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Welcoming for Eric Fulcher

The thirteenth and fourteenth century theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart wrote, “And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”

June 23 will start a new era of ministry through University Baptist Church as we welcome Reverend Eric Fulcher as the Minister of Community and Church of the Nations.

Eric comes to us by way of Hunton Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia where he has served as the Associate Pastor since 2015. Eric earned a B.S. from Virginia Tech University and a M.Div from Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond.

This newly created hybrid role will combine the legacy of the Church of the Nations and a new approach to incarnational community for youth, college, and young adults.

Eric will be working with Connect Groups and creating opportunities for missional community through UBC.

As Meister Eckhart would go on to write, “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” We are stepping out into a new way of approaching ministry through the leadership of a seasoned minister.

Please help us in welcoming Eric to Baton Rouge in a couple of ways.

On June 23, we will host a welcome brunch at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. This will be a time of celebration and greeting.

Spiritual Formation groups are encouraged to meet at 9:00 am for an abbreviated discussion and announcements. We encourage your group to sign up to bring an item for the brunch by contacting the church office by June 20.

To give Eric unique and individual connections with UBC, you are encouraged to sign up for a Care Week. This is an opportunity to sign up for a given week to take Eric out for a meal, have him over for a meal, or meet for coffee.

Care Weeks begin June 23 and will run through August 4. Care Week volunteers are encouraged to have one intentional interaction with Eric based around the schedule you will work out with him.

Thank you in advance for sharing your best selves with Eric Fulcher as he transitions into a new chapter of his life and vocational journey.


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