ITLOTC 7-19-19


(In The Life Of The Church)

Backside (by jamie)


I hope this finds you well.

If you don’t already know, we have a Backside scheduled for one week from today (7/26) at 7.

If you don’t know what Backside is, it’s an open mic event that we host in the Backside.

If you don’t know what THE Backside is, it’s the large room on the back side of the church.

But also, this one is taking place in the Summer, so we call it Summerside.


These nights are times for us to gather and engage in art together. 

Some of that engagement happens in the form of individuals singing songs, reading poems, telling stories, showing visual art, etc.

And some of that engagement happens in the form of individuals bearing witness to what is being shared.

It’s an important space to share.

Because art lets us grasp at things that might otherwise evade us.

Those ideas that never quite seem to come out right when we try to speak them straight away.

The Bible seems to be in on this.

When Jesus talks about the Kingdom, he tells stories to get at the reality he’s establishing rather than just saying what he’s trying to say.

As if that was the best way to get it across.

Or take your pick from the 1/3 of Scripture that’s poetry.

Engaging God, joy, pain, love, existence, etc., is done well (best, in my experience) through the realm of art.

And even more so when done together.

So you should come.

And if you create things, I would encourage you to share something.

Even if you think you’re not good at it.

Because for most people, this sort of thing requires practice.

And I have found ubc to be a safe place to practice.

And if you don’t create things, I would encourage you to come and engage.

Even if you think you’re not good at it.

Because it’s good to be together.

And sometimes togetherness requires practice.
If you have any questions, or want to sign up, email

Kid’s Camp Meeting! - July 21 after church (THIS SUNDAY):

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

Summerside - July 26th at 7pm

It’s Backside, but in the summer. See article above.

Leadership Team Nominations

We are looking for new folks to serve on the leadership team.  Here is some information for you to consider from the bylaws.  We have 4 positions open, two of which are students.

Section 1.  Leadership Team

(A) Purpose.  The Leadership Team shall be the primary decision-making body of UBC.  The Leadership Team will oversee all the business and property of the church, as well as make the final decisions regarding hiring and dismissal of staff and the acquisition and selling of assets that are beyond budgetary provisions. 

(C) Qualifications.  Each member of Leadership Team shall have been a member of UBC for at least one year, exhibited an understanding and commitment to the mission and values of the church, and be willing to fulfill all responsibilities in the Leadership Team job description.

(E) Term.  Members of Leadership Team may serve for a duration lasting up to three years.  While they are encouraged to remain the full three years, members may voluntarily remove themselves from their position at any time.  Members serving as student member commit to a year with the chance to renew up to three years. 

Nominations begin now.  So if you'd like to nominate yourself or anyone else, please use this link. (this is the link to put in -


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  • Preacher: Toph, Luke 10:38-42

  • Waco Dive - 7/24 - noon - Rufi’s Cocina - 1801 N 25th St

  • SWCC summer movie days - 7/24 - 1pm-4pm

  • UBCYP cookout - 9/7

Work is Worship

Coffee: Craig

Mugs: Sandvall + Glover

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.

Ross Van Dyke:

Jared Gould:

Rebekah Powell:

Kristen Richardson: