Our Interim Pastor
Reverend Sandra Larson
Our Interim Pastor, Rev. Sandra Larson is a longtime pastor with experience as an Interim Pastor in several congregations. She comes to this church from Seattle.
Sandy is committed to help our congregation:
deepen the already strong sense of caring for one another engendered by being part of God's beloved family.
expand the church's longtime dedication to serving the local community with the Food Pantry.
to help the church focus on meaningful spiritual growth and serving in today's complex world.
Pastor Sandy is convinced that vibrant churches are inspired by vibrant spiritual growth.
Session members, Elders, are elected to oversee the preaching of the Gospel, insure the continuity of Sacraments, to nurture the community of believers, and to lead the church financially and organizationally.
Back Row (L to R): Mike Albright, Dave Young, Theresa Cotanche, Bob Beams, Hannah Johnston, Jim Alber, Nancy Thomas, Paul Hill, James Phillips, and Rev. Mason
Front Row (L to R): Karen Olson, Yvette Picard, Carla Loy Song, Tara Whitehouse, and Debby Hill
Ordained deacons are called, according to the the Book of Order, to a ministry of "compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming life of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress".
(L to R): Jane Miller, Pam Albright, Brittany Brooks, Kathy Barry, Sue Young, Sally Coates, and Susan Sloat.
Richard Smith is a native Newburgher. He came to Union in 1977, when the First United Presbyterian Church merged with and into Union Church. He served on the first Session of the merged church, and since that time has served the church in many different roles. He has been the Treasurer since 2014.
Our Music Program
Margaret Small, music director, organist, and pianist
Dr. Margaret Small is our music director, organist, and pianist. Margaret is a brilliant and versatile organist and pianist. She is also a gifted choir director who brings natural encouragement, enthusiasm, and humor to the choir. Margaret has been our music director and organist for many years. The whole congregation is extremely grateful to have her talents in our midst.
Choir: New members welcome! This is a great opportunity to sing and learn from a welcoming and exceptionally gifted choir director and meet new friends. Rehearsals are usually Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 9:30 am.
Nancy Stelling, Bell Choir director