Little faith produces big worry, but big faith reveals a big God. Take these days to strengthen your faith in the big God we serve.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
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Technology gives us the unique opportunity to share information quickly and broadly. Let's use this time to invite our friends and family to join us in our online services so that we can bless other people with the hope, joy, and peace that we have found in Jesus.
Thank you for your generosity! Even though we have been short of our budget these last few weeks, we are so grateful for the people who continue to support our work and give generously to the mission of the church. It allows us to do what we do! Thank you so much.
The church is not a building, and it cannot be cancelled. Be encouraged today that God can still work in and through the church even though we are not able to be together at this time!
Our good friends Bob and Stacy Ball have taken up the incredible task of serving meals Monday - Saturday from 4-5pm to help provide relief for this virus. On Saturdays they are also giving out boxes of groceries. Join us in supporting their efforts and spread the word to those who you think might benefit from this ministry.
Our offices are closed, but our phones are open! Get in touch with us by calling 765-288-8383.
If you have not already made the switch to online giving, here is a helpful tutorial that will walk you through how to do that. Thank you for your generosity, we understand that this may be difficult for those whose revenue streams have been affected.
Going forward, we will provide weekly updates while we suspend our on-campus services at Union Chapel.
We had a great response to our online services this last weekend with an estimated attendance of over 1,000 people. Thanks to everyone who tuned in!
We're encouraging people to switch to online giving so that we can continue to be effective in ministry during this crucial time. Access online giving here. Thank you so much for your continued support!
We will continue to have regular office hours throughout the week, so please feel free to call at 1-765-288-8383.
Connect with Kids@UC through Facebook and Zoom! Check out Kids@UC's Facebook page, to find age appropriate activities, videos and discussion questions. Click here to join the Zoom video call on Wednesdays at 6pm. Questions? Email Mrs. Alexa directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4FIVE6 (4th to 6th grade) is engaging students online using Facebook and Zoom! Check out 4FIVE6's Facebook page to find age appropriate activities and resources. Be sure to "Like" the page to stay connected. Click here on Wednesdays at 6pm, connect with Kenzie and other 4FIVE6 students through a Zoom video call. Questions? Reach out to Kenzie directly at email@example.com.
We are in the process of organizing online small groups through ZOOM conference calls. Stay tuned! For more opportunities to connect with others, check out our events page!
We are also offering a class called Foundations which is designed for anyone who has questions or is curious about Jesus and the Bible. This gathering will be held online via Zoom video conference call. Open to all ages, individuals or the whole family! We will look at questions such as; What is the Bible? Who is Jesus? Why does it Matter? Where do I go from here?
Join us Sat, March 21 @ 5pm OR Mon, March 23 @ 6pm
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/7164772120
Serve is Union Chapel's local mission trip and week-long outreach opportunity! The week includes service projects, outreaches, worship and biblical teaching for children ages 3-18 and offers many leadership opportunities for adults! SERVE 2020 will be June 22-26. Space is limited! Register today here.
This is a great opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. Let's be good neighbors to those in need! Be strong and courageous!
A practical way to help others at this time, is to give blood. More than 2,700 blood drives have been canceled due to the COVID19, resulting in a decrease of more than 86,000 units of blood being donated. BLOOD DONATION IS SAFE and the need is high. Click here to find out where to donate and schedule an appointment to give today!
In response to Governor Holcomb’s announcement on Thursday, March 12, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all in person services for the next two weekends, March 14/15 and March 21/22.
For many world-wide, this virus is a source of fear and anxiety. As followers of Jesus, we’re clear that God has given us a spirit of love and not fear (For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7). We pray that you will continue to sense God’s peace in the midst of these circumstances. Be in prayer for Muncie and for the world, especially for those who are directly impacted by this virus. Continue to hold onto your faith and do not let fear cripple you.
Though the campus is closed, worship will continue ONLINE. Join us LIVE at 10am & 11:30am on Sundays via YouTube here or on Facebook here. Should you need help accessing our online services, our main church phone line, (765) 288-8383, will be open Sunday March 14, from 9AM to noon, to assist you with technology questions.
Be invitational during this time! Invite your friends and family to access the service online or gather with you, as Pastor Gregg kicks off the Lenten season and our new series Instead of Me.
We encourage you to interact with others through these platforms as we offer a message of hope, more important now than ever. We are grateful for the opportunity to utilize technology to come together and look forward to worshiping with on Sundays!
We recommend that you give your offering and tithes online. Now is a great time to set up your giving account or recurring giving. Setting up your bank account payment method, minimizes fees and functions just like a paper check! Access online giving here. Although our activities may be curtailed for a time, our fixed expenses for our ministries, staffing, and building operations will continue. Thank you for your continued support!
All on campus meetings will be suspended until further notice. Union Chapel office hours will remain the same Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm and Friday 8:30am-Noon.
Look for further updates check this page, Union Chapel Facebook and Instagram social media pages. We will continue to monitor state and local recommendations to evaluate future gatherings.
We are making choices to love our community well and ask that you consider your neighbors, family and friends in finding unique and safe ways to serve those in need. Sharing the love and hope of Christ will prevail over fear as we all choose to respond in love.
II Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
No harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.