Join us in worship as we welcome journalist, author, and speaker Jeff Chu who will preach a sermon entitled, “Our Hope and Our Help” based on Psalm 42 and 43.
In his life, Jeff asked himself countless times since he was a kid, “Does Jesus really love me?” As Jeff approached high school, he realized he was gay. Over time, while he prayed for God to change who he was, Jeff threw himself into his work to escape his inner turmoil and realized he was a gifted storyteller who loved talking with people from all walks of life. A few years ago, Jeff found himself on the road, searching for the answer to his long-held question across America, as he interviewed everyone from nice church ladies to members of the Westboro Baptist Church.
During worship, Jeff will explore the power of love. As Jeff talked to more and more people about their spiritual beliefs, he concluded that yes, even though Jeff doesn’t feel like it some days, Jesus does love us all. And if we believed He did, we would speak differently, tweet differently, love differently – in a nutshell, believing we’re loved would transform our lives.
Our worship promises to be warm, welcoming, and accepting. At University Presbyterian Church we give voice to an engage spirituality drawing from our Presbyterian heritage and striving to create a safe place for all people to explore their faith, regardless of ethnicity, creed, age, cultural background, or sexual orientation or identity. We seek to give authentic expression to our faith as it relates to our daily lives and contemporary culture. Our worship is made relevant through sermons, prayers, music, readings (biblical, ancient and contemporary), guest speakers, and participation from the congregation. In our desire to be welcoming and inclusive, we have an all gender restroom.
In the summer between Memorial Day and Labour Day, we have one worship service in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am. Starting Sunday, September 8, 2019, we will return to having two worship services on a Sunday at 9:30 am and 11:00 am.