A Message from the Pastoral Search Committee

Dear Church, The Pastoral Search Committee, co-chaired by Amber Batson and David Strickland, has been hard at work over the past few weeks. In addition to finalizing UBC’s Leadership Profile, which will go to a church vote on September 22, we are exploring each other’s strengths as team members and...

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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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An Ending

Dear Church: Where do we go from here? Eleven of us gathered last week in the church library to consider that question. We’ll gather again today (Aug. 22) and Aug. 29 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. I hope you’ll come. We began our conversation with a line from the poet T.S. Eliot:...

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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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A Better Way

Dear Church: “(I)t doth not yet appear what we shall be” (1 John 3:2). I heard these words for the first time about 15 years ago while facilitating a discernment process for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, known today as Bautistas por la Paz. Dwight Lundgren, a board...

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