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Sunday Morning Worship Services are at 8:30 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m.

For your assistance during worship with us, a well-staffed nursery and child care facility are available in rooms beneath the sanctuary. You are invited to leave your young children with these caregivers during worship.

University Presbyterian Church is located at 209 East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. Convenient parking is available in the Rosemary Street parking deck and in the parking lot adjacent to the Morehead Planetarium.

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Our Mission

The following statement of purpose was revised by the Session of University Presbyterian Church on September 9, 1993.

Founded and built upon a strong faith in God's providence,
While trusting in God's abundant goodness and grace,
University Presbyterian Church faces the future
in joyful reliance upon God's Spirit
and in willing obedience to God's Word.

It is our belief that God calls us to be Christ's community
of faith and moral discourse in Chapel Hill and the University.

Worshipping with enthusiasm and joy.
Proclaiming God's truth with boldness and confidence.
Providing a wellspring of care and nurture for the church family.
Equipping all members for ministry in today's world.
Celebrating the diversity that exists among us.
Reaching out with compassion and love to all who are in need in our congregation, in our local community and in the world beyond.
Constantly seeking peace and justice for all of God's children.

Inclement Weather Policy

It is the policy of University Presbyterian Church to hold Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. without exception. However, we urge all persons to use prudence in deciding whether they can safely travel to services. No person should feel an obligation to travel to worship or church school if weather conditions make walking or driving dangerous. This counsel includes church school teachers, ushers, choir members, and any others involved in church activities.

Church school and meetings other than worship services may be cancelled if weather conditions become unfavorable. Chairs of committees should communicate with committee members if meetings are cancelled or postponed.

The church office may close when weather conditions present a danger for travel. Messages on the church answering machine and website will provide information about office closings and other cancellations.

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Latest update: 2011/10/26

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