When It Don’t Come Easy

I don’t know how God speaks to you, but especially in my toughest times, God speaks to me through music. Whichever way I am going about my day– driving in the car, working on a worship document, folding laundry– if I have music playing, there is always the chance that...

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Discernment Update from the Committee

UBC Past, Present, and Future In order to post a job opening for a senior pastor, we need to prepare three written statements: our shared vision, a profile of the church, and a job description. The Discernment Committee, drawing on many conversations with church members, has been working on the...

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Believing

Dear Church: Every email from member Casey Carter closes with a profound quote: “I just don’t want us to be sad about the future!” The words are from entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX. Casey and his wife, Linda, are big fans of Musk. Indeed, they...

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Discernment Update from Anna Strickland

This week’s Discernment Update comes from Sunday’s sermon by Anna Strickland.  Well, I have officially finished my second year of seminary! …And I start back tomorrow with, appropriately, a class on the Holy Spirit and its traditions throughout Christian history. I have really enjoyed my history classes in seminary so...

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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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Discernment Update from Lisa Cauble

I’ve recently been feeling a bit like a student with “senioritis” — you know senioritis, right? It’s the “supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” (Google dictionary)  Students have been working hard for 12 years, or...

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