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The Window: October 7, 2021

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The Pane: The Fall Gathering, a Worthwhile Investment in Relationships and Intergenerational Connections

Two of the most beautiful expressions of University Baptist Church are relationships and intergenerational connections. It’s a key reason why our church is thriving.

But why are these expressions important?

As author Tony Hiss wrote, “Human beings have always been an unfinished species, a story in the middle, a succession of families, tribes, and societies in transition to new awarenesses.”

When we invest time, presence, and intentionality with one another, we grow and experience the transforming power of God’s good work through us. And it is pretty remarkable what we can learn about each other and ourselves when we cross-pollenate our time with others, not in the same station of life.

And so, yet again, I am inviting you to invest in relationships and intergenerational connections through UBC. To be clear, I’m inviting you, not an assumption that others will participate in your place.

At the end of this month, we have a profound opportunity to spend time together through the Fall Gathering safely.

At first glance, this event looks like something for children and young families. But that’s a terrible assumption. The Gathering is designed for all ages to have fun, make strong connections, and fill their bellies with good food and treats.

Why not find yourself playing games among children of all ages, riding a hayride through the front lawn, or taste-testing chili from the cook-off? Why not dress up and have a little fun?

The event will kick off with games, hayrides, a free dinner, and a chili cook-off from 4-5:30 pm. Then, at 5:40 pm, we will host a Trunk-or-Treat.

Help raise money for our partnership in Ecuador by purchasing a $10 sampling pass for the chili cook-off. You can also purchase three voting tickets for $5 to help decide the winner of the contest.

While you can participate, you can also share your time by volunteering for one of the many aspects of the event here:

We hope to see you on October 24th.

World Communion Sunday

On October 10th, we will host World Communion Sunday in worship. Join us for a celebration of the diversity of the Kingdom of God and the inclusiveness of Jesus table for all. For those joining from home, you are encourage to line up the elements of communion before worship begins.

Grand Re-Opening of the Family Tree Café

After months of closure, the Family Tree Café will reopen on October 4th with a creative redesign.

We are still looking for volunteers in the café on Mondays-Thursdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Learn more by clicking the image above.

Reading Friends Volunteer Training

The training luncheon for Highland Elementary’s EveryBody Read’s program has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 14th after the service.

To sign-up, click on the image above.

Young Adults Night Out

Join our Young Adults Night Out on the third Friday, 5:30-8:00 pm. This month, we will meet on October 15th.

Click on the image above for more information.

2022 Governing Board Nominations

To submit nominations, click on the image above.


Ecuador Mission Immersion

The invitation is open to join the growing team heading to Ecuador in July of 2022.

Form more information, click on the image above.

Hurricane Ida Collection

We are collecting items for disaster relief efforts in Houma. If you are able to bring any of the following items to the church office. For information on what to bring, click on the image above.


We Need Your Help as Our Church Grows

As out church continues to grow, we need your help. Consider volunteering for one of the above.

UBC Choir is Back- Everyone's Welcome

The choir is back! We are currently rehearsing Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Music Suite. All are welcome. Previous experience not required. Safety precautions include masks and distancing. Join us!

Contact for more information.


Fall Gathering Save the Date

UBC will host its annual Fall Gathering on October 24th with an afternoon of hayrides, games, trunk or treat, and chili cook-off for all ages. We hope you will consider now inviting others to attend, volunteer for an activity, or enter the chili cook-off competition.

Fall Gathering Volunteers Needed

With UBC’s Fall Gathering right around the corner, we need a lot of volunteers to make the event a reality.

Click the image above for information on how to sign-up.

Fall Gathering Chili Cook-Off

Click the image above to sign-up.

Thursday Prayer Group Returning October 21st

Starting on October 21, the group will meet every Thursday at 12:30pm over Zoom. We will be reading The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen.

Zoom Information: