ITLOTC 3-29-19


(In The Life Of The Church)


An Important Announcement About Our Discernment Process

As you may have noticed, over the last few weeks Jamie has used his time during the announcements to stress the importance of you giving your feedback about the following two questions:

1. Should pastors have individual autonomy to decided to preform LGBTQ weddings? and

2. Can our building be rented for LGBTQ weddings.

We now have an official date for the closing of that window for feedback. It is Sunday, April 7th.

Individuals, of course, are free to share their views about these questions at any point during the year, but if you would like to be assured that your opinions will be viewed, thought about and deliberated on, before a vote is taken, then you must submit your feedback by that date.

I would like now to address a few reasons you should share your feedback, if you are not planning on doing so:

  1. the feedback, that “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure,” or “I trust leadership team to do what is best,” is still feedback that we need and want to hear.

  2. “my view won’t matter.” that is not true. your voice matters.

  3. “I’m scared what people will think of me if I share my view.” We have several ways for you to share anonymously.

  4. “I haven’t been going here that long, I don't have a right to speak.” We still want to hear from you.

  5. “someone already said what I have to say.” that might be the case, but if 2 people feel a particular way about this, that’s twice as significant as knowing just one person feels that way.

  6. “my spouse and I don’t agree,” or “my friend and I don’t agree, so we’d just cancel each other out.” that’s fine, we’d still like to know that both your voices exist.

Wednesday Night Educational Moment

Our last Wednesday night educational moment will be this Wednesday April 3 from 5:30-7:00. The format for this last session will be centered around conversing with one another as a community, with the goal of hearing from each other, hopefully with different perspectives. We will sit at tables in small groups and walk through some questions that have been prepared and guided by either staff or leadership team. Child care and food will be provided.

Coffee Makers

UBC champions. I have noticed that I have had relatively few people volunteer to make coffee this Spring. The mugs have been taken care of, but the coffee makers have been scant. If making coffee in the morning from 9:00-10:30 is something you can do from time to time, please let me know.

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Parishioner of The Week

Brother Jameson, who during the week of spring break, cleaned out the music closet behind the stage and spend numerous hours collecting wax from the stage to make new candles and save your hard earned tithe dollars to spend on something more exciting.

Cesar Chavez Support - April 6

Make plans to support the kids and teachers of CCMS on April 6, from 10-12:30.  We will encourage them as they prepare for their state exams, and enjoy some time playing together.  If you have any questions, please email

College Retreat - April 12-14

Join us for an all college retreat on the weekend April 12th.  The cost is $40, and that covers everything for the weekend.  Sign-ups will be being this Sunday.  If you have any questions, contact

April 4th - 8pm

If you are a college student or young professional, join on us on Thursday evening April 4th for a time to connect, learn together, and grow.  Jamie will be playing some music, Taylor will be preaching, and we will spend some time reflecting on our shared humanity.  You don’t want to miss this.  If you have any questions, please contact

The Harris’s

We have some UBC folks who are going to Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific to do some work translating this summer. We as a community are committing to praying for their time there, and if you would like to support them financially you can go to this link:   If you have any questions, please contact Daniel or Lydia Harris: 


Sermon Text: Special Guest Preacher Mary Alice Birdwhistle, to help us celebrate women!

Work is Worship

Greeters: Blaylocks

Coffee Makers:

Mug Cleaners: Andrew S-C

Money Counter:  Hannah

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. 

Chair- Adam Winn:

Byron Griffin:

Kerri Fisher:

Bridget Heins:

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: 

Hannah Kuhl:  

Justin Pond:

Doug McNamee: 

Catherine Ballas:


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: