(In The Life Of The Church) 

Ordinary Time

UBC Rock and Roll Album

Today one Jamie McGregor the UBC eschatological victory choir (AKA my name for the rest of the band) dropped a new album like a hot cake. Spotify & itunes.

In light of the monumental achievement I’d like to say a few words about Jamie.

  1. Jamie is a great theologian. theology is historical. It can be pieced together systematically, but my favorite kind of theology is creative theology. Creative theology in my mind takes the tradition into account, understands the rules of the game and then says something beautiful in light of past, present and future. Good theologians do theology for today. Jamie does that.

  2. Jamie is a great lyricist. I’ve tried to love poetry my whole life. I’m more of a Miller Lite and Green Bay Packers guy. That being said I think I know enough to know what I’m not good at, so that I can marvel at it when I see it. Finding a perfect word that unlocks meaning placed along side other perfect words which as a whole become the lyrics of a song … well that’s like … well … I’ve already established that I’m not a poet, but the point is Jamie would have found the perfect simile there. Also just go listen to other Christian music, then you’ll know what I mean.

  3. Jamie is a great pastor. I think all of us that pastor at UBC have different gifts. Sometimes those blend together in similarity. In some ways Jamie and I couldn’t be more opposite. I think that makes the worship experience diverse. He understands and is sensitive to needs and themes that I can only comprehend intellectually. I’m grateful for ying to my yang.

  4. Jamie is a great intellect. I’m not sure i’m using that word correctly, but you know what I mean. I love going into Jamie’s office and striking up conversations about futurism, cultural movements, ideas, theology, philosophy, and everything that isn’t sports. In all these things Jamie will bring an “A” game and if I listen closely I usually learn something pretty interesting.

  5. Jamie is a great human. I don’t think I know many other people who think so hard about how to care for other people.

Town Hall

We will be having our town hall this Sunday after church. By way of motivation, we have an initial sketch of the building completed.

SWCC Halloween Festival - October 17th

Friends, we need your help!!!  Our annual Halloween Festival with the South Waco Community Center is coming up, and we still need around 30-40 more people to sign-up.  You will be able to sign-up this Sunday, and next, or you can email toph@ubcwaco.org  The event will be from 6-8pm, but we will need volunteers there by 5:30pm to get set up for their game or inflatable.  This year we will be handing out volunteer bracelets, so please feel free, and encouraged, to dress up!  This is going to be even bigger and better than years past, and we need you to make it happen.  #yourbesthalloweentwoweeksearly

Fall Retreat (Juniors/Seniors) - October 18-21st

Our annual fall retreat is coming up for upperclassmen, and there are some still some spots left for you to sign-up.  The cost is only $40, and we are heading to down to a front row beach house in Jamaica Beach………TX.  This will be a wonderful time of getting to know other students, some formative discussions, and lots of leisure time.  If you have any questions, please email toph@ubcwaco.org  

5th-6th Grade Lock In

On October 19th bring your sleeping bags, sugar filled candy, and flashlights because the UBC youth is having a Lock for our 5-6 grade students! This Event will be at UBC on Friday October 19th from 6:00 PM to Saturday October 20th at 9:00 AM. The giant sleepover will be full of formation time, games, food, and other shenanigans. Please email Dilan or Hannah by 10/12 to RSVP and confirm your spot. The event will be free #thankyouTacoFundraiser

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Parishioner of the Week
Kerri Fisher for leading the staff in a training on humility and understanding diversity.

Work is Worship

Greeters:  Ricky

Coffee Makers: Clark Mi Casa

Mug Cleaners:  Bri Childs

Money Counter:  Kuhl

Welcome Station:  Rose & Adam


  • Sermon Text: Job 19:23-27 “Formation Part 2: Evangelicalism”

  • 10-17 Halloween Festival at South Waco Community Center

  • 10-18/21 Junior & Senior Fall Retreat

  • 10-19 Youth Lock In (5-6)

  • 10-26/27 Stay in Retreat for youth (7-12)

  • 10-27 Womens college group service project

  • 10-31 OOTP Halloween Party

  • 11-9 Youth Boys and Girls Night (7-12)

  • 11-18 Youth Sunday

  • 11-4 Bring Parents to Church Day

  • 12/5 Pre-Pancake Party Mens and Womens college group

  • 12-9 Last Sunday of the fall semester/Christmas Youth (5-6)

  • 12-12 Last Wednesday of fall semester/Christmas party Youth (7-12)

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- Adam Winn:  adamwinn68@yahoo.com

Byron Griffin: byrontgriffin@gmail.com

Kerri Fisher: Kerri_Fisher@baylor.edu

Emma Wood: emma.wood@yahoo.com

Bridget Heins: bheins@hot.rr.com

Jeremy Nance: Jeremy Nance

Joanna Sowards: jo.sowards@gmail.com

Student Position: Samuel Moore: samuel_moore2@baylor.edu

Student Position: Anna Carol Peery: anna_peery@baylor.edu

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: JD_Newman@baylor.edu 

Hannah Kuhl: HannahKuhl@hotmail.com  

Justin Pond: pondjw@gmail.com

Doug McNamee: douglas.mcnamee@gmail.com 

Catherine Ballas: catherine@refitrev.com


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

Josh Blake: joshnblake@gmail.com

Ross Van Dyke: Ross_Vandyke@baylor.edu

Jared Gould: jared.gould1@gmail.com

Rebekah Powell: rpowell671@gmail.com

Kristen Richardson: wacorichardsons@gmail.com