Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00

This Week at UBC

Hello Friends:
 
This weekend is one of three annual Sacred Harp conventions.  There is a different convention for each book.  A convention is an all-day singing with a potluck “Dinner on the grounds”.  Come for a few minutes or stay the whole time.  Here’s a link to the details: http://www.freude.com/fasola/?page_id=163
 
Sunday’s scripture deals with taxes.  Matthew 22:15-22 holds that great line “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s”. The question was in response to whether or not taxes were a good thing. Few people like paying more in taxes, especially if they don’t like the way the government is doing its business.  What are we willing to pay for?  Schools, roads, police, military, FEMA, social security, etc. are all part of our taxes.  Some have said that the proportion of taxes need to be less on military than on social programs. I agree with that.  But when we start talking about cutting taxes, the military usually emerges unscathed. Jesus said that the issue was not about taxes, but about idolatry.  My sermon is entitled, “Jesus’ Perspective on Taxes”. Maybe that will influence your perspective on taxes. Ginny Gray will be the worship leader and the UBC Chorale will sing.
 
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The University Area Sanctuary Coalition will hold a prayer service at University Lutheran Church of Hope (6th and 13th) on Sunday night at 7pm.  It will be preceded by a potluck dinner at 5:30pm.  Meet our Sanctuary coalition partners for food and prayer.
 
Jean Lubke and I will represent UBC at the Regional Meeting of the Rochester/Genesee Region of the ABC on Friday and Saturday of this week.  Our flight gets back at 8:15 on Sunday morning.  See you in church!
 
This Week:
Tuesday: 5:30-7:30pm Sacred Harp,
Wednesday: 5:45pm-7:15 UBC Chorale rehearsal, 7:30-9pm UBC Carillon  Rehearsal,
Friday: 10am Gardening Team (the raspberries are ripe and ready to be picked)
Sunday:10am Worship,
 11am Refreshments,
 11:30am Sunday School, Adult Forum: “Microgrants” with Don Samuels,
 5:30pm Sanctuary Coalition potluck at ULCOH,
 7pm Sanctuary Coalition Prayer Vigil at ULCOH.
 
Blessings and Peace,
 
Doug Donley