The location of Upsala Presbyterian Church suggests its identity as a house of prayer in the midst and at the intersection of the life of hustle-and-bustle.  Our location for the past 130 years (since 1891) declares that we are a "serious house on serious earth," a house whose very presence transcends its place, a place that is holy not because we say it is holy but because, in the words of I Kings 8:29, "My name shall be there."  This place is holy because it has been consecrated by generations of prayers and praises.  God has been sought and found here, and extraordinary transactions have transpired.  As Jacob said of his encounter with a space not all that dissimilar to this one, "This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." (Gen. 28)  Upsala Presbyterian Church is the place where we have permission to meet God and God has an invitation to meet us, and certainly that can happen anywhere, but it must and does happen here. We express this conviction in our worship, which is our chief work every day and especially on Sunday, for worship is not what we do while we are waiting to do more important things--- worship is the most important thing that we can do. And that is why we work so hard at it, and take it so seriously.

Upsala Presbyterian Church

A Fellowship of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

101 Upsala Road

Sanford, Florida 32771

 

Telephone:  407-330-2635

E-mail:  upsalachurch@bellsouth.net



 

Rev. Wendell H. Colson, Jr.

Stated Supply Minister

 

Debbie Gunther

Church Secretary

Welcome to this church!No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here at Upsala Presbyterian Church.  If you are young or old, you are welcome.  If you have brown skin, black skin, white skin, or any color skin, you are welcome.  If you are married or single, you are welcome.  If you are a man or a woman, you are welcome.  If you cannot hear or see, you are welcome.  If you are sick or well, you are welcome.  If you are happy or sad, you are welcome.  If you are rich or poor, powerful or weak, you are welcome.  If you believe in God some of the time or all of the time, you are welcome.  You are welcome here!  Come with your gifts, your pain, your hope, your fears.  Come with your experiences that have made you and broken you.  Come with a mind, ready to engage, and a heart, open to discern.  Come and listen for the Holy Spirit of Christ that calls you to love your neighbor wholeheartedly, seek justice, create peace and practice compassion.  You are welcome!

 

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