The Pane: UBC Hosting CBF’s Executive Coordinator on September 19
In a conversation with religious leaders trying to entrap Jesus into giving the wrong answer, they asked him what the As a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church, we celebrate the excellent work around the globe in renewing God’s world. From field personnel building sustainable agriculture in impoverished nations to church starters beginning new faith communities throughout the United States, from chaplains and pastoral care providers being the presence of Christ in diverse settings to the equipping of congregations for innovation in an ever-changing world, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is comprised of individuals and churches working to spread the hope of Christ.
On Sunday, September 19th, University Baptist Church will host CBF’s Executive Coordinator, Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley.
Paul comes to CBF after serving First Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University (Bachelor of Arts – Religion, 1991), Duke Divinity School (Master of Theological Studies, 1996), and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Doctor of Ministry, 2003).
In addition to leading Cooperative Baptists through a Global Pandemic, Baxley works alongside dozens of leaders from across the Fellowship in CBF’s Towards Bold Faithfulness initiative. This initiative is designed to enter this season of prayerful discovery and faithful response in the confidence that the Holy Spirit would guide us to bolder faithfulness for the sake of Christ’s mission.
In addition to preaching in the worship hour on September 19th, Paul will lead a special Spiritual Formation hour session in the Fellowship Hall for all classes.
So please make plans to join us in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 am for a time of coffee, donuts, and discovery.
You can learn more about the work of CBF by visiting www.cbf.net.
Make a Care Package for Highland Elementary Staff
We invite you to sign up to provide a care package for one of these 41 staff members. The care package should include candy, a $6 gift card to Lighthouse Coffee or CC’s, a small hand sanitizer bottle, lip balm, and something fun of your choosing.
We want to equip you to be the hands and feet of Jesus by pouring time, care, and attention into making one of these packages. This is why we are asking you to prepare the packages versus donating to the project.
Once you have purchased the items, drop by the church office to fill one of the official package bags, and write a personal note to put on the finishing touch. The office will be open on Sundays 9-11:30 am, and Monday through Thursday, 9 am-4:30 pm.
Communion on August 15th
Sharing with one another at Jesus’ table is one of the most profound theological practices of the church. On August 15th, we will share in communion with one another online and in person during worship. If you are joining online, please prepare your choice of bread and cup. In-person participants will receive a pre-packaged communion set upon entering the worship space.
Quarterly Business Meeting
If you are interested in joining our Quarterly Business Meeting, stay in the Sanctuary after service on August 15th.
Join in person or tune in via Zoom using the Meeting ID 43901325216 and password ubc.
Become a Reading Friends Mentor at Highland Elementary: Training at UBC on August 29
Join our decades long partnership with Highland Elementary by signing up to being a reading mentor for the school’s EverBody Reads program. Volunteer reading friends commit to mentoring one student 30-minutes per week, September to May. UBC will host a training with East Baton Rouge’s VIPS department on Sunday, August 29 at 11:45 am, with lunch provided. There are three steps to sign up for the program:
Sign up here for the August 29th Training: https:// form.jotform.com/212197785350158
Complete the EBR Volunteer form: https:// app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/ 4bad1876-68fb-4cc6-aa23-57c8398dd008/1
Ecuador Mission Immersion
Thank you for taking the time to meet with us yesterday to explore the 2022 Ecuador Mission Immersion.
We are pleased to announce that the trip will be held on July 18/19 through 26/27 (37) from yesterday's feedback.
Please remember that the $100 deposit is due by September 12, which will also be our next team meeting.
In the next few hours, you'll receive several Google calendar invitations to key dates and meetings. Please RSVP to the calendar invites to help with clear lines of communication for these key dates.
As we get close to some of the later meetings (January, May, and June), we will set specific times.
In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.
I look forward to collaborating with you.
We Need Your Help as Our Church Grows
As out church continues to grow, we need your help. Consider volunteering for one of the above.