Pride and Pentecost

All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”  Acts 2:12-13. Dear Siblings in Christ, As we enter the season of Pentecost together, which responds to the encounter of the twelve disciples with the Holy...

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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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