All women of URC ages 12 and older are invited to the Annual Christmas Tea which will be held Monday, December 10 at 7 pm. Come join us as we celebrate our Savior and all gather together for a time of rejoicing, fellowship, and dessert. We are also in need of table hostesses/co-hostesses. Sign up in the lobby or online. Registration deadline is December 2. We hope you can join us for this special event!
A baptism service will be held Sunday, December 2. If you would like to have your child baptized, please fill out the form found here.
We are excited to announce the launch of Malawi Reformation Network (MRN). The vision of MRN is to support Reformed church planting efforts in Malawi, Southern Africa. MRN, in partnership with Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI and University Reformed Church (URC) will be providing scholarships and internships to Malawian men to study theology and do a pastoral internship as part of their preparations for ministry in Malawi. Currently, URC is the home church and base of MRN.
For full details of MRN’s vision and leadership, please visit our website reformationmalawi.org
URC’s Family Halloween party will take place Monday, October 29 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your kids for carnival games, crafts, snacks and trick or treating around the church. If possible please wear a costume and bring a bag of candy to share! Anyone who would like to volunteer to help can contact Steph.
Moms in Prayer is an international group with a mission to impact schools and children by gathering mothers to pray for their local schools. There are prayer groups for East Lansing, Mason and Okemos school districts. Please consider joining one of these local groups.
~ East Lansing K-8: Alternate Mondays, 9-9:45 am, contact Ashley Ahlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
~ East Lansing High School: third Thursday of the month, 8:15-9 am, contact Linda Wychers-Caldwell (email@example.com)
~ Mason K-12: Once a month, contact Rachel Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
~ Okemos K-12: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9-10 am, contact Margie Yang (email@example.com)
Get to know Kevin Phipps, URC’s new Assistant Pastor better through this conversational interview between him and Pastor Jason.
Theology and Practice: Meets every Saturday morning from 9-11 and covers biblical counseling model and methods e.g. understanding: people and their issues, what’s most deeply wrong with us, how the gospel speaks to all of life , and a biblical change process; understanding and practicing: how we care for and help people change. This class is open to all and would be helpful for all those who counsel, disciple, mentor, lead growth groups, teach, and do evangelism; as well as those who would like to be lay counselors at URC. The class begins October 6 and runs through February.
Issues and Observations: Meets every Friday afternoon from 4-6 and covers specific counseling issues (e.g. helping hurting people, depression and anxiety, anger and conflict, gender and sexuality, grief and hope, guilt and shame) and provides opportunities for peer counseling, observations, and feedback. This class is open to all who have had previous counseling training (including URC Theology and Practice) and/or experience. This class begins October 5 and runs through May.
To sign up for either of these classes, contact Pat Quinn by email, phone (351-6810 ext. 217) or in person.
URC is offering its Leadership Training Course this fall. If you are interested in growing in your knowledge of Scripture, your understanding of theology and your ability to minister the Word to those around you, we would love to have you take this class. The class is a prerequisite for those interested in serving URC as an elder or deacon one day, but it is not limited only to them. It is open to all members of the church-both men and women-with a heart to grow in leadership in the church. Classes will meet at 6:30 am every other Thursday morning beginning September 20 and ending March 7. If you would like to participate in this class, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please email Chip Cogan.
This 10 week class will begin September 9 at 9:15am in the Chapel. It is open to those who would like to learn more about the church and its beliefs and those who are interested in pursuing membership at University Reformed Church. If you would like to participate in this class, please fill out the form below.