UPC values, appreciates, and respects men. If you’re willing to put yourself out there and get plugged in, we believe you’ll be glad you did. Hundreds of men call UPC their church home and find it to be a place where they have been able to make friends, use their talents and abilities to serve, and experience the joy of spiritual growth. Below are some ways men are able to connect and grow spiritually at UPC.
Ways to CONNECT
Men's Fellowship Lunch:
If you're looking for an easy way to meet some guys that attend UPC, drop in on our weekly men's fellowship lunch. The group meets at the Waterford Lakes Gators Dockside every Friday at noon. While this lunch isn't a Bible Study, it is an opportunity to hang out with some of the men at our church who are very welcoming and excited to help new guys find genuine community at UPC. For more info contact Eglin.
Forge - Weekly Bible Study:
On Tuesday mornings at 7am, roughly 100 men from the East Orlando area gather for the Forge Men's Bible Study at Canterbury Retreat Center (1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765). Each week they hear an engaging speaker teach on a topic relavent to men and then they discuss what they've learned in smaller groups. Several of UPC's men attend each week. If you come, just ask where the UPC table is. You don't need to bring anything except a Bible and a desire to learn. For more info, you can email Pastor Matt.
Work Matters - Monthly Business Lunch:
Every month we host a lunch for business men & women in the East Orlando area. This month we are meeting at Freddy's on University Blvd on Friday, May 4, at 12:00 p.m. Come enjoy a lunch with a brief Bible Study on a topic relevant to people in the working world. It’s a great easy step toward finding friends and fellowship at UPC. Click here to sign up for the upcoming lunch. Or text the word "work" to 407-984-4880.
Join us every year for a night of friendly competition on the lanes of Boardwalk Bowl. Register here.
Ways to GROW
At UPC, one of our core values is genuine community. One of the best ways to experience this at UPC is to join one of our Community Groups. These groups are UPC’s primary means of shepherding our membership and building genuine community. Many of our groups are a mixture of singles and married couples. We've designed them to be a place for anybody to find the genuine community we all long for. To join a group, fill out an online registration form. You can also visit our Group Finder to contact a Community Group leader in your part of town.
Most of today's mature Christian men have benefited greatly from the time-tested, biblical (2 Tim. 2:2), experience of one-on-one (or life-on-life) discipleship. If you've never had someone intentionally mentor you and teach you how to follow Jesus, you likely have no idea just how life-changing this kind of discipleship can be. It provides a safe environment where men can ask hard questions and get truly helpful answers. It also provides a clear path to spiritual maturity. A spiritually mature man is filled with joy, meaning, and purpose. If you want to be discipled in this way, contact our Pastor of Discipleship, Mike Osborne.
"The Gathering" is the name of our Sunday adult fellowship time. It takes place in the Education Annex Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Enjoy a cup of coffee, share, and get to know people better while studying God's Word in an interactive setting.
The Gathering happens each Sunday at 9:00am in the Education Annex. Here’s the menu of choices for adults during the fall of 2018:
Room 1: Parent Community for parents of kids in Grade 5 and younger
Room 2: Prayer Community for all interested in praying for our ministries, worship service, staff, and congregation
Room 3: Parent Community for parents of kids in Grade 6 and older
Room 4: Mobilize (a 7-week class for anyone interested in discipling others, begins September 9)
WANT TO HELP SOMEONE GROW IN CHRIST?
We are offering “Mobilize,” a 7-week training class that will equip you to disciple others. To disciple someone at UPC means to meet with and share your life with another person of the same gender, for the purpose of helping that person grow in spiritual maturity. It’s an intentional, life-on-life relationship designed to prepare the disciple to disciple others. You will learn how to use materials approved by UPC to discover where a person is spiritually and to help that person move along in his or her spiritual journey. Perhaps the greatest benefit of discipling another person is that YOU will grow spiritually! To experience Mobilize, join us in the Annex, Room 4, beginning September 9 at 9:00am.