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The Window: August 17, 2023






UPCOMING


Blessings of the Backpack!

On Sunday, August 27, we will meet for an evening of worship and fellowship with our sister church, Greater Mount Olive. We'll meet for worship together at 5:30 pm,

including communion led by the staffs of both churches. Following worship, we'll meet in the fellowship hall for a meal and a time of intentional discussion.


Please make plans to join us as we welcome the GMO family on August 27!

Contact the office with any questions.


 


Quarterly Business Meeting!


 

Fall Gathering!



 

Together For Hope

UBC made a donation to the Bags of Hope project this year. We received this note of thanks from Together for Hope: This year marks the 21st annual Bags of Hope event in Lake Providence, a testimony to the faithfulness of churches and individuals to Together for Hope and the students and teachers of Lake Providence.


Over the past few years we have been able to provide around 200 backpacks to the students of Southside Elementary. Through generous donations of supplies, money, and time we were able to fill 240 bags for the elementary school.


Not only were we able to fill backpacks, but we were able to fill bags for each teacher with classroom essentials such as hand sanitizer, markers, pens, Clorox wipes, and a few snacks. Due to generous donations we were able to buy $2000 worth of supplies to support the Jr. High and High School.


 

Teacher Appreciation

Early Registration Closing Soon!

One of the goals of our ministry to Highland Elementary School is to encourage and show the faculty and staff that we appreciate their dedication to

educating the children who attend Highland.


At the beginning of each school year we like to give a small “Welcome Back to School” gift bag to each faculty and staff member. This year we have purchased a small gift to include in each bag and we need help from YOU to complete the bags with a $20 gift card from any business of your choice. It could be to a coffee house, a sandwich shop, a

car wash, a gift shop, Walmart, etc.


The choice is yours. Would you please consider purchasing one or more $20 gift cards and bringing them to the church office by September 10th? We need 45 gift cards. Thank you for your generosity, and know that these expressions of encouragement are appreciated and enjoyed by Highland’s faculty and staff members!



 


Plastic Bags Needed!


We are looking for plastic bags! We are going to be making pillows for our friends at Open Air. We need plastic grocery type bags to fill them. Please bring your bags by the church office or leave them in the bins in the Narthex and we'll see that they get to the right people. Stay tuned for how you can help make the bags!

 

ONGOING

MDO: Mother's Day Out!


 

Now Open: Family Tree Café




 

Fall Soccer Academy



Sign up to volunteer here: https://form.jotform.com/231836238044152

Sign up to play soccer here: https://form.jotform.com/231836238044152

 

Youth New Meeting Time


If you have questions, email Eric at eric@ubc-br.org.

 

Prayer Web



 

Technical Volunteers Needed


You may not realize it, but a lot of work goes on behind the scenes each week to make worship happen! We are looking for volunteers who can offer at least one Sunday morning each week to help with the technical aspects of worship, including:

• Running the audio board

• Overseeing the slides for worship songs, responses, etc


• Panning and focusing the camera as necessary

• Helping oversee and troubleshoot the worship streaming to YouTube

No special skills or experience are necessary - we'll teach you everything

you need to know! We'd like to start a rotation schedule in

August that will help us know how to plan for Sundays.


 

Disaster Recovery and Response

Disaster Response and Recovery - Are you interested in being part of our congregation's assistance in responding and recovering from disasters? Here are two opportunities:

• We are developing a partnership with the community of Rolling Fork, MS as they are still in recovery from recent tornadoes. We'd like to take a trip there this fall to help - no specific date yet, we can set dates depending on our schedules.

• We are also recruiting members who are interested in general response to an event - whether something happens on our campus, or in the community. This can include physical help with cleanup, working at shelters, distribution and/or feeding stations, or offering general assistance to those affected. Many different trainings are available depending on your interest!


 


CHURCH OF THE NATIONS


Worship will be held in the Chapel.



 


International Bible Study

Now is a great time to come to International Bible Study! This group is open to anyone who wants to understand the Bible better, whether you are a lifelong Christian, a new Christian, or have never read the Bible before! We welcome anyone, and there is no commitment to come! If you have questions, email Eric at eric@ubc-br.org.


 

How To Give


 





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