ITLOTC 11-3-17


(In The Life Of The Church) 

Ordinary Time

The Gospel in gifs

Sunday I remarked that I, Josh Carney, would "be sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ using only gifs."  This was a statement made in jest, offering subtle commentary on the large volume of user requests on Facebook this week that asked for digital friends to respond to said user using gifs exclusively.  It has come to my attention that some of you took me literally and were consequently  disappointed that the sermon did not include gifs.  So here is my attempt to share the gospel using gifs as a consolation prize. 



Meet Our Newest Finance Team Member

At our recent leadership team meeting, JD Newman was selected to serve on our finance team.  Here's a bit about JD.



1. what do you do in waco:

I came to Waco to go to Truett Seminary and graduated in 2016. I now work for Baylor as Residence Hall Director in Martin Hall with 250 freshman guys.

2. book/chapter/verse of the bible that has impacted you:

I think 1 Corinthians has had the biggest impact on me. Paul gives us some real gems in this letter; the church as the body of Christ, holding in tension your freedom as a believer and the task of not being stumbling block for others, the Love chapter, and what the heck glossolalia means. It’s a good one. 

3. fave restaurant in Waco:

                Stone Hearth and Alpha Omega are the two I keep going back to recently

4. tv show and/or movie you love:

                TV Show – I got on Game of Thrones after season 5, but have been hooked since.

Movie – Interstellar – I love Sci Fi and I love anything from Christopher Nolan. Best of both worlds.

5. something we might not know about you:

I love going to estate sales. What happens to all of your stuff when you die and your kids don’t want it? You can hire an estate sale company to come in and sell everything and people like me buy it. Win/win

I’ve even started a shop on Etsy where I repurpose old trophies I buy at estate sales and customize them.

McLennan County Orphan Care #3

We will be hosting our third and final orphan care dinner Wednesday October 15.  This time we will be visiting with the folks from CASA about what it means to fight for foster care children in a way other than opening up your home.  CASA is something anyone can do including a college student.  So please come, eat some dinner and fellowship.  Our potluck dinner will start at 6 and discussion at 6:30.  Childcare will be provided.  

Thailand Mission Trip Interest Meeting

We are headed back to Thailand for our third and final trip in June.  The trip will be June 10-24, 2018, and we will work with South Asian immigrants in Thailand’s second largest city.  There will be two interesting meetings, this Sunday after church, and next Sunday after church. If you are interested in learning more about our work in Thailand, and/or you are interested in going, please come to one of the meetings.  The meeting will be in the piano room, shortly after the service ends.  If you have any questions, please email

Family In Need

There is a family in our neighborhood who recently lost everything in a house fire.  They are in desperate need of the items below.  If you are interested in helping, please contact

All 7 children need beds, sheets & blankets


Washer & dryer

Any furniture 

Kitchen appliances

Cleaning & washing supplies 


Any house hold items 

Food- groceries,  non perishable items & gift cards 

Clothing-  Shoe sizes: 10 & 16 in girl youth, 10 & 12 in girls, 8 & 6 in boys, 24 months in girls

Shirts sizes: small & large in girl youth,  medium & large in girls, small & medium in boys, 24 months in girls 

Pants sizes: 7 & 8 in ladies, 6 & 7 in girls, 1 & 2 in boys,  6 in girl toddler

Work is Worship

Greeters: Walters

Coffee Makers:  Kaylin & Maddie 

Mug Cleaners: OOTP 

Money Counter: JD Newman 


  • Sunday Sermon: Joshua 3:something
  • Finance Team Meeting 11-9
  • McLennan County Orphan Care 3: CASA, 11-15
  • Thanksgiving Love Feast 11-19
  • Youth Sunday 11-19
  • Christ the King Sunday 11-26
  • Backside 12-1
  • Advent Workshop 12-3
  • Study Hall 12-5/6
  • finance team meeting 
  • Christmas Eve Service 12-24 

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- Emma Wood:

Byron Griffin:

Stan Denman:

Adam Winn:

Bridget Heins:

Sharyl Loeung:

Jon Davis:

Student Position: Samuel Moore:

Student Position: Leah Reed:

UBC Finance Team

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

JD Newman: 

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.

Rob Engblom:

Ross Van Dyke:

Jared Gould:

Rebekah Powell:

Kristen Richardson: