The Third Way: Jesus at the Center
January 17th, 2021
Watch or listen to Aaron's weekly teaching on Facebook or UPPC.org.Colossians 1:15-23Question from today's teaching: 1) When religion and tradition are not centered in Jesus, they are unhealthy.  Have...  Read More
The Third Way: The Way of Jesus
January 10th, 2021
The UPPC Blog will continue to offer a resource for further learning about Sunday's teaching.  But rather than reading a summary of the message, please visit UPPC.org or UPPC.org/media to watch or lis...  Read More
Incarnation: Emmanuel
December 20th, 2020
On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we continue our season-long meditation on "Incarnation."The adjustments we've had to make during the Covid pandemic have including at least some degree of isolation fr...  Read More
Incarnation: The Savior and Our Need for Saving
December 13th, 2020
You may not be surprised to learn that the word "Christ" is used in reference to Jesus...a lot.  (It's not even Jesus' last name!)  The word appears around 500 times in the New Testament!  But it is n...  Read More
Incarnation: Presidents and Kings
December 7th, 2020
The word “incarnation” isn't one we see or hear very often.  But it's more familiar than you might think.  In the middle is its root, carne.  It means "flesh."  So “incarnation” means “in the flesh.” ...  Read More
Advent, At Last
December 1st, 2020
Dr. Bo Helmich took our meditation to the end of the book of Isaiah this week as we welcome Advent and the anticipation of Jesus, the Messiah!  Advent basically means "coming," and contrary to the cul...  Read More
We Share: Tangible (Faith Commitment Sunday)
November 23rd, 2020
"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil" (From 1 Timothy 6:6-10, NIV).Paul wrote these words to Timothy, who was leading one of the new groups of Jesus followers in Ephesus.  But is it t...  Read More
We Share: Spontaneous
November 15th, 2020
Nehemiah's city and people are in disarray.  Sound familiar?  #2020.So he must gain people’s trust during unprecedented times.  How does he do it?  He gives of himself.This month we are focused on one...  Read More
We Share: Intentional
November 8th, 2020
Here's a quick recap of the story of Nehemiah so far:The people of Israel have been exiled to Babylon, then Persia.  The exile lasted about two full generations!  Imagine: if that happened to you, wha...  Read More
We Share: Local
November 2nd, 2020
You'd think it'd be easier for people to SHARE.  Right?  First of all, parents spend so much time trying to teach kids to share that surely parents must be freely sharing with others all the time.  Wh...  Read More
We Embrace Messiness
October 25th, 2020
"For when I am weak, then I am strong."These words of the apostle Paul have blessed (and perplexed) countless people throughout the ages.  For a man of Paul's background and calling as an apostle of J...  Read More
We Love Kids
October 13th, 2020
Summer projects -- they're a lot of fun to start, but often hard to finish.  That must have been true to the Nth degree with Nehemiah, the city wall of Jerusalem, and the much larger and harder projec...  Read More