Worship with Us
- Sunday school classes — 9:00 a.m.
- Worship at Union Presbyterian in the sanctuary — 10:30 a.m.
- Youth Group — Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m.
Union Presbyterian welcomes a new pastor! The Reverend Holly Haines accepted the call extended to her by the church and began her role as pastor on 20 September 2010. Rev. Haines was ordained at First Presbyterian, Amarillo, Texas, on August 19, and was installed on September 26th.
Children's Choir meets at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Children aged 4-12 are welcome. Please contact Sheri Gifford for more information (754.2072).
Backpack Blessings Project Help children who need nutritious meals on weekends. For $6.00, each child is provided 6 meals in a backpack that goes home with them on the weekend. Union Presbyterian Church is serving two Powell grade schools with this program. Donations in any amount are appreciated.
Loaves & Fishes Update Peggy Snyder reports that this summer has been extremely busy, with 106 families and 382 people served in August. The Annual Food Drive is schedule for October 17, and we are hoping your youth group will be able to participate in canvassing the community. The shelves are low and we are in need of everything. Please contact Marj Cruz for more information at 754-3414.
Deacons' Note: If you know someone who would like a visit from our Deacons, please call the church office (754.2491) or the moderator of the Deacons, Judy Showalter (754.4618). Thank you!
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Union Presbyterian Church is to serve and glorify God.
.: by preaching and teaching the word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all ages, within the church and in the world, and by ministering to their spiritual, physical, intellectual, and emotional needs;
.: by creating an open and caring environment which promotes fellowship, spiritual growth, and stewardship (time, talent and treasure) and which encourages the healthy exchange of differing points of views; and
.: by offering worship, prayer, and study opportunities to stimulate the desire to empathize with and meet the needs of local and world communities.
About Union Presbyterian
Before Powell was founded, when it was still a camp of government employees and laborers, the pastor of Cody Presbyterian Church held bi-monthly nondenominational services in Powell. Subsequently, both Powell and Union Presbyterian Church were founded in 1909.
The church organized on February 14, 1909, with 23 members who came from 13 thirteen different denominations, hence the name Union.
By October 1909, Union Presbyterian held services in the town's first church building--a 39' by 50' basement with windows and a canvas roof. When the 1909 community Christmas program was held at the church, the overflow crowd of cowboys watched outside through the opened windows and threw in money when the collection was taken.
Since those early days, Union Presbyterian grew to as many as 830 members in the early 1950s, when it constructed a church of native sandstone. Since then, the congregation has declined to 300 members, yet we remain a people who are dedicated to the service and glory of God.