Our Philosophy of Corporate Worship

Our highest aim at Uptown Church during our Sunday morning worship service is to bring glory and honor to our great God and King by worshiping Him in spirit and in truth. We seek to do this through songs of praise, hymns of tradition, confessions, the reading of Scripture, traditional creeds and prayers passed down by faithful fathers of the reformed faith and most importantly – the preached Word of God. The sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are a vital part of worship here at Uptown Church and we celebrate each once a month.

Our Belief About Worship

God calls us to a lifestyle of worship. We should live each moment of every day unto our Lord. He calls us to worship Him through being a transforming community, loving witness and helping neighbor.

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” ~ Psalm 1:1-2.

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” ~ Romans 12:1

The Sunday Morning Service is a vital element of worship for the Uptown community. During this time of worship, we seek to devote ourselves “to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

“not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” ~ Hebrews 10:25

Our Style of Worship

The musical style of Uptown is contemporary but also draws from the influence of traditional hymnody. We value new melodies and contemporary texts, but we also cherish the richness and depth of traditional hymns that have stood the test of time.

Our Teams for Worship

We have many dedicated volunteers who are involved on Sunday mornings. The following is a list of the possible opportunities to serve the Lord and Uptown Church through the Worship Ministry.

+ Musicians
Vocalists and instrumentalists assist in leading the congregation in worship on Sunday morning. We do not have a formula for instrumentation. We love to combine whatever instruments the Lord has provided for a sound that representative of our community. If you would like to use your musical gifts, whatever they are, to draw God’s people into an authentic response to all that He is, we want to explore how your gifts can be used at Uptown. Please fill out and submit this Worship Interest Form to help us gain valuable insight as to where you might be able to plug in. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:30 pm at the Great Aunt Stella Center.
+ Sound Technicians
Our sound and lighting are controlled each week by an A/V Lead on the mixing console.
+ Roadies
Volunteers set-up or tear-down the worship equipment and supplies approximately one to two times per month.
+ Stage Announcers
Individuals who deliver a warm welcome and our verbal announcements to the congregation before the Call to Worship on Sunday mornings.
+ Welcome Team
People who greet worshipers as they enter the sanctuary and collect the morning’s offering. These teams, which serve approximately 8 times per year, also perform miscellaneous tasks on their assigned Sundays.

If you have questions, please email our Worship Director, Jeremy Goodwyne.

If you are interested in serving in a musical or technical capacity, please fill out our Worship Ministry Interest Form.