(In The Life Of The Church)
Taylor Post on Taylor Post
Hi UBC! My name is Taylor Claire Post and I am very excited that I am going to be your next Children’s Pastor. I used to go to UBC during my time at George W. Truett Theological Seminary (my time at Truett was only 9 months ago – not in the days of yore as my sentence structure might suggest) but I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and let you know a little bit about me and why I am so excited to be the next Children’s Pastor at UBC.
I grew up in Grand Prairie, TX, a suburb in between Dallas and Fort Worth, with my parents and my younger brother and sister (they’re four years younger than me and they’re twins). I went to school in town and we went to church at First Baptist Grand Prairie. We were one of those families that went to church multiple times a week so I’ve always been pretty Baptist but we also went to preschool and kindergarten at a local Episcopalian school and I had several friends that were Catholic so I was pretty formed by those traditions as well.
Even though I spent so much time in all kinds of churches as a child, I didn’t really begin to take ownership of my faith within the walls of a church building. When I was younger my parents sent me to summer camp for a month every summer. It was one of my absolute favorite places to be because it was a month of swimming and playing and campfires in the Texas Hill Country. Every day after lunch we had Rest Hour (very inaccurately named because it was two hours long) and we had to go back to our cabins and rest during the hottest part of the day. I have always connected with God through nature and I didn’t often spend much time in reflection as a child unless I was forced to (shocking I know) so I think it was the combination of spending so much time in nature and being forced to sit on my bunk for two hours every day that caused me to really take ownership of my faith one summer while I was at camp. It was the summer after I’d turned 11 and I remember reading my Bible for hours at a time, copying entire chapters verbatim and sending them in letters to my parents. Scripture came alive for me that summer in a way that I had never experienced before. I had an excellent Sunday school teacher in fifth grade, and when I came home from camp, right before I moved into the youth group, she encouraged me to continue studying Scripture on my own. There were a multitude of contributing factors that culminated with me beginning to develop my faith as my own in this season of life, but on my bunk during Rest Hour at Camp Mystic is the place where my faith first became my own.
And that is one of the reasons why I am so excited about becoming UBC’s next Children’s Pastor – because I know that children’s ministry is about planting seeds and watching them grow throughout the course of a child’s life. So many of the spiritual disciplines that have become so important to my formation as an adult derive from a practice that formed me as a child – written prayer, hymns and music, connecting with God through nature, reading and memorizing Scripture, and learning to sit and rest in silence are all important practices for me now that stem from spiritually formative childhood experiences. Much of children’s ministry takes place outside of the church walls – it takes place during bedside conversations and across dinner tables, it takes place in small groups and on trips to the zoo with family friends, it takes place in strong Christian relationships with parents and Sunday School teachers and friends, it takes place in the back of a minivan and at summer camp in the Texas Hill Country.
So – there’s a lot more to know about me. I’m 5’9”, I love Dallas sports, I like to read all kinds of books, and I pretty much believe mermaids are real. But if there’s one thing I really want you to know about me it’s this: I cannot imagine a more wonderful community to work with in forming children into the way of Christ that encourages them to embrace beauty and live missionally. I am so excited about working with you to form UBC’s children – I hope you’re excited too.
Meet Our Newest UBCer
Name: Hayes Randall Duke
Birthday: January 18
Length: 21 inches
Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz
Enneagram Number: 9
Middle Ages Lunch
Next Sunday, February 19th, after church the Middle Ages will be joining each other for a lunch at Ninfa's. So if you'd love to talk 8 tracks, Happy Days, or have fun with some of UBC's wisest join the middle agers. email email@example.com for more information.
If you are looking to get involved at Cesar Chavez MS this semester…
1) Lunch buddies is back! If you’d like to meet with a student this semester on a weekly basis, please email Marshall@ubcwaco.org
2) If you have the gift of encouragement, and would like to write a note to the CCMS faculty and staff as they approach testing, email Marshall. We’ll have something for the kids closer to test day.
Security Improvement Team
With the help of the HR team and blessing of the leadership team, UBC is creating a committee to investigate ways of improving building and employee safety. This includes everything from door security to writing policy for "how to ..." While not necessarily glamorous work, we think it is important work and part of our worship. And we know that some of you have unique gifts in this area and might want to help. If this is something you are interested in email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love, Love Feast
On Sunday February 12, we will gather at UBC to enjoy the foods we love the most at UBC's Love, Love Feast. If you've never been to a UBC Love Feast, they are gatherings in which we partake in a potluck meal. This extravaganza will start @ 6:00 PM CST. Should have you questions you can email brother Toph Whisnant @ email@example.com.
Work is Worship
Greeters: Ricky & Juliet
Coffee Makers: Madison
Mug Cleaners: Cooleys
Money Counter: Doug M
- Sunday Sermon: Matthew 5:21-37 "Meeting Jesus Again: Policy Adjuster"
- March 1st - Ash Wednesday
- March 18-- The Middle Ages -- TBA
- April 2-- UBC Families @ Soccer Fields -- More Info to Come
- April 7th and 8th - Spring Retreat (Freshman/Sophomores)
- April 13th - Maundy Thursday
- April 14th - Good Friday
- April 16th - Easter
- April 22--The Middle Ages Baylor Theatre production of the comedy NOISES OFF—
- April 30th - Mr. Rogers Sund
- April 30th - Graduate Luncheon
- May 2nd - Study Hall
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