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.

What We Believe

  • We believe in the one God in three: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that all human beings are made in the divine image.
  • We believe that this loving and holy God inspired the prophets and apostles to write the authoritative word of God contained in the Old and New Testaments.
  • We believe that we live in a fallen world and that we are fallen people in need of God's grace for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • We affirm our commitment to serve God by living holy and joyful lives.
  • We embrace our Reformed tradition, but we also seek to create a nurturing Christian community where all will be encouraged to search, explore and grow in their faith as they are led by God.
  • As a community of faith, we seek to engage in concrete acts of service to others and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.

Our Vision

At UPB, we believe God is calling us to:


  • Be welcoming to all followers of Christ, from varied cultures, and/or religious backgrounds

We are a unity church in the reformed tradition of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ

Members affirm the Lordship of Jesus Christ

Everyone is treated as Christian brothers and sisters in a loving community of faith


  • Provide worship services that are sensitive to the needs of all participants

Preach strong Biblically-based sermons, with contemporary relevance

Provide a great variety of music styles for all services


  • Be a community of believers that is growing spiritually

Maintain a strong Christian education program for all ages to meet the needs of people at different points of their faith journeys

Promote small group Bible studies and similar affinity groups​​​​​​​


  • Be committed to community service and worldwide missions

Participate in community service projects

Publicize the United Parish of Bowie involvement in community service to members and the community

Support and participate in the mission activities of our denominations locally and worldwide


  • Have a vibrant youth program that attracts teenagers and prepares them to become Christian adults

Support youth group activities involving the community

Sponsor youth retreats in which all are encouraged to bring friends


  • Enlist all church members to increase the membership of the congregation

Encourage members to bring friends and neighbors to church

Promote events and programs for members, friends, and the community such as education classes, fellowship events, and concerts

Publicize events in the life of the church to the wider community

Establish programs to support young families​​​​​​​


  • Be clearly recognizable to the community as a Christian church with a welcoming appearance

Increase visibility of the central cross

Establish and maintain clear and visible church signage, along with seasonal banners

Improve and maintain attractive church grounds, to capitalize on the United Parish of Bowie’s unique architecture