ITLOTC 9-16-16


(In The Life Of The Church) 


Town Hall Agenda

UBC holds quarterly leadership team meeting (July, October, January, April).  We hold a town hall a month before where we give up to date information about what will be discussed at that meeting.    That October meeting town hall will be this Sunday after church.  Here are the items on the agenda.  

Finance Update

We will give numbers thus far in the 2016-17 budget year. 

Children's Pastor Search Update

We will give you an update on the future of this of this position both in regards to whether or not it should be expanded and also what the search process will look like.  We would also like for you to give feedback on these matters.  

Discernment Team Update

The discernment team has done a bunch of great work and research.  Our chair Breck Gamel would like to share some of those findings with you. 

Aesthetics Update

Jamie will lead us in a discussion on how to give input on some of the changes being proposed for our building. 

Sabbatical/Mission Update

Toph will share a few things he learned on sabbatical and give us an update on UBC mission work. 

Family Weekend Breakfast

Sunday is our annual family weekend breakfast.  If your parents are in town visiting for the weekend, we would love to meet them. This is a chance to say: "look mom dad, I have already found a church. Aren't you proud of me?!"  So, if you are student, being your parents to breakfast. Breakfast will at 9:30 on Sunday morning.

If you are not a student, we need your help.  There will be a sign-up list in the foyer on Sunday with items we need: juice, milk, pigs n a blanket, fruit salad, yogurt, etc...  We need you all to help provide the breakfast, so make sure to sign-up.  If you have any questions please email 


We are hosting the first of two Backside open mic/open wall events on Friday, September 23rd, at 7pm.  If you are a musician, poet, storyteller, visual artist, etc., this is a night for you to share your gifts with the community.  If you aren't a creative type, this is a night for you to engage the beauty that our congregation is creating.  Also, there will be coffee and baked goods.  So if you roast coffee or bake things, feel free to showcase those arts as well!  If you have questions, or want to sign up, email


We don't normally advertise for outside organizations, but we're including this one.  CASA, which stands for court appointed special advocate, is an organization that develops leaders to lobby for the welfare of foster children in our judicial system.  They, the good people at CASA, are hosting an extravaganza that is laid out in the nifty picture below.  Please consider going.  


Slayers Converted to a loss by Missionary Baptists 

The Slayers dropped a game to Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 82-71, bringing their record to an even 1-1.  Coach Toph Whisnant complimented the squad on a valiant effort, but was also forthright about their sloppy play.  "We had some turnovers, we got to get better."  Conditioning may also have been a concern, couple of the slayers, namely the older ones, looked like they needed an oxygen machines.  AMB scored a number of points on fast breaks.  Their blistering pace reminded some Paul Westmead's 89-90 Loyla Marymount squad.

Highlights for the Slayers included the defensive play of Justin Begnoche who is an early front runner for church league DPOTY.  Shane Ward found his stroke early on lighting it up from 19.9 throughout the game and at one point hitting a critical 3 to bring the slayers within striking distance with a minute left.  When asked about what would be done in practice this week Coach Whisnant said,  "The guys are going to run this week.  We might get beat again, but not because of conditioning.  Except for Dimitri Peterson, he hustled."  

The Slayers will be back in action next Thursday as they prepare for a stout Episcopal team.  Their motto, "if the sacraments don't sanctify you, our game will."

Work is Worship

Greeters: Will & The Richardsons 

Coffee Makers: Madison

Mug Cleaners: KT and Yakob

Money Counter: Josh M 


  • Sunday Sermon:  Luke 16:1-13ish "wait, what did Jesus say?"
  • Mi Casa Leader Training: Sept 18
  • Family Weekend Breakfast: Sept 18
  • Town Hall: Sept 18
  • New UBCer Luncheon: Sept 25
  • Backside Event: Sept 23rd 
  • St. Francis Feast Day/Blessing of the Animals: Oct 4th 
  • Parents Night Out (Date Night): Oct 7th
  • Family Tailgate at the Soccer Game Night: Oct 14th 
  • SWCC Halloween Bash: October 19th 
  • Fall Retreat for Juniors and Seniors: October 20-23
  • Made in Waco: Nov 5th 
  • Thanksgiving Love Feast: Nov 20th 
  • Backside Event: Dec 2nd 
  • Study Hall: Dec 7th 
  • We are gearing up for another school year which means we will resume our work with Cesar Chavez middle school.  If you would like to mentor a student or serve the middle school in another capacity email 

Do you have an emergency and need to talk to a pastor? 

254 413 2611

Leadership Team

If you have a concern or an idea for UBC that you’d like to share with someone that is not on staff, feel free to contact one of our leadership team members. 

Chair- Jon Davis:

Joy Wineman:

Stan Denman:

David Wilhite:

Bridget Heins:

Sharyl Loeung:

Emma Wood:

UBC Finance Team

Do you have a question about UBC’s financial affairs? Please feel free to contact any of your finance team members.

Josh McCormick:

Hannah Kuhl:  

Justin Pond:

Anna Tilson:

Doug McNamee:


If you have concerns about staff and would like contact our human resources team, please feel free to email any of the following members.

Maxcey Blaylock:

Mathew Crawford:

Rob Engblom:

Ross Van Dyke:

Jared Gould: