Monday, March 16, 2020 at 9:00 PM
All activities held at the church building will be canceled for the foreseeable future except the church office and the Drive Up Food Pantry.
EWE Drive Up Food Pantry hours:
Wednesday, March 18, 4-5:30 pm
Friday, March 20, 9-11 am
Monday, March 23, 9-11 am
Wednesday, March 25, 4-5:30 pm
Food need is ongoing. Donations will continue to be received at the bins in front of the church building.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 3:40 PM
Wanted to send a quick reminder about tomorrow, and a heads up about the days to come.
Sunday Morning: We will meet on Facebook Live at 9 am Sunday. We will NOT meet at the church campus Sunday. We will broadcast our service live at 9 am on Facebook. This broadcast will include a time of music and preaching. Afterwards, still on Facebook live, there will be a very brief time for kids and families led by our Uniontown kids ministry. The sermon will be posted on our website around noon on Sunday.
Please be patient. The number of churches around the country that will be emergency streaming on Facebook tomorrow remains to be seen, but by best estimates it will be exponentially more than ever before. This means Facebook may have streaming issues. We will be doing our best with what we have, but will need your patience as we navigate the challenges that may pop up.
We certainly understand that not everyone has Facebook. However, with only a few days notice, it’s our best option at this point. If you know of someone that doesn’t have the best internet service, or is not on Facebook, it would be amazing for you to invite them into your home to participate in the service with you.
If you don't have a Facebook account and you can't see the Livestream at 9am, you can still view the service later in the morning by going to Facebook.com/uniontownbible.
Please share our Facebook Live event when it becomes available. Tomorrow’s message is focused on being encouraged, and encouraging those around us.
This is an extremely fluid situation. Please know we are making the best decisions we can with the information we have at the time. However, when that information changes, we are forced to adjust. Your flexibility is appreciated as we navigate this mess.
Finally, stay tuned. We are working on some exciting opportunities to serve the local community. This is the moment the church demonstrates it isn’t a country club, when things are difficult and her people step up to serve the vulnerable in our community. A lot more information is coming about that…
We love you, church. We are praying for you, and we appreciate your prayers as we seek to make much of Jesus through these days and weeks.
On behalf of the Elder Team and Staff of Uniontown Bible Church
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:58 PM
With the latest information and now a confirmed Corona Virus case in Carroll County, we are being advised to not hold the PG Conference at Uniontown Bible Church on Saturday, March 14. We will cancel this event and reschedule at a later date. We will work with registrants to refund money if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date. Thanks for your cooperation. Stay safe!
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Good Morning, Uniontown Family.
Following Governor Hogan’s press conference and resulting directives, our church leadership met Thursday night and made the following decisions related to church activities:
- Sunday Morning: We will meet on Facebook Live at 9 am Sunday. We will NOT meet at the church campus Sunday. We will broadcast our service live at 9 am on Facebook. This broadcast will include a time of music and preaching. Afterwards, still on Facebook live, there will be a very brief time for kids and families led by our Uniontown kids ministry. The sermon will be posted on our website around noon on Sunday.
- PG Conference: This Saturday, March 14, we are hosting the PG Conference at the church campus. Because the attendance numbers are below the mandated maximum we will still hold that event.
- Community Groups: We are leaving this decision to your individual leaders and group. You may decide to meet or not meet in this time.
- Church Group or Ministry Meetings: You may meet at the discretion of the leader. The leaders of each group will communicate their decision.
- Wednesday Nights (TeamKID, Youth Ministry): Our next leadership meeting will be Monday evening. We will make the final decision then on whether or not to hold Wednesday night activities.
- Sports Activities (Volleyball, Basketball, Yoga): Our next leadership meeting will be Monday evening. We will make the final decision then on whether or not we host the scheduled athletic activities.
That’s a lot to swallow, isn’t it? We are in the beginning of what will prove to be a memorable and historic few weeks in our country. The irony isn’t lost on me that one of my main points for this coming Sunday’s message was going to be - Christians need to be good citizens. It is our hope and intent to do just as that as a church over the next few weeks.
But Uniontown, we are being called on to be more than just good citizens in the next few days. It is in these moments of confusion and despair that we can shine the light. We can serve those around us because, to coin a phrase, we trust God and wash our hands.
Let me encourage you to be looking for ways to serve those around you. I was reading an update from a friend who has be quarantined in the eye of this COVID-19 storm for 50 days. I think she captured my thoughts better than I could:
As a nurse, my heart and prayers are with my friends, classmates, and co-workers who will stand on the front lines of this virus in the states. Out of respect for them, wash your hands often and stay home if you possibly can. Don’t do this out of fear, do it out of love. Esteem someone else’s needs as higher than your own. You can trust me when I say that staying home for a few days....or even weeks wont be as bad as you think.
Don’t forget to be kind. When you get groceries for yourself, help someone who is older or at higher risk or who has less resources than you to get some also.
Spend more time reading your Bible than you do watching the news. Keep it in perspective and keep running back to Jesus.
Psalm 37:3 tells us to "Trust in the Lord, and do what is good.” May we love people well through this time. Love you, church family. Looking forward to catching up on the Facebook Live stream at 9am on Sunday.
On behalf of the Elder Team and Staff of Uniontown Bible Church