One of our goals as a faith community is to be an intentional neighbor in this community, and to help those in our immediate vicinity. We have three local organizations which we work alongside to empower those in our community, and to support the work the Lord has given them to do: Cesar Chavez Middle School, South Waco Community Center, and Jesus Said Love.
CESAR CHAVEZ PARTNERSHIP
Cesar Chavez Middle School (CCMS) is our oldest community partner, and through the years we have provided mentors, helped with tutoring, held soccer camps, participated in teacher encouragement, and provided support during STARS Testing. There are opportunities to volunteer mentoring through our Lunch Buddies program, or with teacher encouragement throughout the year. If you would like to be involved in our work with CCMS, please email email@example.com .
SOUTH WACO COMMUNITY CENTER
We are entering our sixth year of partnership with the South Waco Community Center, and we are excited to work along side of them for another year. The community center is a newly renovated facility that offers recreation opportunities and community activities for all ages. Throughout the year the SWCC offers a variety of programs: GED and ESL classes, tax help, after school tutoring, Parent’s Night Out, SAT prep, etc… The community center also hosts big events for our neighborhood. UBC is committed to support the center in whatever ways are needed, and we have become a key partner in helping with community events. The annual Halloween Festival draws thousands from the community, and usually requires close to 100 UBC volunteers. . If you are interested in helping our neighbors through one of the many weekly programs they offer, or you would like to volunteer to help with the Halloween Festival, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
JESUS SAID LOVE
Jesus Said Love exists to share the revolutionary love of Christ with women in the commercial sex industry by awakening hope and empowering change. UBC will be sponsoring two outreaches, and we are actively recruiting participants for help with the hospitality team and security team. The hospitality team is a group of men and women who help put gift bags together for club outreaches, gather for times of prayer on outreach nights, assist with JSL events such as baby showers for dancers, and help accomplish many other opportunities that may arise. The security team drives the women on the outreaches, and actively seeks to build relationships with club management and male employees. For more information about Jesus Said Love, please click here: JSL. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
UBC is coming alongside the Fraternity of Baptist Churches in Cuba (FIBAC), to begin a longterm partnership, to work with the people of Cuba in helping to bring the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. FIBAC was founded in 1989 with three guiding beliefs that separated them from other evangelical conventions in Cuba: ecumenism, social justice, and women's empowerment. UBC will assist FIBAC in their annual activities and ministry with the people of Cuba. There will be multiple trips throughout the year to help with the theological summit, summer camps, and possible construction projects. Our first opportunity to partner with FIBAC will be November 10-17, 2018. If you would like more information on our partnership, or you would like to know how you may help in the partnership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org