All Are Welcome
Every person is valued and welcomed – the ground at the base of the cross is level and we welcome you here. In one of our favorite hymns we sing "All are welcome in this place." We embrace this and live it in the UPG.
What To Wear?
Come as you are. Some people like to dress up and others wear jeans. Please wear what you are comfortable in.
Tips For Visiting
Arrive about 10 minutes beforehand – you’ll have time to park and find a seat before worship begins. There is music beforehand to provide a time for prayer and reflection.
Children are always welcome in worship! Children enjoy a special children’s message from the pastor each week, after which they may then attend Children’s Church which includes age-appropriate stories and activities. Kids come back to join their families for communion.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are worship celebrations like in the United Proclamation of the Gospel?
Our worship celebrations are traditional in nature, yet very dynamic and spirit filled. Characterized by strong music ministry and biblical preaching, our celebrations are designed to give praise to our God, lift your spirits, deepen your faith, and give you support and encouragement to help strengthen your faith during the course of your week. A special “Children’s Church” is available after the pastor’s “young person’s message” which is designed to help your children worship God in age appropriate ways.
Do I need to do anything special to worship at the UPG?
Definitely not. Everyone is welcome to worship here whether you’ve been attending church your whole life, or whether this is your first time visiting a congregation. Should you have questions about membership, we’re glad to answer them. But that’s on your timing.
Do I need to be Lutheran to attend services or to join the church?
Again, definitely not. The United Proclamation of the Gospel is a Christian congregation in the Lutheran tradition and we have sisters and brothers in Christ from a variety of church (and non-church) backgrounds. Over time, you’ll likely learn a bit more about why we’re grateful for our Lutheran tradition and heritage, but as you’ll see that’s because it helps us understand and live our faith in our daily lives.
Is there someone I can call to ask some other questions?
Sure. If you have questions about the United Proclamation of the Gospel in general or in about joining our church, you can contact Pastor Jerry Kulp or Executive Assistant Ms. Kelly Cascario [(610) 867-0519].