United in Christ, Our Mission: To Serve

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Our Mission


The United Parish of Bowie welcomes followers of Christ from various backgrounds and at different points of their faith journey to join us to perform God's work in our community and the world.

Our Pastor

Reverend Chris Deacon began serving the United Parish of Bowie in October, 2014. Previously, Chris served as Pastor to two congregations in Farmington and Yates City, Illinois, where he also volunteered as a Firefighter and EMT.


Chris appreciates spending time with his wife (Heather) and daughter (Hannah), and enjoys cooking, reading, running, and watching television/movies. Additionally, he is a big Tennessee Titans fan, which proves Chris is an optimist who believes nobody is beyond redemption and grace!

SMA Walk


Third Annual UPB vs. SMA Walk 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

11:00 AM Walk

Followed By Block Party: food, games, a bounce house, face painting, crafts and more


We are hosting our 3rd annual UPB vs SMA fundraiser to benefit Cure SMA! This organization works to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer of infants and children. With the tremendous support received at fundraisers throughout the country like UPB vs SMA fundraiser, the first drug, Spinraza, was approved by the FDA in December 2016. 


Spinraza works to stop the progression of this devastating disease and may potentially improve strength. This drug has been life changing for those with SMA, especially for those children with Type 1. However, this is not a cure and there is still work to do! Cure SMA has been working to have SMA added nationally to the Newborn Screening Panel so that SMA affected newborns can be diagnosed and treated with Spinraza as soon as possible. Researchers are also working to find more treatment options and eventually, a cure. There are currently several more drugs in clinical development and one of them could be a cure. 


To Donate, Click Here

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All funds raised at this event will go directly to Cure SMA. 


2018 Art & Music Camp - Shipwrecked: Rescued For Jesus

Christian Education

Adult Sunday School

A setting for adults to develop deeper knowledge of Christianity through comprehensive Biblical analysis.

Children's Sunday School

An opportunity for children to learn about salvation through Jesus Christ and how to serve as disciples.

Seeds of Worship

A time for children and their families to grow in faith together through group activities and worship.

United Parish of Bowie Information​​​​​​​

Our Sermons

Podcasts of our sermons are available online, so potential members can become familiar with our services and congregants can stay connected when traveling.

Our Newsletters

Our Quarterly Newsletters provide detailed information on our Christian Education offerings, as well as updates on mission and service projects.

Our Calendar

Our calendar Lists all the upcoming United Parish of Bowie Programs and activities. Please consider joining us at our events--we would love to have you.