Building Bridges for a Just World

Happy New Year, Y’all! It’s 2019. It is a new year, new day, new you! It is that time of the year when we evaluate our past year, make commitments for the year to come, jot down goals for new habits and make plans to break old habits. 2019 brings new things...

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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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A Call to Response from the Discernment Committee

Lisa Cauble shared the following Call to Response in worship this morning on behalf of the Discernment Committee.  This is the time in our worship service where we invite the congregation to respond. If you are a visitor to UBC, and you feel like you’ve found a church home here,...

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Discernment

The Rev. Dr. Van Herd and I have a running joke about discernment: He says he is discerning God’s call to a place where the sun always shines and lemons grow year-round. He puts great emphasis on “call” to underscore the seriousness of the matter – with a twinkle in...

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Blue Christmas

The holidays are often a mixed bag for most people.  While the ad agencies have manufactured what our Christmas should look like and be like (matching PJs, perfectly blown hair, skipping and dancing all the way, a perfectly crafted ham and painted on smiles), that is very likely not the...

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