Goodbye Dear Friends
This is 24 hours past due. i apologize. The Carney's, with the help of some UBC all stars, have spent the last 48ish hours moving. I fear that the punctuality of this newsletter has become a casualty in that process. If i'm honest so has my emotional energy.
I sit down to write with an enormous list of to-dos left and all looming larger as the beginning of my sabbatical approaches on Monday.
When I started this newsletter in November I was silent about it. I questioned my own ability to be consistent and write something meaningful. And there have been some weeks where my main message was a bit lack luster. But it has happened. To even my surprise, I have written consistently.
And so even though I don't have a lot to say, I think it's important to say something. Faithfulness is a feature of the kingdom. And what I'd like to say to you on this last newsletter I write until August, is that I love you all.
I'm so grateful for this opportunity and this church. UBC is a special place and it's a special place because of the community. There are plenty of places to find better preaching, better music, swankier buildings, but I would put our community up against anyones.
I'm excited for this summer and the things I know that God will do in my absence. So unless I see you on Sunday, I'd like to take this opportunity to say warm regards friend, I'm grateful for you.
A Note From Toph About the DR
This coming week, 15 UBC’ers will have the chance to finish the work with our friends in Batey 50. Many of you have helped support our partnership in the Dominican either through fiancés, prayer, or as participant on the trip in 2012 or 2013, and we are excited to see the project coming to fruition. The floor has been poured, and our team will be painting and installing windows, doors, and electricity. The team this year is: Toph and Melissa Whisnant, Kareem Shane, Kim Shine, Jihye Lee, Caitlin Clossen, Kristi Goff, Byron Roldan, Alyssa Lorfing, Tucker Doiron, Rick Lhotan, Justin Partridge, Laura Tobey, Leigh Curl, and Rachel Vaughn. Will you commit to praying for our team as we go, and for the people of Batey 50? For the next two Sundays there will be pictures of the people of Batey 50 in the hallway at church, please take a moment to read the names on the back of the photos, and pray for the people of Batey 50. If you would like to keep up with how are team is doing, please consider checking this blog throughout the week: ubcinthedr.wordpress.com
UBC Camp In
Attention all UBCkids who are entering 1st grade! Congrats! You have dominated your first official year of school and to reward you, UBC is granting you entrance into the exclusive Root Class! As a celebration of this momentous event, we will be hosting our second annual UBCKids Camp-In for current and incoming members! On Sunday, May 25th at 6:00 PM, we will gather at Camp YooBeeCeeKinakaah (UBC) to have a night of campfire meals, obstacle courses, crafting, community-building and sleeping under the stars (***these will be artificial, as we will be indoors!***), all with the purpose of welcoming you into our fold! Your parents can pick you up on Monday, May 26th at 10:00 AM *sharp* (for the sake of our Camp Counselors!!!)
Here is the link for the evite.
Work is Worship 5-18-14
Coffee Makers: British Jon
Coffee Cleaner Upers: Allison Rogers & Dani Miller
Shut Down Team: Girls
Sermon: Exodus 32:1-14 There will be no sunday school the weeks of May 18th & 25th. Sunday school will resume in the first week of June. More information to come. In case you missed it, Craig posted about the UBC summer opportunities on Friday. You can view those here. Do you have an Emergency? Do you Need to talk to a Pastor?
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