The congregation, at the recommendation of the session, has voted to close The United Presbyterian Church of Watsonville with our final worship service being Sunday, January 5, 2020. This is a decision that was not taken lightly, we are grieving the loss of a congregation and worship experience that we love so dearly.
Hope of Resurrection in our midst:
UPC is in a unique situation. We are not closing because we have no other choice. We are closing with a fervent hope for future ministry in Watsonville. Recognizing the likely few remaining years we have as a congregation, we have voted to place our assets and property under the control of an Administrative Commission of the Presbytery of San Jose (our regional body). The AC will be working to establish new ministry in Watsonville. Ministry that will outlast the current iteration of Presbyterian ministry in Watsonville.
Please join us January 5, 2020 at 10am to:
Celebrate 160 years of United Presbyterian Church
Grieve together the loss of a community and worship experience that we love
And look forward to the new work God will do through our sacrifice