Jubilate Deo

Good afternoon, everyone! It’s that time of year again! Special Music Sunday! Maybe I’m biased (I absolutely am), but these are some of my favorite Sundays. This week, you will get to hear an exuberant piece of music. Jubilate Deo composed by Dan Forrest. And, as far as I know,...

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I Miss the Mountains

Church Family, I just spent five amazing days exploring some of the most beautiful places our nation has chosen to preserve. I camped with friends for two days in Zion National Park and then drove to Bryce Canyon National Park to spend a few hours. (We also made a stop...

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The Beginning of the End

Friends, Of the Christian holy days, Easter is my absolute favorite. The music is loud (and we know I love some loud music), the words are triumphant, the flowers are fresh and blooming for Springtime, and there is the incredible joy of the resurrection. But Lent is heavy, Y’all. This...

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God’s Open Door

Happy Thursday, Friends! Totally recycling one of UBC’s former slogans for the title of this, but it’s fitting! Perhaps you’ve noticed some buzz around the church on how we can signal that there is life in our building and that we are a beautiful and vibrant community on the inside...

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Sparking Joy

It’s the end of Epiphany! Soon we will stop marching in the light of God and we’ll start our walk to the cross. And after all of this talk about light since the beginning of Advent, we get the final burst of light of the Transfiguration. How can we then,...

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Finding Comfort

Hi, Church Family! Some of you may or may not know that I am a pretty big introvert. I have limited amounts of social energy and I expend just about all of it every day! Social interactions tend to give me anxiety and make me a little bit nervous. While...

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How Far We’ve Come

Happy Thursday! To start: If you don’t know this song by MatchboxTwenty, I’d recommend familiarizing yourself. The music video is excellent, encouraging, and makes you feel good. Take a second to watch! “I’m waking at the start of the end of the world but it’s feeling just like any other...

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Eternal Light

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope that you all were able to have a meaningful celebration of Christmas this week and are able to find rest amidst the holiday hub-bub that tends to take over at this time of the year! I want to provide a little “light”...

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“Reaching Out” by Jonathan Castillo

Hi Church Family! When I was growing up I would frequently be asked by my friends the question that I’m sure many of us can relate to: “Do you want to come to church with me?” Almost always my answer was a firm “No thanks!” This wasn’t because I was...

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“A Note About Our Organ” by Jonathan Castillo

Happy Thursday, Everyone! It has come to my attention that the congregation-at-large is unaware of where we are with our project on renovating/restoring/replacing the Otto Hofmann pipe organ in the sanctuary at UBC! I want to be as transparent as possible during this process as it is a massive undertaking...

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