While our theologies are joyfully different, don't we all see Christ as a caring shepherd? Can you imagine sitting in the sanctuary of Union Avenue Christian Church and not seeing this magnificent depiction of JESUS AS THE GOOD SHEPHERD standing among his flock and looking out over our Chancel Choir? It's very difficult to imagine our chancel without the comforting words of Psalm 23 ever-present and the dappled shades of blue and red and green and gold spilling out to color our celebration of worship.Read More
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EVER SINCE THE VOICES OF OUR EARLIEST ANCESTORS CALLED OUT to the Great Mystery, sacred music has been woven into the tapestry of the human experience. Combining sounds to communicate our deepest musings and accompany our search for meaning and communion have long been integral to our spiritual practice, and a great host of instruments found themselves companion to the human voice.Read More
This SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, we celebrate WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY with communities around the globe gathering at Christ's Table, seeking Christian unity, ecumenical cooperation, and a call to a life of generosity. Beginning with World Communion Sunday and the four weeks following, we turn our attention to a five-week stewardship focus – "WHAT SHALL WE BRING?" – as we seek to be the best stewards of God's love through all the many ways we give of ourselves.Read More
Just as nature has its yearly seasons, the Church also has its seasons that help move us through the liturgical year, seasons that focus our attention on a particular aspect of our relationship with God. During the month of September, the SEASON OF CREATION takes its place alongside those of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and other such celebrations.Read More
Beginning this past May, we began a process of selecting our favorite hymns among the congregation of Union Avenue Christian Church. We carefully considered the hymns that resonate with our personal faith journeys, submitted our ballots, compiled the results into our TOP 40 COUNTDOWN, and then we sang four of those hymns each Sunday, beginning in June. We started with #40 and we sang four songs each week until we arrived at #1.Read More