(In The Life Of The Church)
Everywhere I’ve gone this summer, I’ve seen so many children. During school seasons, I forget that children exist until Sunday mornings at church. I think this is what “Summer Magic” is for me—hearing the sounds of babies cooing, giggling boys and girls at the park, seeing infant after infant in their parents’ arms blinking with sheer wonder at me as I smile. I forget how amazing children are, and I love that summer is a reminder.
As I’m in awe of children during the summer, I’d like to share this poem titled, The Children by Mark Jarman.
The children are hiding among the raspberry canes.
They look big to one another, the garden small.
Already in their mouths this soft fruit
That lasts so briefly in the supermarket
Tastes like the past. The gritty wall,
Behind the veil of leaves, is hollow.
There are yellow wasps inside it. The children know.
They know the wall is hard, although it hums.
They know a lot and will not forget it soon.
When did we forget? But we were never
Children, never found where they were hiding
And hid with them, never followed
The wasp down into its nest
With a fingertip that still tingles.
We lie in bed at night, thinking about
The future, always the future, always forgetting
That it will be the past, hard and hollow,
Veiled and humming, soon enough.
Grace and peace to you all,
Kid’s Camp Meeting! - July 21 after church:
We will be having a Kid’s Camp Info meeting for all of our kids and parents of kids who are going to Passport Kid’s Camp with us at the end of July. If you or your child are going to Kid’s Camp please plan to be at this meeting after church on July 21st. If you have any questions please contact Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
UBC Summer Book Club
There is still time to pick up a copy of Understanding God’s Will by Kyle Lake, and join us for our book club discussion. There will be copies available to grab in the office on Sunday. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com
Parishioner(s) of the week
Special shout out to Brett and Emily Mills for leading us in worship last Sunday. It was a blessing!
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Preacher: Sharyl West Loeung
SWCC summer movie days 6-26, 7-10, 7-24
Young Adult/College Lake Retreat 7/12-14
Work is Worship
Mugs: Dilan Braddock & Jessica Martin
Money Counter: JD Newman
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerri Fisher: Kerri_Fisher@baylor.edu
Jeremy Nance: Jeremy.J.Nance@L3T.com
Joanna Sowards: email@example.com
Kathy Krey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Position, Samuel Moore: email@example.com
Student Position, Anna Carol Peery: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Catherine Ballas: email@example.com
Jen Carron: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Dodson: email@example.com
George Thornton: GeorgecCT1982@gmail.com
UBC HR Team
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross Van Dyke: Ross_Vandyke@baylor.edu
Jared Gould: email@example.com
Rebekah Powell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Richardson: email@example.com