This Week at UBC

Hello Friends:

We are in the month of combined services with our friends at First Congregational Church.  We are doing a series of sermons focusing on the seasons.  We did Spring yesterday and this Sunday’s theme is Summer.  I’ll be preaching at First Congregational Church this Sunday.  We’ll be reading the passage from Luke 12:22-34 where Jesus encourages us to take in the beauty of the earth and take a God’s-eye-view of our world.  It’s said to be an anti-anxiety scripture reading.  We’ll return to UBC on July 21 and 28.

This weekend, we’ll be hosting the 5th annual Shenandoah Harmony Sacred Harp Convention at UBC.  There will be a singing school on Friday night and an all-day singing and potluck on Saturday. I hope you will come to at least a portion of the weekend, if for no other reason than to welcome the many visitors who are moved by this music and the hospitality of our church. Here’s a link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2301278636858712/

Tonight, Anielka will again lead a Spanish language class at UBC. We’ve had a good crew of Spanish language learners.  There’s a lot of laughter in the classes.

Anielka is organizing a picnic as an outreach to the larger Latinx community on Satruday, August 3rd.  Here’s a link to the Facebook event. https://www.facebook.com/events/1311941758955147/ It’s a great opportunity to invite your Spanish speaking friends to a fun event in a park.

The garden team will be meeting this Wednesday.  The group usually meets around 10am, works for a couple of hours and then has lunch in Dinkytown. Sound like fun?  Join them!

I will not be sending out my weekly email next week because I will be attending the Global Baptist Peace Conference in Cali, Columbia. While I am out of town (I get back early in the morning on Sunday the 21st), Jane McBride from First Congregational Church will be on call for pastoral emergencies.

This Week:

Monday: 6:30-8pm Spanish Class, 7pm UBC/FCC Knitting Group hosted by Mercedes Tuma-Hansen,

Tuesday: 5:30-7:30pm Sacred Harp,

Wednesday: 10am Garden Team,

Friday: 7-9pm Sacred Harp Singing School,

Saturday: 9:30am-3pm Sacred Harp Convention, 1pm Grace in Contemporary Literature by Women hosted by Coco Webber,

Sunday: 10am Joint worship service at First Congregational Church

              11am refreshments

Blessings and Peace,

Doug Donley