The Window: November 17, 2022



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THANKSGIVING GATHERING

November 20th

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Gathering on

Sunday, November 20th at 4:30pm.

We are inviting participants to sign up to bring one of the

following items for the meal:

meat, green beans, a potato dish, stuffing, cranberries, rolls, or dessert.

You can sign up to bring an item here or contact the office:



 

Thanksgiving Holiday Closure


UBC’s Office will close 1/2 day on Wed. 11/23

and will be closed all day on Thurs. 11/24 and Fri. 11/25


 

A Christmas Gift for Staff



 


RELATIONSHIPS


Young Adults Night Out: November 18th




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!



 


YOUTH


Youth Outing

Our youth group had a wonderful time this past Sunday at Main Event!

Keep an eye out for more events like this in the future!


Next up, mark your calendars for our

Youth Christmas Party on December 11th from 4:30pm-7:00pm.


More information to come soon!

 

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

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.


In the first week of December 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.


We need your input to select the day and time that works best for everyone.

Please click the link below to fill out a brief survey with your preferred meeting times!




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



Quarterly Meeting



 


CHURCH OF THE NATIONS


Service will be held in the CHAPEL

Contact eric@ubc-br.org for more information



 


GENERAL UPDATES



Save The Dates




Governing Board: Updates & Changes



Nativities for Around the World



Highland Elementary:

Thanksgiving Meal Project

Help us with our annual Highland Thanksgiving Meal Project. UBC will provide families with meal kits to create lasting memories by making a meal together on Thanksgiving. We will be offering two kits this year. The first will include a turkey and fixings. The other will be for our Hispanic families and will have a meal appropriate in their culture.We will also be looking for volunteers to hand out, deliver, and assemble.

More information on this to follow!



Highland Elementary: Book Wrapping

Sunday, December 4th



Movie & Live Nativity

Friday, December 9th