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What Happened

September 11
As we 19 years ago on September 11, Pastor Marcus offers a message and prayer.

September 6
See what didn't make into worship this summer by checking out the summer 2020 blooper reel.

August 26

Pastor Marcus and other members participated in the Car Rally for Racial Justice. The Rally called for an end to systematic oppression and violence against people of color, held in the parking lot of Saint Thomas a Becket Catholic Church in Reston. In an article by the Reston Patch, Pastor Marcus is quoted, "Unnecessary trouble will make our communities better. This global pandemic has exacerbated so many social, racial, and economic injustices that have played out in the world. And more specifically, alienated so many in our United States of America. Together, good people have been brought to a season of judgment on behalf of systemic wrongs."

August 21
The Justice & Peace Ministry Team (JPMT) hosted a Racial Justice Conversation, "What Can the Church Do?"

August 16
Sunday's message came from Black Lives Matter Plaza.

July 6-10
Children went to "Mars & Beyond" in virtual VBS, where they explored where the power of God can take them.

June 13
Showing our support for the Black Lives Matter Movement.

June 7
A blooper reel was put together. Check it out: 

June 7
Children continue to grow in their faith through Godly Play.

We collected food for Cornerstones, which assists local residents facing financial hardship.

May 31
We celebrated Pentecost and our 47th birthday!

May 30
As we mourn the unjust murder of George Floyd, Pastor Marcus, Rev. Nathan Hill and Pastor Beth offer a message and prayer for us. Join them in prayer:

May 6
UCP Preschool celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a parade of children cheering, signs, and honking car horns as teachers watched from their homes.  

April 12
Celebrating Easter through our online worship service.

April 9
How some of our members experienced our virtual Maundy Thursday meditation.

March 22
Enjoying online worship together.

March 22
Online Children's Ministry in Biblical Costume.

March 13
Getting ready for online worship!

March 8
We celebrated International Women's Day and Girl Scout Sunday!

February 9
The Chili Cook-Off! A total of $779 was raised to support the youth serving in mission this summer.

January 24
The Justice and Peace Ministry Team (JPMT) hosted a viewing of the documentary 13th about the U.S. prison system and the nation's history of inequality.

January 18
The Youth Group skied at Wisp Resort in McHenry, Maryland!

January 12
UCPraise! with "Blossom Where You're Planted," written by Joseph Bocchiaro.

January 12
We gave thanks Joe Bocchiaro for his service directing UCP’s praise band. The video is his original song “In This Age and Day.”

January 5
Pastor Beth was officially installed as co-pastor!

December 13
As one of our holiday serve opportunities, UCP hosted a toy drive through FISH. Toys were given to local families who face economic hardship.

December 11
Participants of Advent Quiet Day got away from the hustle and bustle of the season to spend personal time in prayer and meditation at the prayer stations around the Sanctuary.

November 26
We united in gratitude with local faith based organizations at an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Watch the full service on our Facebook Page.

October 31
The UCP Preschool staff dressed up as characters from Frozen.

October 26
The Fall Festival and Art & Craft Fair!

October 26
Sixty blankets were made at the Fall Festival with volunteers and the support of Project Linus. These blankets will go to Sentara Hospital in Woodbridge. 

October 17
A trip to Montpelier, organized by the Travel Ministry Team. 

October 4
We heard Russian music performed by LYRA, an a cappella group of four professional singers from St. Petersburg. 

September 30
The UCP Preschool celebrated the first month of a great school year with a Potluck Picnic and School Bag Blessing! Pastor Beth blessed over 50 school bags.

September 22
Did you see the UCP booth at Reston Town's Center DogFestDC? We were blessing our four-legged friends.

August 18
Volunteers shared laughter and lunch with residents of Lake Anne Fellowship House.

August 14
We believe in speaking truth to power. Some of our members protested today outside the NRA Headquarters in support of background checks and a ban on assault weapons.

August 11
As part of Works Sunday, 40 blankets were made for the babies of parents supported by Youth For Tomorrow.

July 14
The Vacation Bible Study students led worship.

July 11
The VBA students spent time with residents at Sunrise Senior Living. 

July 9
The Vacation Bible Adventure (VBA) students (5th & 6th graders) volunteered at The Closet, a non-profit thrift store in Herndon.

July 8-12
The Vacation Bible School students had a great week learning new songs, hearing Bible stories, meeting new friends and dancing!

June 22-30
The Youth Group Mission Team traveled to Puerto Rico, where they worked hard doing repairs, and most importantly, spread the love of Christ.

June 22
Members and friends go camping at Lake Fairfax.

June 9
Pentecost Sunday! We celebrated the birthday of the church and of UCP.

June 2
UCP was a proud co-sponsor of the second annual Reston Pride.

May 9
The talented Bobby Jo Valentine performed live! 

May 4
Did you see us at Reston Town Center's Pet Fiesta? We blessed many four-legged friends!

May 4
Walkers took part in the worldwide walk for peace at UCP's labyrinth.

April 26
Vocalist Masha Feygelson and her band gave us a night of R&B and Soul classics. Proceeds from the Benefit Concerts support communities affected by Cyclone Idai. 

April 21
We celebrated the Resurrection of Christ and God's love for all of us on Easter Sunday!

April 19
A meaningful Good Friday community service, co-hosted by UCP and Washington Baptist Church.

April 18
On Maundy Thursday, we held an interactive service of the Last Supper with dinner and communion. 

April 15
Holy Week Prayer Stations allow for a time of individual meditation and prayer.

April 4
It was a great a trip to Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, organized by our Travel Ministry team. 

March 20
Two of our volunteers prepare to make a meal for residents at the local Hypothermia Prevention Shelter.

March 6
On Ash Wednesday, our sinfulness before God and our human mortality were emphasized. Prayer stations were set up around the Sanctuary throughout the day.

March 3
The Youth Group helped lead worship and delivered the message at Children's Time.

February 10
The newly formed Gospel Choir sang in worship for the first time! We look forward to hearing more from them!

February 3
We welcomed our United Methodist United Methodist District Superintendent, Rev. Cathy Abbott and new members. 

February 2
The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington (PACOdc) performed Amadeus. The performance was part of our Concert Series.

January 25
The Youth Group spent the weekend skiing, tubing and engaging in winter fun together at Wisp Resort.

January 24
Chefs and sous-chefs make meals for residents at the Hypothermia Prevention Shelter.

Year in Review: 2018
A look back at 2018!
December 24
Communion at the 8 PM Christmas Eve service.

December 18
It was an afternoon of laughter, games and great food at the Staff Christmas Party.

December 12
It was a day of reflection, meditation and prayer for many who experienced Advent Quiet Day.

December 2
The handbell ringers performed All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey.

December 2
The Christmas Festival was a joyous, well-attended and uplifting event that got us in the Christmas spirit! We saw many of our music groups perform, including the liturgical dance group, Total Praise.

November 20
We united with our Muslim, Jewish and Christian neighbors and gave thanks give thanks diversity in our community at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. It was a beautiful service that included prayers, music and reflection from various faith traditions.

November 18
$5,492 given to the Harvest Offering to support Herndon-Reston FISH. The generosity of those at UCP continues to be remarkable! Learn more about this special offering:

November 3
The Reston Community Orchestra (RCO) gives UCP an award for our dedicated community service and support. On behalf of UCP, Pastor Marcus accepts the award.

October 27
We had so much fun the the Fall Festival, Art & Craft Fair and Preschool Open House. We raised over $1000 for FISH. a local non-profit helping residents facing financial crisis.

October 20

The Justice & Peace Ministry Team hosted the Fall 2018 Justice & Inclusion Conference. Workshop topics included the #MeToo Movement, climate change and gender. Check out highlights from the event. 

September 30
It was a beautiful day for Blessing of the Animals! We love our furry friends!

September 16
Pastors from our four denominations placed their hands on Pastor Marcus, as part of the Installation Service to officially welcome Rev. Dr. Marcus Leathers as co-pastor of UCP.

September 14
Reston's Divas Benefit Concert raised $2,815 to support Reston residents in crisis. It was a beautiful evening of music for the heart, soul and mind. Musicians include: Reston's Divas, Menda Ahart & Beverly Cosham, Michael Girdy, Sr., Misha Tumanov and Dave Tiller.

September 6
We are getting excited!

August 19
We love the children at UCP. During worship, there is a special time for children to hear a message.

August 19
As part of Works Sunday, volunteers enjoyed a yummy meal with the residents of Hunters Woods Fellowship House.

August 12

UCP supported the United to Love rally, sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. Below is a video Pastor Marcus took from the event:

August 11
We supported the Mindful Response hosted by the Western Presbyterian Church to rally around love and to mindfully respond to the hateful rallies of supremacist groups by writing messages, in chalk, of God's love.

August 11
Donors gave 21 pints of blood at the INOVA Bloodmobile that visited UCP.

July 14
It was an active week exploring Babylon at this years Vacation Bible School. Children crafted projects in the Marketplace, played Bible games, visited with Daniel, went sliding down water slides and made new friends along the way.

July 8
We are very excited to officially welcome Rev. Dr. Marcus Leathers as co-pastor!

June 29
UCP hosted Reston's Families Belong Together Interfaith Vigil.

June 13
We honored and celebrated Jane Plum, who is retiring on July 31, after serving for 14 years as Preschool Director.

June 2
UCP was  a proud co-sponsor of the first ever Reston Pride.

May 19
Pro Arte Chamber of Orchestra of Greater Washington (PACOdc) performed as part of the United Christian Parish's Concert Series

May 13
It was an important occasion for many of our youth taking the next step in their faith journey on Confirmation Sunday.

May 12
The Justice & Peace Ministry Team hosted the Social Justice & Inclusion Conference. Community members united to focus on advancing social justice, equality and peace through educational workshops and discussion. Various organizations and speakers were present.

May 5
Many of our four-legged friends received a blessing at Reston Town Center's Pet Fiesta.

April 22
We celebrated Earth Day and God's gift of the earth. The Youth Group led the Earth Day worship services. 

April 7
The heat was on at the chili cookoff. Attendees tasted various chili in support of Rise Against Hunger.

March 30
The cross on Good Friday.

March 25
A total of $9,811 was collected for One Great Hour of Sharing. The offering will be given to people facing disaster, domestically and internationally. 

February 25
Pastor Marcus gets on the floor during children's time to teach an important message on Jesus' love for His disciples and His children.

February 11
The Mardi Gras celebration was an evening of great entertainment! Over 130 people attended. We met new people, heard music from some of Reston’s top talent and enjoyed delicious food.

January 15
The Christian Church Capital Area-Disciples of Christ hosted their annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute & action service at UCP. The event ended with a panel discussing DrKing's legacy and its future implications.

January 11
Meals packaged at the November 19, 2017 Rise Against Hunger Event were shipped to the Dominican Republic.

December 15
As one of our holiday serve opportunities, UCP hosted a toy drive through FISH. Toys were given to local families who face economic hardship.

December 7
We put up the Christmas Tree in the Sanctuary, which is lit 24/7 during Advent to remind passersby that there is hope in the world. One can see the light from the street.

November 22
We gave thanks for diversity in our community. We celebrated in unity with our Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and Christian neighbors. an evening of unity as we give thanks for the diversity in our community. 

November 19
10,152 meals were made at the Young Adult Rise Against Hunger event. The meals made puts United Christian Parish as making a combined total of 163,084 meals made through Rise Against Hunger.

November 2
The Justice & Peace Ministry Team hosted a Racial Inclusion discussion in an effort to establish a platform to openly discuss race and how we can work as a community to be more inclusive. Pastor Marcus is wearing the hat that is used to facilitate whose turn it is to speak.

October 28
The third annual craft fair! From jewelry to paintings to quilts to wood pieces and more, the fair featured a variety of hand crafted items from juried vendors.

October 25
Genesis Choir, UCP's children's choir, celebrated Halloween rock star style.