ITLOTC 9-10-19


(In The Life Of The Church)

Ordinary Time

Relay of Kindness


we have an opportunity to send some love to the folks down on the border. See the email thing below. The pick up day for this is Monday. So I’m asking that you consider taking this week to fill up one of the boxes that is described in this link, with the stuff being requested. You could make it a thing you do as a family, or as roommates or something.

Hey Pastors,

I'm working with Mark Buhlig, an acquaintance from Kansas City, on a project called "Relay of Kindness." The short of it is this-- He is renting a large truck to take from the KC area to Eagle Pass on the border, making stops along the way to pick up suppies-- clothes, hygiene, etc.-- to deliver to Mission:BorderHope, an interfaith non-profit group helping to provide services to immigrants after they have been released from detention facilities. The truck is making the trip from September 13-20. Here's a couple of questions:

Mark has named me the Waco site coordinator. I'm wondering-- Can we use UBC's parking lot as a drop off spot, as long as the stop isn't on Sunday? Is this something we could promote at UBC, either during announcements, newsletter, or email?

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Meet Our Newest Leadership Team Member


Name: Jose Zuniga

Reason you are in waco: my parents are here, my wife’s parents are here and we definitely want to raise our kids in Waco

Bible verse, chapter, or book you like: that’s a lot of pressure - pass

Best waco restaurant: San Diego on 18th and Colcord. (Reminded me of mom’s cooking)

How long have you been at UBC: 14+ years

Something we might not know about you:
I’ve lived in Waco my whole life.

Foster Care Opportunity

If you are interested in potentially fostering unaccompanied children from the border please note there will be an informational session on Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30pm at Maranatha Church, 1000 Ashleman St, Waco, TX 76705.

A Conversation with Justin Lee -

September 17th - 6:30pm - Cashion Academic Center, 5th floor

Justin Lee is one of the authors we recommended reading last Spring when UBC was in our season of discernment. This is a great opportunity to hear his thoughtful words and desire for unity in the church. This is what we wrote on our resource page in the Spring: (Justin is a Gay Christian who lays out a path toward enduring fellowship amongst Christians who disagree about what the Bible is asking of Gay Christians

If you have any questions, email

Junior/Senior Retreat - October 24-26 - $40

Sign-ups for the retreat will begin on Sunday, September 22. The cost is $40, and you need a $20 deposit to secure deposit. This is a great opportunity to get to know other upper classmen at UBC, have some fun, and learn from one another. If you have any questions, email

Sunday School Has Begun

We are one week into the new Sunday School semester. If you missed the first week, fear not: you are welcome to come. You can check out the classes at

A Night Of Belonging - September 19th - 8pm

If you are a college student or young adult, please join us on Thursday night, September 19th at 8pm. We will be gathering to sing some songs together, reflect on scripture, and to hang out. Mark your calendars now. If you have any questions, please email

Student Leadership Team Positions

There are two student positions on the leadership team. These spots are reserved specifically for college students. If you are a student who has been worshipping atUBC for at least one year and consider UBC your home, or if there is someone you know who meets this qualifications that you think would be a good fit, could you please send your nomination to

Parishioner of the Week

Kathleen Post for coming through on donuts and oranges.


  • Sermon Text: Luke 15:1-10

  • All youth picnic 9/22

  • Backside 9/27

  • Homecoming Breakfast 10/13

  • UBC Kids Teacher Training:

    • Check In Team, Nurture Room, and Sprout Room - September 8 after church

    • Bloom Room and Branch Room - September 29 after church

    • Root Rooms - October 20 after church

Work is Worship

Greeters: Richardson

Coffee Makers: Jessica W., Berenice, Shannon

Mug Cleaners: Kyle & Kristen

Money Counter: Catherine 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:

Jose Zuniga:

Taylor Torregrossa:

Student Position,

Student Position,

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.

Erin Albin:

Sam Goff:

Rebekah Powell:

Kristen Richardson: