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The Window: July 27, 2023

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We had a wonderful time of fun and creativity at our Summer Gathering last Sunday, July 23! At least 70 people of all ages joined in for table games, active games in the

youth room, making greeting cards, and just watching football. This is an essential

time in the life of our church - we gather for worship and learning each week, but

the Body of Christ is made stronger when we just spend time together having fun, sharing our gifts, and listening to each others' stories.

A huge THANK YOU to Heidi Burns and Celeste Padgett for helping plan the event, and to so many who provided appetizers and desserts to round out our dinner. And of course, to all of you who came to participate and to make this such a fun evening!

This was the last of our 2023 Summer Gatherings, but look for more information

soon about our Fall Gathering on Sunday, October 22.



Pastor Installation & Celebration

On the morning of August 6, UBC will hold a special worship service and fellowship lunch celebrating the installation of Jon and Tanya Parks as our Co-Pastors. Please make plans to join us, and look for upcoming announcements about ways you can be a part of this special day! That day, we're asking all UBC members and friends to contribute to two special projects:

  • BLESSING - We're asking everyone to write a prayer or message of blessing for Jon and Tanya as they begin this new calling. We will collect and present them on that Sunday morning.

  • VISION - We're also asking each person to write at least one hope, vision or prayer for UBC as we begin this new chapter of our congregation's life. We'll combine these into a physical display that we'll add to in the following weeks of August.

Please give some thought to what you'll write for these two projects. If you’ll be present on August 6, come ready to write your blessing and vision – we’ll give you time in the Spiritual Formation Hour and before worship to write them. If you can’t be present on August 6, please send your blessings and vision by email to so we can include them in the day's events.


Sermon on the Mount Combined Series:

This Sunday, July 30

Come join us for our last combined summer session. We have had a great time this summer, and some wonderful discussions. We are grateful to those who have participated. We’ll see you this Sunday!

If you have questions, email Eric at


Save the Dates


Fall Soccer Academy:

Early Registration OPEN!

To Sign up; scan the QR code above or click the link below!


Kids: Knock Knock Museum Outing


Knock Knock Museum - July 30:


Barnabas Project Partners


Retirees' Luncheon

To Sign up to volunteer; scan the QR code above or click the link below!


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!


Fall Soccer Academy:

Early Registration OPEN!

To Sign up; scan the QR code above or click the link below!



MDO: We're Hiring!




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



Worship will be held in the CHAPEL.


Kindness Bags!

We still have lot of bags – please pick up a few to carry with you,

and give them as you see someone who might need one!




Palacios House of Arts


How To Give


Prayer Web



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