Creating Space

Creating Space begins on February 4th, 2024

Creating Space is a collection of hour-long, small gatherings that meet for 10 weeks before or after our weekly church service (unless otherwise denoted). These different groups will help equip you to practice the way of Jesus together. 

There are three different types of Creating Space groups from which you can choose: 

engaging with God groups, journeying together groups, and spreading hope groups. 

We will operate in three 10-week terms throughout the year—spring, summer, and fall. 

For a few weeks prior to each term, we will communicate the groups that will be offered for the upcoming term. We will ask people to look over these groups and prayerfully choose one of them that you would be willing to commit to for that term. Now just to be clear, when we say commit, we don’t mean that you have to be there every week, but we will ask that you don’t move around to different groups each week.

There is no pressure to join a Creating Space group, but we do want to extend the invitation to anyone at Union Center. Whether you are new to the church or you’ve been here for decades, we invite you to create space to practice the ways of Jesus together. 

Spring 2024 Creating Space Semester

Below are our Creating Space groups for Spring of 2024. You will find a variety of groups. Some are very informal and some require more commitment, yet each group, one way or another is essential to our mission as a church. Please look over each group and plan to show up for the one that you want to join for the upcoming semester. 

Childcare will be available for children (birth - 2nd grade) during all the Creating Space groups meeting after the Sunday service.

Book Study Group // Meets in UC Kid’s Volunteer Lounge on Sundays at 11:30am

This gathering will study the Deeply Formed Life by Rich Villodas. Purchasing the book is a requirement for this group. Here is a summary of the book. “Most of us live in a state of "being a Christian" without ever being deeply formed by Christ. "The Deeply Formed Life" is a road map to live in the richly rooted place we all yearn for: a place of communion with God, a place where we find our purpose amid chaotic times.” This book is a great next step from Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. It is encouraged that you purchase The Deeply Formed Life ahead of time and start reading the first chapter. Here is an Amazon link to the book:

Prayer Group // Meets in Prayer Room 137 on Sundays at 9am 

The prayer gathering meets on Sundays before the service to intentionally engage with God through prayer. Included in this prayer time, you will be invited to pray for the upcoming service, our church, and needs within the body.

UC < 35 // *meets on Wednesday from 7 - 9pm* at the UC Cafe Area

This is a group of 18-35 year olds. It is an open Bible study and discussion based group, currently studying Acts. (We have questions too!) Come chat with us about life with Jesus. Contact Jeremiah for more info: 607-759-9356