Too often, the church has offered easy and flat answers in the face of life’s complicated and layered questions.  It’s time to change that. At UBC, we offer Spiritual Formation groups that lean into the deep-well of spiritual wisdom from our faith tradition and to ponder together how God’s dream for the world might become a reality.  We seek to look out on the horizon for how our faith intersects our day-to-day living. Join us on the journey. 

Gatherings on Sundays . . . 

“The Parables of Jesus” Sunday School Class | Led by member Charles Locklin
Sundays at 9:30 AM in the UBC Library
Why did Jesus talk in parables and what was his message? This class, organized by member Charles Locklin, will gather in the Library each Sunday to learn about a different parable and hear from various members of the church as they share leadership in the class.

Lectionary Study | Led by member Phil Duncan
Sundays at 9:30 AM in the UBC North Dining Hall
The Lectionary is a three-year cycle most mainline denominational churches follow to guide worship. This class, led by member Phil Duncan, follows the lectionary scripture passages that will be used in worship immediately following Bible Study. This class reads through the biblical texts, finding both historical context and life application an important part to their study.

UBC 101 | Led by Associate Pastor Stephanie Cooper
Sundays at 9:30 AM from September 16 through October 21 in the UBC Fellowship Hall
This class is designed for those folks who are new to our community or curious to know more about who we are as UBC!  We will discuss UBC’s history, what it means to be Baptist, how we are involved in the larger community, and how you might find your place among us!  This class will gather for six weeks and will end with a group breakfast at together. Associate Pastor, Stephanie Cooper will facilitate this class with several guest speakers from the congregation.

Caffeinated Conversations | Led by member Edie Disler
Sundays at 9:30 AM in the UBC Maddry Center
Sometimes all we need is some good coffee, conversation, and community on Sunday mornings.  Each Sunday, this gathering will begin with a shared meditation, poem, or thought from the week’s news to kick off the conversation and then will tarry wherever the conversation may go!  If a less organized conversation is more your speed, this is the gathering for you!

 

Gatherings throughout the week . . .

Brewed Theology | Led by Associate Pastor Stephanie Cooper
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM | Opa Coffee and Wine Bar
Who doesn’t like a good brew and good theological discourse?  Join Associate Pastor Stephanie to wrestle with our sacred wisdom to find where it intersects our world today.  This fall, we will be reading the Bible from the margins and hearing these stories from the underside of history.  Join us!

The Community for the World | Led by Interim Pastor Daniel Pryfogle
Thursdays at 12:30 PM in the UBC Sanctuary
The ancient aspiration of the church was to join God in the creation of a new humanity. What does that aspiration mean for us today? Join Interim Pastor Daniel Pryfogle on Thursdays at 12:30 PM starting September 13 as we re-read the letter of Paul to the Ephesians and re-imagine the church’s purpose through the interpretive lens of God’s project, the tikkun olam, the repairing of the world. Bring your lunch to the sanctuary for this one-hour conversation.

Bible Study for Students: The Gospel of John | Led by Labyrinth Campus Minister Amelia Fulbright
Thursdays at 6:00 PM in the student lounge at University Christian Church
John: What’s His Deal? We’ll dive into the historical context and different interpretations of John’s gospel to try to understand why and how it’s so different from the other three gospels. You don’t need to come with any knowledge of the Bible, just your curiosity!  This student Bible study is a part of a collaborative student ministry effort called Labyrinth. For more information, click here