ITLOTC 9-9-16


(In The Life Of The Church) 


Letter From Emily

Dear UBC Family, 

I want to begin by saying that I am humbled and amazed by our community.  The way that we have come to embrace the inception and growth of a ministry to the smallest among us has been a beautiful thing to be a part of!  Whether you have supported the children’s ministry directly or indirectly, our community has enabled the growth of a precious ministry that facilitates the teaching of children to be formed in the way of Christ, embrace beauty and live missionally.   

These past four years of my service have been an immense honor and source of joy for me.  I have loved watching these children grow and learn and, in turn, I have also grown, been stretched, and been fed in the process.  In addition, getting to work with so many wonderful volunteers during my time as the UBCKids Pastor has been a gift.  You have all made me proud to be a part of such a loving and unique community!  Since I have taken this position, we have seen the UBCKids ministry grow by nearly three-fold to almost 150 kids…through the birth of new babies and the addition of new families, we are now bursting at the seams!  This is, no doubt, a testament to the great love that is shared with the kids who come into our classes each Sunday…our community is growing and changing before our eyes!  Thank you for all that you have done to enable the kids of UBC’s spiritual development along the way.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of what we have established! 

On that note, I want you to know that this Sunday I will be publicly announcing my resignation as the UBCKids Pastor.  This has been an incredibly difficult decision that my husband and I have been grappling with, praying about and laboring over for months; but we believe it is the right decision for our family, myself and the ministry as a whole.  UBCKids stands at a crossroads as we look toward the VERY bright future of the ministry.  From where we stand now, we and the larger leadership bodies of UBC agree that it is time for the position of the UBCKids Pastor to grow and change to match the needs of the children and families it serves.  With these important changes in mind, Jeremy and I feel that UBCKids needs more than we can currently give at this point in our lives and in the lives of our children.  Even though October 15th will be my last day as UBCKids Pastor, it doesn’t mean that we will no longer be a part of the UBC community, nor will we no longer serve with UBCKids and other areas within UBC!  Jeremy and I both look forward to continuing to serve our community in any way we can.     

It is incredible to think that only 7 years ago UBC hired our first Children’s Pastor and only 10 years ago we had around 10 kids each Sunday!  I am honored and humbled to be included in the ongoing story of the growth and development of UBCKids!  I cannot tell you how blessed I have been to be your UBCKids Pastor and friend and I look forward to the opportunity to continuing to serve UBC in a new capacity!

Thank you, again, for this opportunity and for all of those things that I cannot begin to put into words!


Emily Nance

The Order of the Phoenix

This last Wednesday UBC had our first UBC Youth middle school Mi Casa. The first executive order of this group was to change their name to The Order of the Phoenix.  We ate food, played games, shared stories and prayer requests.  After a few weeks of introductions we will begin our study on Philippians together.  If you have a middle school child that would like to join our mi casa group please email 

Family Weekend Breakfast

Next weekend, September 18th, 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 

Empty Nester Event

Our fearless ecclesiological veterans ... that is the group we affectionately refer to as "old people" ... even though some of them go as young as 50ish ... are gathering for a extravaganza that they'd like you to know about.  The Empty Nesters are meeting for dinner at Ninfas on Saturday, September 17th @ 6:30 PM.  Those interested in joining should email 

Post-College Women's Group

Moms, grad students, and/or all the single ladies looking for sisterhood?  On Monday, September 19th 8:00 Lindsay Carney will be hosting  an evening to learn more about women's groups for the fall.  Please email her for more information.   


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

Common Grounds Show

Jamie is playing a show with a band called Tow'rs on Thursday, September 15th, at 8pm.  You can learn more here.

Satan Slayers Basketball Squad Slays

The UBC Satan Slayers took the court last night for their first regular season action.  The Slayers came away with a convincing 62-40 win.  All scorers were led by the true junior from China Spring, TX, small forward Jonathan White who was picked up off waivers this off season. Other highlights included graduate student Adam Tilson's point guard play.  I haven't seen that much pretty passing since Peyton Manning was 37.  Tilson finished with 11 dimes.  We tried to contact head coach Toph Whisnant for comments, but he didn't come to the game.  Instead he went to a wedding.  Sixth man Trevor Carlson drained a couple of treys to extend the lead and of course Tower of Power David Wilhite dominated the boards.  The Slayers look to regroup as they prepare for an undefeated Assembly of God team next week.  Their slogan?  The Spirit moves and so do we. 

Work is Worship

Greeters: Julia & Ricky 

Coffee Makers: Joy & Ryan 

Mug Cleaners: JT and Yakob 

Money Counter: Doug


  • Sunday Sermon:  Luke 15:1-10 "will you join the party?" 
  • New Volunteer Training (CC Middle School and Children's Ministry): Sept. 11 
  • Common Grounds Show: Jameson McGregor and Tow'rs: Sept 15
  • 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 
  • 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? 

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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: