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The Window: December 15, 2022


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Combined Worship: Broadmoor Baptist Church

Sunday, December 18, 2022

On Sunday, December 18 we have a unique opportunity - UBC will join with Broadmoor Baptist Church for a combined Christmas worship experience. We'll begin with a potluck brunch and joint Sunday School session.


Then in worship, an orchestra will join the combined musicians from both churches in presenting a service of Christmas songs and readings.


All activities that morning will take place at Broadmoor Baptist Church

(9755 Goodwood Blvd). Look for more details in the coming weeks in regards to specific times, brunch items, and carpooling ideas. In the meantime,

spread the word and invite others to come experience this unique event!

 

UBC Holiday Office Hours



 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service



 

This year’s Ornaments are in!

Purchase the next two pane ornaments of the sanctuary stained-glass!


The new ornaments are $15. The first two panes can be purchased for $10 each.


Stop by the office,

Monday-Thursday, or pick one up on Sunday mornings in the Narthex.


Proceeds will be included in the

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Offering for Global Missions.


 

Christmas Gift for Staff


 

New International Bible Study


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

 

RELATIONSHIPS


Young Adults Night Out




Our congregation recently sent money to help purchase a new vehicle for our mission partner Rescate Ecuador. We received a thank you note and update from Marco - here's a brief excerpt: "With your donation, we are in the process of buying a car. With it, we will be able to transport water filters, take food and medical/dental assistance to families in need, and most importantly, the Good News to everyone in a timely manner." To view the full letter click the link below.




Soccer: Early Registration

Begins December 8th


Early Bird Soccer Registration ends January 3rd!

Find out all you need to know; just click the link below.


We would love for you to join us!



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!


 


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

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!


  • Faith After Doubt - Tuesdays starting on September 13th.

  • The Kingdom of God, Empire, and Christian Nationalism - 4-week Advent series.

  • Prayer in a Busy World - 6-week Lenten series.

  • Optional Combined Sunday School (TBD) - 8-weeks in the summer, led by the ministry staff.


If you have questions or are interested in any of these groups,

send an email to Eric at eric@ubc-br.org, or call the church office at (225) 766-9474.


 

FINANCE



Finance Committee



 


CHURCH OF THE NATIONS


Service will held at Broadmoor Baptist Church.

Contact eric@ubc-br.org for more information



 


GENERAL UPDATES


Save the Dates



Nativities for Around the World



Donations: Prison Ministry



Save the Date:

UBC's 75th Anniversary


Please save the date for UBC’s 75th Anniversary!


Please extend this invitation to past members

or anyone whom you feel would like to celebrate this wonderful occasion.


For more information,

please contact Jon Parks at jon@ubc-br.org.



 


FAMILY TREE CAFE



 

Palacios House of Arts


 

Volunteer with UBC

As UBC grows we need your help and support! Consider one of the many volunteer options above to lend your time and leadership back into UBC!

We are so appreciative of our volunteers!


 

How To Give


 

Prayer Web


 

Keep in Your Prayers


 




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