June 26, 2017
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 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?
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.
Tuesday: 5:30-7:30pm Sacred Harp,
Friday: 10am Garden Team, 2-7pm Loaves and Fishes,
Sunday:10am Worship (at First Congregational Church),
Blessings and Peace,