(In The Life Of The Church)
Hey Newsletter friends - Taylor here. This coming Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the year – it’s Children’s Sunday at UBC y’all! Our kids are going to be leading us in worship this Sunday and I am so excited about it. They are going to be helping Jamie lead us in song, they’re going to be reading us Scripture, teaching us about the story, and showing off some artwork that they’ve been making over the past several weeks.
I would just ask that you be in prayer for our kids and for your own spirit this Sunday! I think our kids at UBC are so smart and caring and kind – and I think that they have a lot to teach us. So I ask that you pray this prayer over the course of the next couple of days – as many times as seems necessary to you:
We ask that you ready our hearts for what our children (Your children) might teach us this coming Sunday.
We ask that you would give us ears to hear and eyes to see and hearts to receive what it is that You are trying to teach us.
We ask that you would help us to have grace for moments that aren’t perfect – on Sunday and in every other moment of our lives.
And that we would be formed by the joy and innocence of childhood – so that we might better embody those qualities out into the world.
We ask for courage on Sunday – that all the children who are leading us would sense Your calm presence and gift us with their wisdom.
We thank You for children, for the ways in which they form us as a community, and for the ways in which they will lead us on Sunday. And we ask that Your Holy Spirit would empower us to be led by them.
It’s in Your name we pray.
Thank you so much for joining me in that prayer! I can’t wait for you to be formed by the leadership of UBC’s kids on Sunday!
If you have any questions about Children’s Sunday - or if you are a parent who has questions about how your child is supposed to participate - please feel free to email me here. See y’all on Sunday!
Holy Week Schedule
As you know, the week in which we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord is almost upon us. As such we have a few extra dates of worship during the week. I’d like to share those with you.
Maundy Thursday: we will gather for a potluck which is intermingled with the reading of scripture and communion. Festivities begin at 5:30.
Good Friday: a Good Friday service will begin at 5:30. I suspect it will run about 35 minutes. There will not be child care for the Good Friday service.
As you might have observed UBC has spent a large amount of effort this semester on our LGBTQ conversation. Alas, there are other things going on in the life of the church. We will have our quarterly town hall on Sunday April 14th after church.
Pastoral Associate Application
Hello potential pastoral associates. If you would like to work with the UBC staff on a volunteer basis for 5-10 hours a week, we’d love for you to consider applying to be one of our pastoral associates. The pastoral associate commitment is a 13 month commitment from June-June in which PAs will help staff with various ministerial tasks and take on formal leadership roles within the church. Please use this link to apply.
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Cuba Partnership - July (two trips - last two weeks - each trip is a week)
We are headed to Cuba this summer, and we will have two teams going. The dates will be the last two weeks of July, we will finalize exact dates in a few weeks. There will be an informational meeting after church this week, so please come if you have any questions. The cost will be somewhere around $1500, which includes everything. If you have any questions before Sunday, shoot email@example.com an email.
Graduate Luncheon - April 28th
If you are graduating anytime in 2019, we would love for you to stay for lunch after church on the 28th. This will be a special time to reflect on your time at UBC with the staff, and for us to say a blessing over you. You can sign-up in the foyer the next two Sundays, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parishioner of the Week
Josh Carney from winning the UBC Satan Slayers NCAA Tourney. Honorable mention to Steve Nelson who won the previous two years and finished second this year.
Children’s Sunday this Sunday!
Mr. Rogers Sunday and Senior Lunch 4-28
Study Hall 5-6 & 7
Work is Worship
Greeters: Ricky & Rose
Coffee Makers: Clarks & Co.
Mug Cleaners: Cooleys
Money Counter: Ballas
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.
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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
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UBC HR Team
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