News & Events
This week in the UPG
Sunday November 29 - First Sunday of Advent
Monday November 30
7:00 PM Coffee & Conversation (Zoom)
Tuesday December 1
9:00 AM Staff Meeting (Zoom)
Wednesday December 2
7:00 AM Fellowship Meeting
Pastor Christopher deForest is elected Bishop
It is with great pleasure that we share with you that this past weekend the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod elected a new Bishop who will begin his ministry among us on January 1, 2021. We thank Bishop Samuel Zeiser for his incredibly faithful ministry among us as our bishop for the past 12 years. We look forward to sharing ministry with Bishop elect Christopher deForest. See the Biography for Pastor deForest here.
Golf Outing is Canceled
The Frank J. Scheck Memorial Golf Outing scheduled for 8:00 AM, August 20, 2020, at Whitetail Golf Course, has been cancelled. The golf committee felt that with the uncertainty of the covid -19 pandemic, moving forward with the outing, at this time, would not be in the best interest of all involved.
The committee plans to resume the outing on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Please save the date!
For now, wash your hands, wear a mask and social distance! Stay safe!
May 30, 2020 - "Path to Unity"
On May 30 Leaders of the United Proclamation of the Gospel Parish and St. John's Windish Lutheran Church met to explore the path to uniting our communities of faith. From the UPG side this action was based on the December 2019 vote at Congregation Meetings to enter into a Parish Agreement. Here is an excerpt from the cover letter announcing this vote:
If a "Yes" vote is cast in this process, the voter is sharing her/his desire to continue
in our current arrangement with an understanding that the leadership of the UPG will be guided by the visioning report (dated Feb. 12, 2019). This report expressed a desire, at some point in the future, to create a single congregation.
The people of the United Proclamation of the Gospel Parish voted 133 in favor of moving forward with only 4 opposition votes.
You can read the minutes of this retreat here. We will need many members to help in the planning process. Please consider helping according to your interests when the call comes.