The tradition of lifelong religious education at Union Avenue Christian Church dates back to the church’s founding. It was Dr. James M. Philputt, Union Avenue’s first senior minister, who nudged the congregation into examining the Bible in new ways — consistent with “modern scholarly interpretation.” Today’s study opportunities remain true to that early influence and encourage individual study and interpretation of scripture.
A Commitment to Lifelong Learning through Christian Education
Members and friends of the congregation are involved in a growing small group ministry. Some of these meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning but many others meet throughout the week. Book studies, Biblical studies, work groups (e.g., tutoring, collecting food for needy neighbors, hosting mission groups), art groups and exercise/walking groups are just some of the offerings. We are all journeying in faith and find ourselves at many places, and yet all of us are trying to deepen and grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
We invite you to join us Sunday mornings at 9:30.
Elementary Class — This class for elementary-age young disciples meets in room 210 on our second floor. Each week we begin with a time of singing and learning songs followed by an adventure through the Bible (using the Deep Blue children’s curriculum). Tom O'Brien leads this class; he is assisted by Lauren Frato and Julia O'Brien.
Preschoolers – Our young ones meet in room 211 each Sunday for singing, a short lesson and creative activity related to favorite Bible stories. Michelle Mueller leads this class: she is assisted by Simran Singh.
Nursery/Toddlers – Our toddlers enjoy a short story time and activity each Sunday morning as well as play time. Our nursery is located on the first floor, adjacent to the sanctuary.
All our children’s classes are staffed by church members serving as teachers in addition to church childcare staff. At least two adults are present with our children at all times for safety and supervision.
Homebuilders Class — This class’ roots extend back to the 1930s when some of its members began meeting together as the “Interpreters.” Each week they gather to engage theological issues relevant to the modern world through the lens of the Bible. The Homebuilders meet in the Campbell Memorial Chapel on the first floor of our building.
Second-Floor Class — Join this lively class as they examine contemporary issues against a backdrop of lectionary-based Bible study. This group receives a weekly email message illuminating scripture, and, often, the discussion begins online before gathering for Sunday morning conversation. The Second Floor Class meets in room 207 on the second floor of our building.
Sunday school – 9:30 a.m.
Morning worship – 10:45 a.m.
Nursery care is provided adjacent to our sanctuary 9:30 – noon
Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers
Faith and Daily Life Class
Our well-lighted parking lot is located directly behind (west) our building, which is located at the corner of Union Boulevard and Enright Avenue.
Our building is wheelchair accessible.
Choir rehearsal is Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. … all are welcome to participate.
Michael Riggs, senior minister
Scott Schoonover, music director