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This Week at UBC

June 26, 2017

Hello Friends,
 
It was a chilly Pride weekend. Still, a crew of joyful UBCers joined our friends from Judson Memorial Baptist Church at our Pride booth. I especially loved the incredulous looks on people’s faces when we explained to them that we really were welcoming and affirming Baptist churches.  Thanks to all who worked the booth and spread the good news of UBC.
 
Thanks to Kathleen Tice, Laura Potratz and guest musicians Steve Gretz and Leslie Lee for a powerful and heart-felt prayer service last night. The University Area Sanctuary Coalition is holding prayer services once per month at various churches in our Sanctuary network. Next month’s service will be at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church on Sunday, July 30th at 7pm.
 
This Friday, June 30 is our quarterly opportunity to serve meals at Loaves and Fishes at St. Stephen’s School (21st and Clinton in Minneapolis). If you can help, please contact Steve Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
This Sunday, we begin our four-week set of combined services with our friends at First Congregational Church.  We decided to focus on the four women in Matthew’s genealogy.  We’re calling the series, “Wonder Women.”  I’ll be preaching for the first two weeks when we are at First Congregational Church (500 8th Ave SE).  FCC folks will preach when we are at UBC on July 16 and 23.  My sermon on Sunday will be called “Wonder Women #1:Tamar”.  You can find her story in Genesis 38.  She is abused and disregarded by the men around her.  She refused to let this be the story of her life.  She used her wit and her audacity to secure inheritance and respect for not only herself but her offspring.  Who have been the wonder women in your lives?
 
The UBC gardens are a-blooming! All are invited to help with garden upkeep. The Garden Team will be meeting on Friday mornings through the summer, and all are welcome! No experience necessary! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information, or feel free to just show up! Gloves and tools are available in the shed. If Fridays don't work for you, feel free to pull a few weeds, take some flowers home, or pick some raspberries on Sunday mornings or whenever you might be at UBC during the week.
 
The July newsletter deadline is today. Please submit your articles and pictures to Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Our financial secretary Nancy Myers wants me to remind you to complete your pledges before the end of June.  We close our books on June 30th and we’re still running a little bit behind.  Fulfilling your pledges by Friday will relieve the stress of our Council and staff.
 
This Week:
Tuesday: 5:30-7:30pm Sacred Harp,
Friday: 10am Garden Team, 2-7pm Loaves and Fishes,
Sunday:10am Worship (at First Congregational Church),
 11am Refreshments.
 
Blessings and Peace,
 
Doug Donley