Coping with COVID, Part 2: Benevolence

UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH COVID-19 BENEVOLENCE ASSISTANCE Guided by Christ, we build relationships to transform lives and our community through divine love in action.  – UBC Vision Statement In response to the current pandemic, University Baptist Church has expanded its benevolence program to provide financial assistance to those affected by COVID-19....

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Coping with COVID: Bursts of Creativity!

There are so many ways to find bits of goodness these days. Some of us are creating things of beauty. Julie Hill’s children, Will and Nate Veeser, are taking a class called “Let’s Draw Creative Pokemon and Share!” Their sister, Clare thinks she is taking the class, too. Today we’re sharing...

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Coping with COVID: Happy Radical Mother’s Day

The following article was published on Huffpost.com. You can find the original article by clicking here.   The Radical History of Mother’s Day by Diana Butler Bass Author, “Grounded: Finding God in the World – A Spiritual Revolution” At first glance, Mother’s Day appears a quaint and conservative holiday, a sort...

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News from the Pews, Episode 3

Willpower Wanes by Wednesday Science tells us that willpower wanes by the end of the workday. If not workday’s end, for sure by Wednesday, and if one happens to be an outlier, their willpower lasts until the weekend when they sleep until eleven and slog through a fog the rest...

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The Journey

Happy Pre-Friday, Everyone! This past New Year’s Eve, my closest friends and I had an at-home “spa night” instead of going out and dealing with the masses. It was everything you would imagine a group of millennial, gay men doing: face masks, bath robes, warm eucalyptus towels, a tarot card...

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Season of Discernment: Schedule Update

After last week’s joint meeting between the Discernment Committee and the Search Committee, it became clear that we still have some work to do on defining the qualities of leadership UBC needs in our next pastor. We are making a few adjustments to our schedule in order to be sure...

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Discernment Update

With the work of the Discernment Committee moving into our final question of leadership, this past week has been pivotal. On Sunday, we led worship on the theme of leadership where the questions we’ve been pondering and the answers you have shared with us came to life in the form...

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Discernment Update: Discernment Reading

Is critique the totality of the prophetic way, or is there something more? The question has implications for the work of a progressive church like UBC and the expectations of its leadership. Join the Discernment Committee in reading Interim Pastor Daniel Pryfogle’s latest essay, “Seeing a New Thing: The Prophet...

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