Over the years, Union Presbyterian Church has been strongly involved in many different mission projects. Below are some of the ONGOING programs Union is involved in-

Following the Spirit
  • During 2018, Union Church began a discernment process to discover new ways the church might live out it's Mission Statement- "Seeking to Know Christ and to Make Christ Known" because of changes to the demographics surrounding the church and a desire to reach out in more ways to our community. Please follow this link to read more about Union Church is following the guidance of the Holy Spirit in exciting new ways!


Local Missions
  • Lingerfeldt school initiative: Union is in the third year of a partnership with Lingerfeldt elementary school in Gaston County. The church is helping in a variety of ways to meet student needs and encourage parents and teachers

  • Service Sunday: Once a year, Union takes a Sunday off from “regular worship” to “be the church” in the community, providing service opportunities for all the ages.

  • Mission Grants/ Cradle to the Cross: This program was started originally from the Finance Committee to help encourage individuals with their personal stewardship of their time, finances, and gifting. Individuals partner with another to do a service project of their choosing in the community. Mission grant money is available for those teams.

  • Crisis Assistant Ministries: In May, Union collects non-perishable goods for CAM (a local food bank). The children of the church "sell" pre-purchased goods to church members at our own “Loaves and Fishes” grocery store.

  • Bingo @ Terrace Ridge: Every 3rd Thursday at 4:00, Union leads Bingo at a Terrace Ridge, a local Retirement Center.

  • Habitat for Humanity: each fall, Union works with Gaston Area Presbyterian (gap.wncpresby.org/) churches to build a home through Habitat for Humanity.

Global Mission
  • Malawi: Union supports work in the areas of health care and children’s education in Nkhoma, Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa. The hospital in Nkhoma and its 9 satellite rural clinics support 5 full-time doctors who serve 350,000 people. Ebenezer School was started initially to help retain staff with children at the hospital. It is now one of the outstanding schools for local Malawians.