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Lent: Scandalous Truth

The Lent theme for 2019 is Scandalous Truth. Just as he did 2,000 years ago, Jesus still promises, "Blessed is the one who is not scandalized at me" (Matthew 11:6). The challenge for us this Lent is to wrestle with the scandal of the Bible. Throughout Lent, we explore the theme of Scandalous Truth. 

There are many ways to engage spiritually this Lenten season. All are welcome! No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, or your familiarity with UCP, you are invited! If you have any questions about any of the events or would like more information, contact Pastor Beth Williams.

Sermon Series

Sunday Worship, March 10-April 21, 8:30 & 11 AM
You are invited for the Lent sermon series, Scandalous Truth.

Photo-A-Day Challenge

Engage in a creative spiritual discipline. Share your photo that relates to the day’s word (listed in image below) on UCP’s Facebook Page or use #lentucp to post on your own Instagram, or other social media account. Learn more


Journey through the gospel of Matthew. Daily readings and scriptures are posted here

Ash Wednesday Message

Hear Pastor Marcus's message heard at the Ash Wednesday service. He introduces Scandalous Truth. Listen here.

Small Groups & Classes

Followers of Jesus
A closer look at encounters between several people and Jesus, and how their experiences speck into our journey through Lent. Wednesdays, March 13-April 17, 10 AM

Soup Supper
Share a meal with your sisters and brothers in Christ before attending one of the three Thursday night Lenten opportunities. Thursdays, 6:30 PM March 14-April 11

Faithful Citizenship

Lenten devotion often focuses on the personal, but this study is different focusing on exploring our citizenship responsibilities as disciples and "faithful citizens." Learn more. Thursdays, March 14-April 11, 7:30 PM

As It Was In The Beginning - of the church that is
Immerse in the ancient world of the first through the fourth centuries, exploring ancient Christians and the ancient church. Learn moreThursdays, March 14-April 11, 7:30 PM

Practicing God's Presence
Take individual time for God with an hour of quiet prayer and meditation. Thursdays, March 14-April 11, 7:30 PM, Room 117

Bible 101
Engage with the scriptures of Matthew. Sundays, March 10-April 14, 9:50 AM, Room 117

Living Your Faith
An exploration of a credible Jesus for the third millennium and a conversation around the relevance of Jesus for today. Sundays, March 10-April 14, 9:50 AM, Room 113-114


One Great Hour of Sharing
Your gift enables the greater church to respond to the disasters and support community development efforts that enrich the lives of God's children around the world. A special Lent offering for One Great Hour of Sharing will be collected on April 14.

Holy Week 

Holy Week Prayer Stations
Spend time at various stations that focus on prayer and meditation. Come as your schedule allows. April 15-April 19, 9 AM-9 PM.

Maundy Thursday Service, April 18, 7 PM
Service with dinner and communion. An interactive service of the Last Supper.

Good Friday Service, April 19, 12 PM
Community service at United Christian Parish.

Easter, April 21

Worship Services, 8:30 & 11 AM
Service of the Resurrection. Learn more.

Easter Egg Hunt, 9:50 AM


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