ITLOTC 6-7-19


(In The Life Of The Church)


I love Summer. I love being out in the sun. I love getting tan. I’m not sure what it is about tanning, but I really like the way I look. I feel more distinguished, and somehow more important. I felt the same way about my septum piercing. 

Side note, one thing that is both beautiful and difficult about marriage is that you each have a say in who you are. That two-become-one thing. I have thoughts about my husband, and he has thoughts about me. 

Ever since we were dating, he hated my septum piercing. He didn’t tell me that at the beginning but would mention occasionally that he thought I looked pretty without the ring. 

About 3 weeks ago I told him I thought he looked better with a shorter haircut and a trimmed beard. He brought up the septum ring, and we had a talk on the similarities. Then that day we both decided we loved the other person more than the perceptions we wanted to give out to the world. It was rough. He went to the barber; I went to the piercing parlor. We both let ourselves be okay with looking different and ultimately being more of who we already were.

UBC, you are a many-become-one. You are the church. You are unique. You are in a place that you’ve never been before. You’ve trimmed your beard; you’ve removed your piercing. May you find peace in your new identity, and may you find more love for each other through it. 

Vacation Bible School

Next week is VBS!! Starting on Tuesday evening (6/11) and going through Friday (6/14) our kids will be meeting at UBC from 6pm-8:30pm to learn about the Parable of the Sower! We’ll have fun activities for kids ranging from 3 years old to 5th grade! If you’re interested in reserving a place for your child or if you’re interested in helping to lead please email Taylor at!

MealBaby Need:

At UBC we put together meal calendars for our families who have just had babies or who might need a little extra help for one reason or another. We are currently running three different calendars for families with new babies and have several more starting very soon!! We could really use your help to make sure that we can serve our families during these transitional seasons! If you are interested in serving in this way please contact Taylor at

Summer Book Club

To kick off the summer, we are going to do a book study together.  The book for the month of June will be: Understanding Gods Will by Kyle Lake.  We will read the book during the month of June, then we will have a time to get together and discuss it at the end of month: June 26th.   We have copies of the book available, so if you don’t have the money to buy it, no worries.  If you have any questions, email

Youth Summer Schedule

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  • Text: Acts 2:1-21, “It’s 9 o’clock somewhere”

  • SWCC summer movie days 6-26, 7-10, 7-24

  • UBC VBS 6/11-13

  • Feast of Saint John 6/23

  • Youth Camp 6/29 - 7/1

  • Young Adult/College Lake Retreat 7/12-14

Work is Worship

Greeters: Ricky + Rose

Coffee Makers: Davis’s

Mug Cleaners: Davis’s

Money Counter:  Ballas

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. 

Byron Griffin:

Kerri Fisher:

Jeremy Nance:

Joanna Sowards:

Kathy Krey:

Student Position, Samuel Moore:

Student Position, Anna Carol Peery:

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: 

Catherine Ballas:

Jen Carron:

Mike Dodson:

George Thornton:


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:

Ross Van Dyke:

Jared Gould:

Rebekah Powell:

Kristen Richardson: