Monday, March 3, 2008

A New Ministry Action Plan - UPC moves forward!

As Christians we are called together and empowered by the Holy Spirit to study, worship, love and serve God. We are a community of people within the Presbyterian Church (USA) who represent a variety of backgrounds, cultures, ideas and faith experiences. God challenges us to be a dynamic group of Christians which accepts each member’s unique contribution and celebrates the richness of our diversity. We believe our purpose as a congregation is to:

I. strengthen our faith and spiritual commitment,
II. to nourish each other in Christian fellowship,
III. and to spread the Good News through mission and witness.

We believe that we honor our long, rich history when we listen and respond to our community and world’s current calls for help and seek to engage others on our discipleship journey.
The United Presbyterian Church is in the process of moving forward and exploring every opportunity to serve our community of Plainfield, NJ. With great joy, unparalleled enthusiasm, and willingness to be open to the leading of the Spirit of God, UPC is on the move! Come and See what God has done and is doing as we move towards 200 Years of Continuous Service to our God, to our Community, to the World!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Where God is exalted, Everyone Matters and YOU belong!

The United Presbyterian Church of Plainfield is a community of faith that is moving forward by the power and Spirit of the Living God. We are constantly called to renew our strengths and resolve in becoming a blessed church in the midst of a changing society. The blessed church sees itself as the body of Christ. Nothing else in the world is like a church. The church is a body, not a business. It is an organism, not an organization. It is alive! In 1 Corinthians 12 Paul outlines a vision of the church as a living, breathing, acting body with Christ as its head. Our challenge as we move forward is to continue praying and serving in the presence of the Almighty and let God take care of the results.