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Advent 2020: We Believe Even When

"I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent."

- an anonymous Jewish survivor of World War II

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a hard year. A pandemic rages among us, claiming over 250,000 lives. Our economy has put people out of work. The cries for justice to be done ring loudly from our city streets. We are grieving, we are isolated, and we are anxious about the future. How can we celebrate Christmas with joy in this difficult time?

And yet Christmas is about the good news that God comes to us in our longest night, in our most difficult times. God comes to answer the prayers and groans of God's people.

This year, we will "fill the night with music and light" as we celebrate Jesus' coming and how we still believe, even in this challenging year.

You are invited to join us for our livestreams every Sunday morning at 10:45 AM and new outdoor gatherings at our Advent Community Wreath at 4:30 PM at our church campus. Both opportunities to worship will invite you to know the sacred and powerful presence of God, offering us hope, love, joy, and peace.

(posted November 24, 2020)

PG Plaza Day Center Has Moved

During our kitchen renovation, the PG Plaza Day Center will continue to serve walkup meals and limited laundry services at a new location:

6420 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782

The Day Center hours remain open from 2-4 PM, Tuesday and Thursday.

We are grateful to continue to be partners and supporters of this important ministry which serves vulnerable neighbors with resources and look forward to expanded capacity to assist anyone in need after the renovation is completed.

(posted November 13, 2020)

Employment Opportunity: Transitional Worship Music Intern

Position Announcement: Transitional Worship Music Intern

The Transitional Worship Music Intern is a part-time position vital to help our diverse congregation grow through music and worship. This position requires a gifted musician able to incorporate a variety of genres and styles, able to work with others to cultivate their gifts in pursuit of connecting to God. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many key responsibilities in this position will require knowledge and comfort recording professional and amateur musicians, mixing their contributions, and rendering a moving final product for Sunday live streams. This position is challenging and fun, an opportunity to add new skills and work with a mission-minded congregation. University Christian Church, founded in 1959 and located in Hyattsville, MD, is the church at the intersection of a loving God and diverse community. At UCC, we believe that God is calling us to be Christ-centered and Spirit-led, multi-racial and ecumenical, prayerful and compassionate.

Salary: $20-24,000 annually.

See job description attached for further details.

Interested applicants can apply by email to or mail to University Christian Church, 6800 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

Find out more info about us at

(posted September 2, 2020)

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Sundays @ 10:45am: Online Virtual Worship
Three ways to join in our virtual worship experience:

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(posted April 14, 2020)