Academy of Preachers Festival of Young Preachers in Lexington, KY. They’ve just released the video of her sermon, and it’s fantastic! Rev. Kent and Rev. Rachel agree it’s one of the best they’ve heard. Well done, Della, and well done, church, for continuing to nurture more »
Joys and Concerns: Congratulations to Lane Holbrook & Heather Warner, who were married here October 3, with Mitch & Wyndee Holbrook presiding. Prayers for Merlin Kindel, whose prostate cancer has metastasized and is causing complications. He has a new tumor in his neck that is causing his hand to go numb, so he more »
Over 50,000 people attended the 19th annual Spoonbread Festival in Berea over the weekend of Sept 19-20. The Festival is presented by the Berea Chamber of Commerce (of which Union Church is a member), and supported by a number of sponsors, including the City of Berea Tourism department. We were dismayed to see vendors selling more »