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The Window: December 1, 2022


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New International Bible Study!


Beginning Sunday December 4th, we will have a new Bible study for internationals during the Sunday school hour. We will meet in Room 113 in the courtyard area.


Email Eric (eric@ubc-br.org) with any questions!


 

Outdoor Movie & Live Nativity

Friday, December 9th


 

A Christmas Gift for Staff


 

RELATIONSHIPS



Barnabas & Kids Christmas Party



Retirees' Luncheon



Young Adults Night Out




Volunteer as a Reading Friend!

Our ongoing partnership with Highland Elementary

is a unique and special relationship!

We are looking for volunteers willing to share time as a Reading Friend.

For 30-45 minutes each week, you can invest in the life of an elementary-aged student by reading with them. Organized through Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), this established program has made a difference in the lives of students all over the city-parish... simply by spending intentional time sitting with a child to encourage and read together.


Can you be a Reading Friend?

Contact the church office and we'll help you get started!



 


KIDS


Upcoming Events



Spiritual Formation


Children ages Kindergarten to fifth grade - come join us during Spiritual Formation hour for a time of learning and fun. We will be studying the story of the Israelites and learning about how their story might connect to ours.


We hope you will join us!


 


YOUTH


Mark your calendars for our youth Christmas party

on December 11 from 3:30pm-5:30pm!


Bring a gift for our white elephant gift exchange ($10 limit, no gift cards),

and come ready for games and Christmas cookie decorating!


 

MDO


WE'RE HIRING!

Please contact mdo@ubc-br.org for more information.

 

SPIRITUAL FORMATION


New Advent Spiritual Formation Group -

The Kingdom of God, Empire, and Christian Nationalism

Beginning: December 5, 2022

New Advent Spiritual Formation Group begins

Monday December 5 - 11:30am-1:00pm

In-Person at UBC and on Zoom


In Person: Heritage Room at UBC

(where we have Coffee and Community time before worship)


Zoom ID: 570-645-5793

Password: ubc


What do Advent and Christian Nationalism have to do with each other? Well, in our view, not a whole lot. And that is the point. Advent is a time when we reflect on Christ coming into the world, the Kingdom of God, and what this means for us. Some would say that Christians need to gain political power to bring about God’s Kingdom. We believe in another way.


Beginning this Monday December 5, we will gather to explore what Christian Nationalism is, how it’s a distortion of the Gospel, and most importantly, what we can do to provide an alternative to those around us. Hint: it has a lot less to do with power, and a lot more to do with love.


This will be a three week study

(December 5, 12, and 19).


Email Eric (eric@ubc-br.org) if you have any questions!




2022-2023 Spiritual Formation Offerings

In addition to your Sunday school class, we are offering several seasonal groups for spiritual formation and discussion at UBC this year. Our first group, Faith After Doubt, kicks off on September 13, but plan to join us for these others as well!