Coping with COVID: Ways to Cope

Hi, Church Family! What a weird time we’re living in, eh? Most of you are likely aware that I’m like a major introvert. So, the isolation part of this quarantine hasn’t been too challenging for me. To be honest, I’ve enjoyed the slow pace of life. I’ve had more time...

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We’re Not Dead!

  Church Family, Perhaps many of us will recognize the reference in the title from Monty Python. “Bring out your dead!” “I’m not dead!” We’ve heard a lot about death, dying, the need to do more and do better lately and I sense a feeling of exhaustion and overwhelm from...

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Free Mom (and Dad!) Hugs

Hi, Church Family! Next week is Austin’s Pride Week including, but not limited to, the Pride Festival and Parade on Saturday, August 10. As we have for the past several years, UBC will have a booth at the festival. I am looking for a few volunteers to donate two hours...

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Light Up The Sky!

Even After All this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the Whole Sky. -Hafiz Happy 4th, Everyone! Remember: Be safe with explosives. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about today. I wasn’t feeling...

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Will There Really Be A Morning?

  Will there really be a “Morning”? Is there such a thing as “Day”? Could I see it from the mountains If I were as tall as they? Has it feet like Water lilies? Has it feathers like a Bird? Is it brought from famous countries Of which I have...

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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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