ITLOTC 1-19-18

ITLOTC

(In The Life Of The Church) 

Epiphany

Engaging Epiphany

As you might remember, the Story We Live In hit reset after Christ the King Sunday, and we went from triumph and celebration to waiting for a Light in the darkness and dis-location of Advent.  At Christmas, we witnessed the Light enter the darkness, and we now find ourselves in a season of Light: Epiphany.  

During this season, the gospel readings in the lectionary will take us through several stories of people coming to know Jesus and/or acknowledging him as Lord.  This is a time when we are invited to come alongside the people of God in the text and become re-acquainted with Jesus; to attempt to set aside the assumptions we’ve already accumulated and to encounter this Person as if for the first time.

In this season of Light, we find the way that we perceive what was once cloaked in darkness to be changed.  We might find that things are worse than we thought or perhaps better, but there is hope to found in the illuminating—it’s the cover of darkness that lets despair flourish.

There are three interconnected ways of engaging Epiphany that I want to offer to you and myself.

First, make an effort to come to know the Person of Jesus.  The lectionary is going to give us several snippets of stories where people meet Jesus,  and that’s great, but those stories alone aren’t going to do much to you as a reader.  Instead, try entering into the story—taking on the posture of these people who encounter Jesus for the first time, and follow Jesus through the gospel narratives, waiting to see how he will react in precarious religious and social situations.  Listen to his teachings—especially the ones relevant to interacting with other people (most of them)—and resist the urge to tone them down or brush them aside because they seem impractical; you and I have both been taught to do this as a defense mechanism for the parts of our status quo that the ethic of Jesus opposes.  In doing this, we might come to know more about what God would have us know about who God is and what God would have us know about who we are.

Second, pay attention to the way Jesus sees those around him.  As you follow Jesus through the story of his life and ministry, you’ll find that he views human beings with dignity and decided lack of un-importance.  He has a particular lens for viewing the world, and we should presumably seek to make that lens our own. With this in mind, it might be worthwhile to take note of the way you see other people, and see how that measures up to the example offered in Jesus.

Third, seek to illumine the world around you.  This season offers us the chance to look again at Jesus and to look again at the world around us, but then asks what that means for the way we live and move in the world.  Are we interacting with people as though we truly see them? Are we actively seeking justice, or even just ordinary care, in our community?  Are we living lives that express a sense of dignity for Creation and all creatures?

Taken all together, that should keep us pretty busy for the next few weeks.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at jamie@ubcwaco.org.

Baby Dedication

Please be in prayer for Hayes Duke as he prepares for his dedication this Sunday. 

Town Hall Update

Finance Report

Missions Report

Toph shared about our upcoming missions partnerships.  He will be taking a trip in February to explore a CBF partnership in the country Cuba.  We will be concluding our Thailand partnership after our last trip there this Spring.

Youth Report

Dilan and Hannah shared about the youth’s Mid-Winter Retreat as well as a few of the studies and activities the youth are involved with.

Land Report

We were asked by the city to demolish the storage unit (918 S. 18th St.) on our Flint property.  We decided at that time to also remove the house.  The total cost of the those demolition projects was $11,300. 

Building Report

Before Christmas I, Josh, met with our realtor and we decided to offer the Brazos Electric Company $1 million for the property.  The BEC refused that offer and didn’t counter.  They also informed us that they are pulling the listing.

The last time Lisa (our realtor) and I were there, the BEC had demolition and asbestos people were walking through the building.  Our opinion is that they are going to remove the permanent structures from the property and relist the land clean.  We will be watching for future listings. 

You may remember that BEC property was listed for $1.85 million.  Obviously our offer was low.  We didn’t necessarily think we’d get the property at that price, but we thought we’d get a counter.  That being said, we were nervous about the potential cost of renovating the existing structure.  After meeting with some finance folks from the BGCT and talking with a few builders, some estimates came in as high as $3 million to get that building ready for a worship space and to host children.  That didn’t include renovating that entire main building or dealing with asbestos in the other maintenance buildings.   Abatement costs on that type of asbestos and the 9x9 tiles in the existing structure (which we knew were asbestos) were alarming. 

When the leadership team meets on the 28th we will discuss what’s next. 

I did mention some ideas for our existing property.  Some of you asked for a sketch so I’d like to provide that for you. 

Below you’ll see an early sketch I got from our architect.  I’ve made some colorful amendments.  One idea is to do an expansion on the 18th st. side of the building.  The expansion would go out the current coffee area into the parking lot (pink area below).  When I talked with our architect his rough estimate is that, that project would run between $150-200 a sq. foot.  We’d likely do plumbing both on our current building and the new one.  That’d probably put us in the middle.  That shaded area is about 8,000 sq. ft.  we may need more room, we might need less room.   An intial estimate on that addition then would run between 1.5-2 million. 

In conjunction with that, we turn the newly demoed property on 18th st. (green on the sheet) into park along with investigating acquiring Flint St. from the city, which we also turn into to parking.  In talking with a developer in Waco, his quick guess would be that turning flint into parking would run 100K if we could get an easement form the city and they forfeited the property. 

In addition to these changes we’d also likely take this opportunity to improve our current buildings.  Some preliminary ideas include renovating current spaces into larger and more legitimate restrooms, adding natural sunlight to places like the backside and restoring classroom space to their former swanky

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Parishioner of the Week

Marshall Cook for doing some heavy lifting with the children's ministry these past 7 weeks.  Marshall has volunteered 5 of the last 7.   Let's get him some help.  Email taylor@ubcwaco.org if you are interested in serving in the kids ministry.  

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nUBCer Lunch

If you are new to UBC and would like to learn more about the church we will be hosting a lunch after church on Sunday February 4th.  Sign ups will be in the foyer this Sunday or you can sign up by email toph@ubcwaco.org. 

Giving Statements

Giving statements for 2017 tax year will be available after church this Sunday.  

Work is Worship

Greeters: Richardsons 

Coffee Makers: Chris Jeffrey

Mug Cleaners: Carson & Andrew 

Money Counter:  Justin Pond 

Announcements

  • Sermon Text: 
  • 1-28 Quarterly Leadership Team Meeting 
  • FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH LITURGY 
  • 2-4 NUBCer Lunch 
  • 2-11 Love, Love Feast 6:00 PM CST 
  • 2-16 Date Night 
  • 2-12 Finance Team Meeting 
  • 2-14 Ash Wednesday Service, Lent Begins 

 

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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 1-14-2018

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

to come to know the one who knows us fully

to step into God’s story

and be transformed by it

into people whose eyes are tuned
with love and compassion

that we might learn to see others
and ourselves as God does

Amen.

Scripture

Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

O Eternal One, You have explored my heart and know exactly who I am;
You even know the small details like when I take a seat and when I stand up again.
    Even when I am far away, You know what I’m thinking.

You observe my wanderings and my sleeping, my waking and my dreaming,
    and You know everything I do in more detail than even I know.
You know what I’m going to say long before I say it.
    It is true, Eternal One, that You know everything and everyone.

You have surrounded me on every side, behind me and before me,
    and You have placed Your hand gently on my shoulder.
It is the most amazing feeling to know how deeply You know me, inside and out;
    the realization of it is so great that I cannot comprehend it.

For You shaped me, inside and out.
    You knitted me together in my mother’s womb long before I took my first breath.
I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe.
    You have approached even the smallest details with excellence;
    Your works are wonderful;

I carry this knowledge deep within my soul.
    You see all things; nothing about me was hidden from You
As I took shape in secret,
    carefully crafted in the heart of the earth before I was born from its womb.

You see all things;
    You saw me growing, changing in my mother’s womb;
Every detail of my life was already written in Your book;
    You established the length of my life before I ever tasted the sweetness of it.

Your thoughts and plans are treasures to me, O God! I cherish each and every one of them!
    How grand in scope! How many in number!
If I could count each one of them, they would be more than all the grains of sand on earth. Their number is inconceivable!
    Even when I wake up, I am still near to You.

John 1:43-51

Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.”

Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?”

Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.”

And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Prayer

This week's prayer was written by Martin Luther King Jr.:

Thou Eternal God, out of whose absolute power and infinite intelligence the whole universe has come into being, we humbly confess that we have not loved thee with our hearts, souls and minds, and we have not loved our neighbors as Christ loved us.

We have all too often lived by our own selfish impulses rather than by the life of sacrificial love as revealed by Christ. We often give in order to receive. We love our friends and hate our enemies. We go the first mile but dare not travel the second. We forgive but dare not forget.

And so as we look within ourselves, we are confronted with the appalling fact that the history of our lives is the history of an eternal revolt against you. But thou, O God, have mercy upon us. Forgive us for what we could have been but failed to be. Give us the intelligence to know your will. Give us the courage to do your will. Give us the devotion to love your will. In the name and spirit of Jesus, we pray.

Amen.

Setlist 1-14-2018

Our last liturgy was the second Sunday of Epiphany, and the 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:

How Great Thou Art

Death in His Grave by John Mark McMillan

There by Jameson McGregor

Anthem by Leonard Cohen

All Creatures of Our God and King by David Crowder* Band

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. 

How Great Thou Art: As we travel through Epiphany, most of the gospel readings will depict someone acknowledging Jesus as Lord.  This song offered us language to join in this posture of acclamation. 

Death In His Grave: As we come to know Jesus again this year, this song in some way hits fast-forward on the story, moving on to the Resurrection, but it also contains an extremely important insight: Jesus was executed as a criminal because his teachings and ministry posed a threat to the religious and political order.  

There: This song offers us the chance to step back and notice that, though God is present with us in any given situation, God precedes and will outlast any source of anxiety, and the story-we-live-in says that God intends to bring us along to the other side of sorrow as well.

Anthem: In this season of Light, this song reminds us that the Light of hope enters through the cracks of brokenness.

All Creatures of Our God and King: This song echoes the posture of acclamation that we took up in the first song, and offers us the chance to be present to our interconnectivity with the whole of Creation.

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 1-12-18

ITLOTC

(In The Life Of The Church) 

Christmas

The World I Want To Live In

I drive a scooter.  You can read about the reasons for that and my enthusiasm for that kind of transportation here.

My mom’s dad passed away on Saturday morning.  He was 99 and ready to die.  Needless to say she bought a plane ticket and drove her minivan up to DFW to fly to Florida.  With my mom went Wendell’s Monday/Wednesday child care and his transportation.  

My mom is an enneagram 1 with a 2 wing.  Obviously she was going to go to Florida, but the circumstances weren’t enough to make her feel excused of the duties she volunteers for i.e. taking care of a toddler two days a week.  We encouraged her not to worry about because Lindsay and I are great people like that.  

But this did put us in a small pickle.  I’m talking about a 2 out of 10 pickle (my mom reads the newsletter, so I really need to downplay this part).  Here’s how this solution came to us.  Two different friends volunteered to watch Wendell on Monday and Wednesday.  But there was still the issue of the car.  At first Lindsay and I reasoned that we could just be a one car family in my mom’s (and her minivan’s) absence.  But as we started dissecting the week and crafting plans, it became clear that this was going to be as easy as putting an air mattress back in the original box.  

On Sunday morning when we woke up Lindsay suggested that we use the afternoon to make a car purchase.  We’ve been planning on buying a 12 passenger van sometime in the next year, so she reasoned that we could move the purchase date up a few months.  I have a self preservation instinct.  I hate spending money, even if I plan to do it.  So I talked her back away from the ledge and I put our car need on Facebook.  

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that I had multiple offers.  All my friends are big time generous winners.  Eventually we selected the help of Mose and Kathy Dunning, all-American-champion transplants from Houston.  On Sunday evening they rolled into our driveway with a sweet awesome Volvo something or another, a nicer car than I usually get to drive. #winning.   It’s been my set of hot wheels all week.  

I don’t like needing help.  I always feel obligated in response.  Jesus is right, it’s better to give than to receive, but I think I agree with him for the wrong reason.  I don’t like feelings of indebtedness.  Even if they are self-invented, they chip away at my internal sense of autonomy.  So I agree it is better to give than to receive.  But I made conscious choice on Sunday night.  I meditated on the few times in my life when I have been able to provide for others.  I reflected on how much joy I got from being able to do that.  In that reflecting I gave myself permission to enjoy the help from my friends and I reminded myself that this is the nature of the kingdom Jesus proclaims.

So question for you.  When was the last time you gave yourself permission to enjoy someone else’s generosity?   

Parishioner of the Week

Paul Carron for his Grammy worthy performance of kids music in the bloom room.  

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UBCYP Game Night (TONIGHT)

the second friday of every month, the ubc "young" "professionals" get together for a game night at Ricky Lovecky's house at 7pm.  If you are interested in going, you can email ricky_lovecky@baylor.edu for further details.

Town Hall

Town Hall will take place after church this Sunday. 

Sunday School

Sunday School will start this Sunday January 14th.  We will be having two classes this Spring.  The first class led by Val Fisk and Kelly Doolittle will be about Matthew's usage of the Old Testament in writing his gospel.  The other class, Cheers, will resume and study the gospel of Mark.  That class will be led by Dr. Adam Winn.  YOUTH SS does not start until the following Sunday. 

Work is Worship

Greeters: Ricky

Coffee Makers: Jacob & Katie 

Mug Cleaners: Cooleys 

Money Counter: Anna Tilson 

Announcements

  • Sermon Text: 
  • 1-28 Quarterly Leadership Team Meeting 
  • FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH LITURGY 
  • 2-4 NUBCer Lunch 
  • 2-11 Love, Love Feast 6:00 PM CST 
  • 2-16 Date Night 
  • 2-12 Finance Team Meeting 
  • 2-14 Ash Wednesday Service, Lent Begins 

Liturgy 1-7-2018

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 devote our attention
to the Light in the darkness

to set our eyes toward God-with-us

seeking to learn
what God would have us know
about who God is

and what God would have us know
about who we are

hoping to be formed more fully in the way of Christ

that our lives might bear the Light of Christ

Amen

Scripture

Genesis 1:1-5

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

Mark 1:4-11

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Setlist 1-7-2018

Yesterday was the first Sunday of Epiphany, and the 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:

We Three Kings

Be Thou My Vision

SMS [Shine] by David Crowder* Band

Lifted/Lifting by Jameson McGregor

Wayward Ones by The Gladsome Light

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. 

We Three Kings: This song captures the part of Jesus' story where the wise men visit him with gifts, which is observed at the feast of Epiphany.  It also underscores the symbolic freight of the gifts of frankincense, gold, and myrrh, which point to Jesus' divinity, kingship, and death.

Be Thou My Vision: In Epiphany, we encounter the person of Jesus for the first time, and in doing so, come to know what God would have us know about who God is and who we are.  This song acts as a petition for God to shape the way we see Jesus as we enter this season.

SMS [Shine]: This song is about the Light of God entering the darkness.  We sang it because Epiphany is a season of learning to see the world in the Light of Christ.

Lifted/Lifting: This song is about the lifelong pursuit of coming to know Jesus and being formed in the way of Christ.

Wayward Ones: We sing this song every time we take communion to remind ourselves of a couple of things.  First, we are a broken people--though we are seeking to become more like Jesus, we often fail at this.  Second, Christ has given Himself for us despite our brokenness.  We take communion to remember the sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf, even though we did not, and do not, deserve it.

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 1-5-18

ITLOTC

(In The Life Of The Church) 

Christmas

2017 Big Finds

Now that the year has come to an end, i've asked the staff to all think of one big find for 2017.  The something in question doesn't have to new or have come out this year, but rather be new to the person experiencing it.  Asked differently, what did you discover this year the you love?

Josh

I'll go first.  You might know from previous newsletters that if I won the lottery i'd drop Waco like a bad habit and create a commune on Lake Superior.  The commune would be centered around sustainable agriculture and life together, especially meals.  As an added bonus and because Chip and Jo Jo made it look so easy, I decided that we'd turn this move into a reality TV show.  I was sharing this dream with one Dr. David Wilhite when he turned me onto the River Cottage series.  I got the DVDs from Wilhite, but if you'd like to watch a few seasons you can catch them on Youtube here.  Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a former London chef who one decided to leave it all behind and see what he could cook up on his own little piece of property.  River Cottage is a TV series about that ever evolving experiment.  

Val

In 2017 I discovered “The Greatest Showman.” This musical movie is the story of P. T. Barnum and the circus he started, focusing especially on the unique characters of the circus. Hugh  Jackman worked for nearly 7 years to get approval for this moving story of what it means to be human, to be included, to be loved, and to be reminded of what matters when we fall. And Zac Efron’s first musical appearance in 10 years did not disappoint, due in large part to the songwriting genius of the same duo who wrote “La La Land.” I can promise you all that the theme of the movie, “This Is Me,” will move you to tears. 
 

Toph

This year, I was able to explore Israel, and I discovered a new appreciation for the area around Galilee and Jerusalem in which Jesus lived. To physically see the landscape of these places truly made the stories in Scripture jump off the pages in new ways for me.  Lastly, I had the privilege of sitting at the chef’s table at Machneyuda in Jerusalem.  This truly was one of the best dining experiences of my life.

Dilan

This year I discovered Iceland. This summer two friends and I spent a week driving across this beautiful island with waterfalls around every corner. Highlights included the Black Sand beach at Vik, 3 dudes sleeping in a Rav 4, Reykjadalur hot springs, and the Icelandic Hot Dogs. Also since USMNT failed to make the World Cup, I found a new team to cheer on this summer! 

Jamie

my big find of 2017 was the [de]constructionists podcast.  it's basically two guys who are good at asking questions who interview theologians, philosophers, and musicians about matters of faith.  pretty much any episode you pull up is going to have a great, exploratory, wonder-driven conversation. as they engage diverse perspectives, they model active listening really well, and I can't think of a single time where the conversation turned into a debate. i have found it to be informative and thought-provoking without being pretentious. if you're looking for a place to start, just scroll through their catalogue and find a name that looks familiar.  if you can't find one, i'd recommend any of the Peter Rollins episodes, or the N.T. Wright one. but my main recommendation would be to go to episode 1, and listen to everything.

Taylor 

In 2017 I discovered podcasts. And look I know that puts me way behind but we can't all be on top of all the trends. I've always really liked music and for some reason I had convinced myself that it would be hard to listen to podcasts if I was only driving short distances but - turns out - it's not. It all started with a podcast from The Ringer called BingeMode - it's about Game of Thrones. And then I listened to S-Town and just about every podcast about the Enneagram that I could find and more recently I started listening to a podcast called Good Christian Fun and a podcast about Gilmore Girls called Gilmore Guys (It's two guys reviewing every Gilmore Girls episode and I love it). I like podcasts because they can be fun and silly or they can be educational and interesting or there can be provocative and introspective and make me think deeply about things - and I have all of those choices at the touch of a button! Wow - the future is great. And so are podcasts!

Kim 

Last year up until this summer I served UBC as a Pastoral Associate and I felt so involved in the church process while I learned what it meant to serve the church. This year, I was hired as the Office Manager and found what it means to spend consistent time serving, talking with Taylor and Josh upstairs about current events, listening to Toph's song suggestions (he's got good taste), listening to Jamie practice music in his office, and processing life with these people. Living with these people, finding a home for my love of spreadsheets and organization, and fulfilling my need to be around genuine and caring people... this year, I found a job and a family.

Parishioner of the Week

Jay and Chris Jeffery for single handedly carrying the coffee/mug ministry through the end of 2K17. 

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Jamie was driving in TN and hit a deer.  Among other things his radiator was ruined.  Consequently he had to leave his car in TN and drive back in a rental.  This is the rental Enterprise gave him.  Enjoy the irony.  

Jamie was driving in TN and hit a deer.  Among other things his radiator was ruined.  Consequently he had to leave his car in TN and drive back in a rental.  This is the rental Enterprise gave him.  Enjoy the irony.  

Town Hall

There will be a town hall after church next Sunday, January 14th.  

Sunday School

Sunday School will start on Sunday January 14th.  We will be having two classes this Spring.  The first class led by Val Fisk and Kelly Doolittle will be about Matthew's usage of the Old Testament in writing his gospel.  The other class, Cheers, will resume and study the gospel of Mark.  That class will be led by Dr. Adam Winn.  

Work is Worship

Greeters: Walters 

Coffee Makers: Emmy & Caroline 

Mug Cleaners: Chris Jeffrey 

Money Counter: 

Announcements

  • Sermon Text:  Mark 1:4-11, "Inward Realities" 
  • 1-8 Finance Meeting 
  • 1-14 Town Hall After Church 
  • 1-28 Quarterly Leadership Team Meeting 
  • FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH LITURGY 
  • 2-4 NUBCer Lunch 
  • 2-9 Date Night 
  • 2-11 Love, Love Feast 6:00 PM CST 
  • 2-12 Finance Team Meeting 
  • 2-14 Ash Wednesday Service, Lent Begins 
  •