ITLOTC 4-20-18

ITLOTC

(In The Life Of The Church) 

Easter

Eastertide (by jamie)

Let’s talk Church calendar.  We began the year waiting in the darkness and dislocation of Advent for the Light that came on Christmas.  Then during Epiphany, we came to know this Light, and in doing so, came to know what God would have us know about who God is and who we are.  After that, we entered the wilderness of Lent, coming to terms with the gap between who we are and who we are made to be, At Holy Week, we saw the Light of Christ extinguished, and on Easter, we saw the Light blaze forth again.   

We are now in the Resurrection space of Eastertide.  

In the past, I’ve mentioned that the three elements of UBC’s benediction interface with a season of the Church calendar.  “Love God,” attaches to ordinary time, “Live Life to the Fullest” attaches to Lent, and “Embrace Beauty,” attaches to Eastertide.  

Josh touched on the connection between Resurrection and beauty in his sermon last week, but I’ll take a swing at it too.

The Resurrection is an emphatic Yes to life and creation.  It’s a doubling-down on embodied existence, as if to make it perfectly clear that God didn’t create the universe and bodied creatures without reason.  It takes the wind out of the sails of the worldview that says this is all just a cage we need to escape.  It is a rewrite on the finitude of the life/death cycle of creation, adding resurrection to the end.  

All good and well, but why do we emphasize embracing beauty in this season?

A few years ago, I came across a book by Madeliene L’Engle called Walking on Water, the subtitle of which is “Reflections on Faith and Art.”  If you haven’t read it, find a reason to. 

In talking about art, she is really talking about Beauty—or, at least, the kind of beauty people can make.  She points out how difficult it is to say what exactly makes something art, or beautiful, but teases out a definition (borrowing some words from Leonard Bernstein): art is drawing cosmos out of chaos—which we might think of as saying: beauty is when cosmos emerges out of chaos.  

I like the sound of that.  It strikes me as sufficiently vague to be meaningful.

But let’s think about that a little more.

In the midst of a world that time and again (and recently, again and again) proves to be thoroughly chaotic, little pockets of cosmos break through.  Natural beauty asserts itself over against our short-sighted self-importance.  Songs, novels, films, poems, etc. re-frame our condition, and invite us to be re-framed with it.  Artists enter into their own pain and order it into something bodied, something that might resonate with someone else and cause their pain to be transformed too.  Artists stop moving long enough to experience the heights of life as well, and order the bliss from chaotic ineffability into a creative moment, and we find ourselves invited to do the same. 

But there is another way cosmos emerges from chaos in all of this.  It is in our being drawn outside of our own subjectivity and coming awake to our connectedness with our fellow creation.  Beauty invites us to shift our entombed gaze outward, and to embrace more fully the depth of the world around us.

If all of this is in any way an accurate description of beauty, we might think of the Resurrection itself as an Event of Beauty, of cosmos emerging from chaos, life emerging from death.  And, as with any work of art, we might find ourselves, the way we see, live, move, and have our being, drawn in and transformed by it.

So, as we journey through Eastertide, we join the disciples in looking for signs of the Resurrection, in places ordinary, strange, and wonderful.  And in our looking, we open ourselves to being drawn into Resurrection ourselves.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about any of this, feel free to email jamie@ubcwaco.org. I’m working on what you might call a “long-form” version of these thoughts, so I have a lot more to say if you’re interested.

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Backside (TONIGHT)

Backside is at 7pm tonight--come hear some songs and poems, eat some baked goods, look at some art, and buy some handmade stuff.

Pastoral Associate Applications

Each academic year UBC employees two pastoral associates.  While a modest stipend is offered to these individuals, the main goal is for interested persons to gain pastoral experience and be able to list this experience on a resume or other items.  Pastoral associates begin work in July and finish the following May.  Weekly responsibilities include attending staff meeting, helping with worship on Sunday mornings and other events as needed.  Pastoral associates are also given one ministry to oversee such as Sunday School, community partner relationships, mi casa's etc.  

Interested persons can apply here.

World Hunger Relief Fundraiser

UBC champions for the Lord!  I have great news.  This last Sunday I asked you for $2,500 to feed hungry people and waco with nutritious food and you came through!!!!  All the tabs for the fundraiser were taken and half of that money came in that morning.  If you have pledged to give you can do so a number of ways.  Go to our easytithe page and select the "benevolence option." Or you can drop off cash or check in an envelope in our mail slot under the "UBC" letters on the building at any time.  Thank you so much.  

Children's Sunday

On April 29 - just over three weeks from now! - our kids are going to be leading us in worship at UBC! We are so excited for them to have the opportunity to lead us in worship because we think that it will be a formative moment for them as well as a formative moment for our entire congregation and we are very excited about it! If you have any questions feel free to email taylor@ubcwaco.org to ask!

Leadership Team Nominations

First we'd like to applaud the fearless Stan Denman, Sharyl Loeung, and Jon Davis for their leadership these last three years.  Their stints are coming to an end this April.  In addition to their departure, one of our student positions are being vacated as well.  Leah Reed is graduating and moving onto bigger, but not necessarily better things.  As a reminder, the student positions are on year commitments that can be renewed up to three years.  

So that means we are looking for new folks to serve on the leadership team.  Here is some information for you to consider from the bylaws. 

Section 1.  Leadership Team

(A) Purpose.  The Leadership Team shall be the primary decision-making body of UBC.  The Leadership Team will oversee all the business and property of the church, as well as make the final decisions regarding hiring and dismissal of staff and the acquisition and selling of assets that are beyond budgetary provisions. 

(C) Qualifications.  Each member of Leadership Team shall have been a member of UBC for at least one year, exhibited an understanding and commitment to the mission and values of the church, and be willing to fulfill all responsibilities in the Leadership Team job description.

(E) Term.  Members of Leadership Team may serve for a duration lasting up to three years.  While they are encouraged to remain the full three years, members may voluntarily remove themselves from their position at any time.  Members serving as student member commit to a year with the chance to renew up to three years. 

Nominations begin now.  So if you'd like to nominate yourself or anyone else, please use this link.

Work is Worship

Greeters: Blaylocks 

Coffee Makers: Clark Mi Casa 

Mug Cleaners: Teddi & Wesley 

Money Counter:   JD Newman 

Welcome Station: High Holy Hospitalitarians

Announcements

  • Sermon Text: Mr. Rogers Sunday 
  • 4-29 Leadership Team Meeting 
  • Study Hall Days 4-30/5-1
  • 5-14 Finance Team Meeting 

Leadership Team

If you have a concern or an idea for UBC that you’d like to share with someone that is not on staff, feel free to contact one of our leadership team members. 

Chair- Emma Wood:  emmaj.wood@yahoo.com

Byron Griffin: byrontgriffin@gmail.com

Stan Denman: Stan_Denman@baylor.edu

Adam Winn:  adamwinn68@yahoo.com

Bridget Heins: bheins@hot.rr.com

Sharyl Loeung: sharylwl@gmail.com

Jon Davis: jdavis83@gmail.com

Student Position: Samuel Moore: samuel_moore2@baylor.edu

Student Position: Leah Reed: Leah_Reed@baylor.edu

UBC Finance Team

Do you have a question about UBC’s financial affairs? Please feel free to contact any of your finance team members.

JD Newman: JD_Newman@baylor.edu 

Hannah Kuhl: HannahKuhl@hotmail.com  

Justin Pond: pondjw@gmail.com

Anna Tilson: Anna_Tilson@jrbt.com

Doug McNamee: douglas_mcnamee@baylor.edu

UBC HR Team

If you have concerns about staff and would like contact our human resources team, please feel free to email any of the following members.

Rob Engblom: Rob_Engblom@baylor.edu

Ross Van Dyke: Ross_Vandyke@baylor.edu

Jared Gould: jared.gould1@gmail.com

Rebekah Powell: rpowell671@gmail.com

Kristen Richardson: wacorichardsons@gmail.com

 

Liturgy 4-15-2018

This blog is a record of the call to worship, Scripture readings, and prayers from our Sunday liturgies.  If you are interested in writing something for the liturgy, or if you have a concern about any aspect of our liturgy, please email jamie@ubcwaco.org.

Call to Worship

we have gathered to worship the Risen Lord

Boundless Love, Embodied

to be drawn into God’s story

and find our own stories transformed

to bear the marks of the Risen Christ

that our lives might embody
the hope of Resurrection

amen.

Scripture

Psalm 4

Answer my prayers, O True God, the righteous, who makes me right.
    I was hopelessly surrounded, and You rescued me.
Once again hear me; hide me in Your favor;
    bring victory in defeat and hope in hopelessness.

How long will you sons of Adam steal my dignity, reduce my glory to shame?
    Why pine for the fruitless and dream a delusion?

Understand this: The Eternal One treats as special those like the Eternal.
    The Eternal will answer my prayers and save me.

Think long; think hard. When you are angry, don’t let it carry you into sin.
    When night comes, in calm be silent.

From this day forward, offer to God the right sacrifice from a heart made right by God.
    Entrust yourself to the Eternal.

Crowds of disheartened people ask, “Who can show us what is good?”
    Let Your brilliant face shine upon us, O Eternal One, that we may know the undeniable  
    answer.

You have filled me with joy, and happiness has risen in my heart, great delight and unrivaled    
    
 joy,
    even more than when bread abounds and wine flows freely.

Tonight I will sleep securely on a bed of peace
    because I trust You, You alone, O Eternal One, will keep me safe.

Luke 24:36b-48

Jesus himself stood among the disciples and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 

And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. 

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 

Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.

Prayer

This week's prayer was from The Iona Community Worship Book:

O God,
Early in the morning,
When the world was young,
You made life in all its beauty and terror;
You gave birth to all that we know.

Hallowed be Your Name

Early in the morning,
When the world least expected it,
A new born child crying in a cradle
Announced that You had come among us,
That you were one of us.

Hallowed be Your Name

Early in the morning,
Surrounded by self-interested religious leaders,
Anxious statesmen
And silent friends,
You accepted the penalty for doing good,
For being God:
You shouldered and suffered the cross.

Hallowed be Your Name

Early in the morning,
A voice in a guarded graveyard
And footsteps in the dew
Proved that You had risen,
That You had come back
To those and for those
Who had forgotten, denied and destroyed You.

O God, bring new life,
Where we are worn and tired,
New love,
Where we have turned hard hearted
Forgiveness,
Where we have wounded,
And the Joy and freedom of Your Holy Spirit
Where we are the prisoners of ourselves.

Amen

Setlist 4-15-2018

Yesterday was the third Sunday of Eastertide, and our songs were gathered with that in mind.  Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics.  Below the songs, you can find a brief example of one way you might think of these songs. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment at the bottom of this page or email me at jamie@ubcwaco.org.

Songs:

All Creatures of Our God and King

Noise by Jameson McGregor

Pulse by Jameson McGregor

Because He Lives by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Heart With No Companion by Leonard Cohen

There's A Wideness in God's Mercy by Jameson McGregor (adapted from F. Faber)

Doxology

How They Fit In:

There are many ways to think about the significance of songs and the way they fit together–-this is simply one way you can look at these songs in light of this week’s theme. 

All Creatures of Our God and King: We sang this song to find language to worship the Creator, Sustainer, and now re-Creator of all that is.

Noise: We sang this song to voice Christ's redemption in our stories, his entering into our condition and rewriting it.

Pulse: We sang this song to acknowledge the interconnectivity of Creation and to draw ourselves toward loving our neighbors as ourselves.

Because He Lives: We sang this song to speak of the everyday hope that the Resurrection offers us--not merely a hope that it will all shake out in the end, but that the the Kingdom is breaking in in glimpses even now.

Heart With No Companion: This song is a meditation on the implications of the Resurrected Christ; specifically, the hope that reaches every kind of despair.

There's A Wideness In God's Mercy: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week's songs.  This is what we sang about There's A Wideness in God's Mercy then: We sang this song to celebrate God's mercy and to remind ourselves that any view we hold about God's rigid wrath says more about us than it does God.

Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos. 

-JM

ITLOTC 4-13-18

ITLOTC

(In The Life Of The Church) 

Easter

An Interview With Peter

UBC the Magazine recently got to interview St. Peter. We talked with him about Paul, Easter traditions, and other odd facts.  

UBCtM: Hey, Peter, thanks for your time.  

Peter: You bet, thanks for having me.

UBCtM: You’ve been head of the church for almost 2,000 years now. Does that ever get tiring, and what advice do you have for pastors, priests, and other spiritual leaders concerned about longevity?

Peter: The job itself doesn’t get tiring, but the I-met-St.-Peter-at-the-pearly-gates jokes get old. I also think I’m depicted a little bit unfairly in a lot of Western art. The advice I would give is this: make sure you have good people around you that you can be honest with about how life is going. Mary-Mag, James, and I have a weekly meeting at Drink of This Cup. That’s a safe space for me to share the ways I feel fragile.

UBCtM: Mary-Mag?

Peter: Magdalene.

UBCtM: Are those your best friends?  

Peter: Well, Jesus is everyone’s best friend in heaven, but that goes without saying. So if you are interested to know if those are are my second best friends? Yes. I like Job, but he can be a downer sometimes. John is fun to be around too. He’s imaginative, but sometimes he’ll slip back into apocalyptic language when he talks about current events. People get confused by that, but I love the Christian Halloween costumes that come out of his writings.  

UBCtM: “Christian Halloween Costumes.”  Did you mean harvest festival costumes?

Peter: My bad. Yes.

UBCtM: Let’s talk about Paul for a second. The last I read about you two in Galatians, things seemed to be on thin ice. Is stuff better now?

Peter: Paul and I get along great now. He was right to confront me on my stuff back then. I think sometimes people forget the magnitude of the shift that was happening in the first century. We were all Jews who were able to see Jesus in the Hebrew Scriptures, but we still considered ourselves Jewish. That in and of itself was a radical shift and a leap of faith, but as Paul and others developed an inclusive vision of gentiles, it felt like essential elements of Jewish faith were being negotiated in the name of inclusion and relevance. Like, imagine if there was a second incarnation of Jesus and this Jesus claimed to be the person the New Testament Scriptures were always talking about. And then this Jesus proceeded to reinterpret the meaning of eschatological texts that predicted his return. That’d be trippy, right?  

UBCtM: Gosh-darn-tootin‘ right it would.  

Peter: So you are part of this revolution, but then this guy who, BTW, was murdering Christians last week says we can throw out baptism and justification by faith through grace alone so the new converts don’t feel excluded. So, yeah, I was a little apprehensive. And when my Jewish brothers came around, I left the gentile table. We all have our Robert the Bruce moments.

UBCtM: Robert the Bruce?  

Peter: Yeah, man, Braveheart. I love that movie.  

UBCtM: Paul has been a darling of the church in the West since the Reformation, and before, but especially since then. Now he seems to have fallen out of favor with pockets of the church. How is that processed in heaven?  

Peter: Interestingly, I think Paul has been misunderstood both then and now.  

UBCtM: How so?  

Peter: To the Reformers, I say that the New Perspective on Paul has some valid criticisms. Luther’s interpretation didn’t account first-century Judaism for what it was. As a result, I think Luther over- (or under-, depending on how you look at it) interpreted “works of righteousness.” Consequently, we’ve made a mess of it and pitted James against Paul. A careful reading finds consonance between grace and work.. To modern detractors I say, yes, it’s true that Paul didn’t cast a theological vision for slavery and women that seemed to match the hermeneutical trajectory of the Jesus movement, but keep in mind the guy was doing theology for a massive theological movement that was understaffed and decentralized--without Facebook and Twitter. Do you know how many letters he wrote that got lost by carrier pigeons and wizard owls? You’re lucky we got seven undisputed letters in the Bible. That’s to say nothing about the fact that Paul thought the apocalyptic era of his day was going to wrap up at any moment.  

UBCtM: Speaking of undisputed letters, who wrote Hebrews?

Peter: Jason the Gentile.

UBCtM: Shut up!

Peter: I’m just messing with you, man. No one knows but the Father . . . and the author, which I happen to know because she told me.

UBCtM: She! You serious?  

Peter: Yeah, why else wouldn’t someone take credit for that book? It’s a masterpiece.  

UBCtM: So people in heaven don’t know?  

Peter: Tough to say, but there are rumors.  

UBCtM: Why doesn’t God set the record straight?

Petere: People don’t realize God has a playful side. Once you’re delivered and saved and aren’t causing problems, you are able to experience a whole new side of God. God loves keeping us guessing. It’s like the whole heretic Easter egg hunt.

UBCtM: Do say more.

Peter: Every year on Easter, God sets up an Easter egg hunt. Most of the eggs are filled with the fruits of the Spirit, but God alway hides one golden egg. That golden egg has a heretic in it. So every year we get to see one more heretic here and learn how wide, deep, and long the love of Christ is. People go crazy for it. The banquet table is off the hook that day.  

UBCtM: Don’t people see the heretic before the reveal?

Peter: It’s too hard to explain. In heaven there’s logical sequence but no time. So it’s an all-at-once thing. Also, remember that God gives everyone a new name when they get here. Between that and glorified bodies, they are unrecognizable. God just tells the heretics to keep quiet about who they were until the big reveal.  

UBCtM: Who are some of your favorite people in heaven?

Peter: Aside from Jesus?

UBCtM: Yes.

Peter: Oscar Romero, Intan, and St. Perpetua.

UBCtM: Okay, I know Romero and Perpetua, but I don’t recall Intan from church history.  

Peter: You wouldn’t. He’s a little boy that died in the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia.  

UBCtM: Obviously I’m intrigued. Say more.

Peter: Yeah, so when stuff like that happens, it feels chaotic around here. Not because God’s not in control, but because even here in heaven we retain a sense of agency. God still lets us serve by giving us jobs. So as you can imagine, the welcome center is immediately overloaded and the party planning committee has way more than they can handle. So I volunteer in the welcome center. I met Intan that day. Intan is a sweet boy, which feels odd to speak about now because he’s being perfect and transcending age like the rest of us here in heaven, but his presence is helpful for my formation, so I like being around him.

UBCtM: How?

Peter: Well, the only one of us who can be perfectly and appropriately present to every emotion at once is Trinity. So God can always respond to prayer perfectly. For the rest of us, it’s just so hard not to get overwhelmed by joy all the time. My memories of pain are in constant danger of being extinguished by the presence of Christ. Of all the shoddy attempts at understanding heaven by human authors, I think I like C.S. Lewis’s “further up, further in” chapter best. It at least rightly alludes to the fact that heaven is ever expanding our capacity for joy in the life of God. Sometimes when I’m with Jesus, I’ll ask to stare at his scars as a meditation practice. It helps me mourn for the world. Otherwise I feel phony doing it because it’s perfect here. Intan is a gift in the same way. He reminds me of the anguish of those who are still waiting for all of this. But even then I just get so excited for them when I think about the moment heaven will come to them in death.  

UBCtM: Interesting stuff. You’ve given us a lot to think about. Thanks for your time, Pete. We hope you’ll do this again.  

Peter: Sure thing.  

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Pastoral Associate Applications

Each academic year UBC employees two pastoral associates.  While a modest stipend is offered to these individuals, the main goal is for interested persons to gain pastoral experience and be able to list this experience on a resume or other items.  Pastoral associates begin work in July and finish the following May.  Weekly responsibilities include attending staff meeting, helping with worship on Sunday mornings and other events as needed.  Pastoral associates are also given one ministry to oversee such as Sunday School, community partner relationships, mi casa's etc.  

Interested persons can apply here. 

Backside - April 20

If you are a musician, poet, storyteller, visual artist, baker, or otherwise creative type, we are having an open mic/open wall/open table event at 7pm on Friday, April 20.  If you are interested in participating, sign up in the lobby on Sunday, or email jamie@ubcwaco.org!

Graduate Luncheon - April 22

If you are graduating (hs, college, masters, or phd), we would love to have you stay for lunch after church Sunday, April 22nd.  The service that day will be our annual graduate commissioning service, and we would like to invited those are graduating to stay for lunch with the staff.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the foyer the next two Sundays.  If you have any questions, please shoot toph@ubcwaco.org an email.

Children's Sunday

On April 29 - just over three weeks from now! - our kids are going to be leading us in worship at UBC! We are so excited for them to have the opportunity to lead us in worship because we think that it will be a formative moment for them as well as a formative moment for our entire congregation and we are very excited about it! If you have any questions feel free to email taylor@ubcwaco.org to ask!

Town Hall Agenda

Our quarterly town hall will take place after church this Sunday.  These are the items that will be addressed there and at the leadership team meeting on Sunday, April 29th.  

  • Finance update
  • Land Update 
  • Deacon Update- I really needed a better word to describe this, but as a result of some conversations staff and leadership have been in about connectedness we are investigating a way to offer more connectedness and care at UBC.
  • Leadership Team Members 
  • Cuba Partnership 
  • HR Reviews
  • Scholarship Renewals 

Leadership Team Nominations

First we'd like to applaud the fearless Stan Denman, Sharyl Loeung, and Jon Davis for their leadership these last three years.  Their stints are coming to an end this April.  In addition to their departure, one of our student positions are being vacated as well.  Leah Reed is graduating and moving onto bigger, but not necessarily better things.  As a reminder, the student positions are on year commitments that can be renewed up to three years.  

So that means we are looking for new folks to serve on the leadership team.  Here is some information for you to consider from the bylaws. 

Section 1.  Leadership Team

(A) Purpose.  The Leadership Team shall be the primary decision-making body of UBC.  The Leadership Team will oversee all the business and property of the church, as well as make the final decisions regarding hiring and dismissal of staff and the acquisition and selling of assets that are beyond budgetary provisions. 

(C) Qualifications.  Each member of Leadership Team shall have been a member of UBC for at least one year, exhibited an understanding and commitment to the mission and values of the church, and be willing to fulfill all responsibilities in the Leadership Team job description.

(E) Term.  Members of Leadership Team may serve for a duration lasting up to three years.  While they are encouraged to remain the full three years, members may voluntarily remove themselves from their position at any time.  Members serving as student member commit to a year with the chance to renew up to three years. 

Nominations begin now.  So if you'd like to nominate yourself or anyone else, please use this link.

Work is Worship

Greeters: Richardsons 

Coffee Makers: Jacob and KT

Mug Cleaners: Andrew & Carson 

Money Counter:   Doug M. 

Welcome Station: Kerri & Melissa 

Announcements

  • Sermon Text: Luke 24:36-48 "Easter Embodied" 
  • 4-22 Mr. Rogers Sunday  
  • 4-29 Chidren's Sunday 
  • 4-29 Leadership Team Meeting 
  • Study Hall Days 4-30/5-1
  • 5-14 Finance Team Meeting 

Leadership Team

If you have a concern or an idea for UBC that you’d like to share with someone that is not on staff, feel free to contact one of our leadership team members. 

Chair- Emma Wood:  emmaj.wood@yahoo.com

Byron Griffin: byrontgriffin@gmail.com

Stan Denman: Stan_Denman@baylor.edu

Adam Winn:  adamwinn68@yahoo.com

Bridget Heins: bheins@hot.rr.com

Sharyl Loeung: sharylwl@gmail.com

Jon Davis: jdavis83@gmail.com

Student Position: Samuel Moore: samuel_moore2@baylor.edu

Student Position: Leah Reed: Leah_Reed@baylor.edu

UBC Finance Team

Do you have a question about UBC’s financial affairs? Please feel free to contact any of your finance team members.

JD Newman: JD_Newman@baylor.edu 

Hannah Kuhl: HannahKuhl@hotmail.com  

Justin Pond: pondjw@gmail.com

Anna Tilson: Anna_Tilson@jrbt.com

Doug McNamee: douglas_mcnamee@baylor.edu

UBC HR Team

If you have concerns about staff and would like contact our human resources team, please feel free to email any of the following members.

Rob Engblom: Rob_Engblom@baylor.edu

Ross Van Dyke: Ross_Vandyke@baylor.edu

Jared Gould: jared.gould1@gmail.com

Rebekah Powell: rpowell671@gmail.com

Kristen Richardson: wacorichardsons@gmail.com

 

 

Liturgy 4-8-2018

This blog is a record of the call to worship, Scripture readings, and prayers from our Sunday liturgies.  If you are interested in writing something for the liturgy, or if you have a concern about any aspect of our liturgy, please email jamie@ubcwaco.org.

Call to Worship

we have gathered to worship
the Creator and Sustainer of all that is

the Lord of Resurrection,
making all things new

seeking to be drawn into God’s story

and to draw God’s story into our own

to be drawn together in one heart and soul,
clothed in the extraordinary grace of God

that our lives might be reflections
of Resurrection hope.

Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scripture