News and Events @ UPC


News at UPC 



Dear UPC Friends –

We hope all of you are staying safe and well.  It is an understatement to say that much has changed since we were last together. Even so, Sunday School classes have continued to meet by Zoom, committees and Session have kept the work of the church going and we have been able to find new ways to worship.  God has been present throughout and continues to be a source of hope in the midst of our uncertainties.  In this spirit of hopefulness, we have evaluated and, where needed, upgraded the UPC technology and safety precautions to the point that Session feels it is possible for us to return to in-person worship beginning on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

In making this decision, safety was our top concern.  PLEASE REVIEW PRECAUTIONS THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED to make this a safe experience for all:

  • There will be one worship service beginning at 10:00 AM Sunday morning.


  • Doors will open at 9:30 AM. Entrance and exit through one of the 3 Narthex doors ONLY. All other doors will remain locked.


  • Properly worn face masks are required for all preschool age children and older.  Those who do not or cannot wear a mask, should not attend at this time. Masks must be worn the entire time you are inside the building.


  • People will use hand sanitizer before entering the sanctuary. Contactless hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed at the Narthex entrances.


  • Seating will be spaced at least 6 feet apart and ushers will seat you (family groups will be seated together.) When the service is over, ushers will designate when you are to exit.


  • Each person will deposit their own offering in a designated location. We encourage all to continue to mail your Offering to the church, attention Susie Souders.


If you wish to attend, please make a reservation.  To make a reservation, contact Tawnya in the church office by phone (330.923.9735) or her if you have trouble you can call her cell at (216.978.1560) or email ( by 4:00 PM Thursday of each week.  

Those without reservations will be admitted as socially-distanced seating is available.

  • You will be asked for a count of how many plan to attend with you. 

  • You will also need to provide your contact information. 

  • These steps will help us manage socially distanced seating and provide information needed to conduct contact tracing if someone tests positive for Covid-19 after attending a UPC worship service. 

We understand that some folks aren’t yet ready to return to in-person worship. For those who do decide to attend, understand that you do so at your own risk. Please put safety first!  

Do not attend if you:

  •  have been exposed to someone with Covid-19,

    • have any of the symptoms of Covid-19

    • have a fever of 100.3 or higher

    • are feeling sick in any way.

It’s exciting to offer this option for in-person worship! Worship will continue to be available online, streaming the service as it occurs at 10 a.m. or thereafter at your convenience.


We continue to be United in Christ, In Love and In Service.


The Session 



2819 Hudson Dr.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221