What is Church?

Friends, Oftentimes these days, I’m struck by the question “What is church”?  Is church somewhere we go to get some sort of message from God? Is it a community center, meant to serve a population of people with activities and entertainment?  Is it a service organization, just like any other...

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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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Come get OUTLOUD with us FRIDAY!

We are two days out from our OUTLOUD event in the courtyard!  We are so excited to have such an amazing lineup of artists, fantastic volunteers, delicious food, and an amazing show of the wonderful life that flows out of our church all benefiting a great cause!  Let me take...

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Into the Wilderness

Dear Church: We step now into Lent. As with Jesus, our path leads into the wilderness. This is dangerous terrain because the way is uncertain and the landscape is unknown except for the fears we project upon it. This is the path of discernment for us as individuals and a...

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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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