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Dear Church Family & Friends, Our Financial Situation Seems Critical Our year has been filled with great faith, great planning, and hopes for a future of service to God and God’s people, all embodied in our recent year-long planning process. We have pledged ourselves to three great loves (support for families, creating relationships of depth and… Read more.
Rev. Kent spent time this last week attending Ecumenical Advocacy Days, a gathering of clergy and lay members of diverse denominational background. They gathered to learn, pray, and act on behalf of our Christian commitment to the most vulnerable in the US and in the world. A story about this public witness appeared yesterday in… Read more.
December 12, 2018 Dear Church Family, On Sunday, December 9 we had significant and detailed discussion of a proposal from the Finance Board to create a Union Church Endowment Fund by adding a by-law to our constitution establishing the fund, defining the accounts, and creating an investments oversight committee. The proposal is endorsed by Church… Read more.
On December 16th the congregation will vote on establishing a Union Church Endowment Fund. After previous discussion at a congregational meeting on December 9, the Finance Board proposes the following “Version 2″ of by-law additions for your consideration. The vote will be taken on December 16, immediately following worship. [embeddoc url=”https://union-church.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Draft-Endowment-By-Laws-12-11-18-Google-Docs.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”]
We are sending our prayers to Steve Sherman, former Union Church intern, and now pastor of the Oak Ridge Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and his family. Their youngest son, Luke, age 4, has contracted meningitis and is in critical condition at Knoxville Children’s hospital. Please lend your prayers for his safe and swift recovery!… Read more.
Dear Friends, As you will have read or heard, Associate Pastor Rev. Rachel Small Stokes has accepted a call to become Designated Interim Pastor at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Louisville, KY. She will serve here until February 11, 2018 then assume her new duties as head of staff at church of her own…. Read more.