Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00

This Week at UBC

Hello Friends:

This evening there will be a new member class at 6:30pm. If you know someone who might be interested in exploring membership at UBC, please encourage them to attend.  No commitment necessary. We’ll be providing desert in addition to information about UBC and the ways we can work together in the future.

This Saturday night, we will enjoy the music of Lehto and Wright at the Roots Cellar.  Steve Lehto and John Wright are a Minneapolis based duo who focus on folk, and Celtic music. They play guitars, bass, mandolin and probably some other instruments. Here’s a link to one of their songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd4uULSpl9o

Here’s a link to the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1490627597711805/

As always the event begins at 7pm and the tickets are $15/$10 for Students and Seniors.

This Thursday is Give the Max Day.  UBC is one of the charities/nonprofits that you can support. 

This Sunday, we’ll look at the 5th and 6th Beatitudes from Matthew Chapter 5.  They are “blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy, and blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.”  The first one makes sense: you get back what you give—mercy for mercy. But the second is the odd one. The pure in heart will see God.  Does that mean that if our hearts are not pure then we don’t see God? Will the god we see be a partial image? How about a deceptive image?  Here’s another question, can you become pure in heart if you have done some great wrong in your life or does that stain you for the rest of your days?  It’s so much easier to talk about mercy.  But we’ll talk about both on Sunday.  The UBC Chorale will sing and Ginny Gray will be the worship leader.

Looking ahead to next week, Tuesday the 21st will be an important day. At 11am, we will celebrate the life of Longtime UBCer Dave Bienhoff.  Nancy Myers and Margie Garmers are coordinating the lunch following the service.

Then at 7:30pm on the 21st, we will be hosting the Community Interfaith Thanksgiving service. If you want to sing in the choir, please come to the rehearsal at 6:30pm.  Afterwards we’ll enjoy pie and cider with our neighbors and friends.

This Week:

Monday: 6:30-8:30 New Member class, 7pm UBC/FCC Knitting Group at the home of Marilyn Burns,

Tuesday: 4pm University Area Sanctuary Coalition meeting at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 5:30-7:30pm Sacred Harp,

Wednesday: 5:45pm-7:15 UBC Chorale rehearsal, 7:30-9pm UBC Carillon  Rehearsal,

Saturday: 7pm Lehto and Wright play at the Roots Cellar,

Sunday:10am Worship,

 11am refreshments,

 11:30am Education Hour, Adult Forum: “Every Thorn has its Rose: Finding Hope and Blessing in the Midst of Struggle” with Ginny Gray,

12:45pm UBC Council,

4-7 Sacred Harp.

Blessings and Peace,

Doug Donley