Sunday Mornings: Sunday School at 9:30; Worship Service at 10:45
This year's Vacation Bible School theme was Maker Fun Factory: Created By God, Built for a Purpose, and we had a really great week, with about the same number of kids we’ve come to expect in recent years, most of them being NEW!
Our VBS Offering this year was directed towards the “Water for Peru” project. (Click on the link, if you’d like to hear more about it.) Basically, $5 can bring clean drinking water to a Peruvian child for a year. How do they DO that?!?
On the first night, the kids set their own offering goal of $130 for the week, but came back the second night a little downtrodden when they realized how few kids $130 would help, and they came up with the new goal of surpassing their goal. (Did we mention these are GREAT kids?!) Because of their efforts and donations by adults whom they inspired, their final total was a little over $500!!!
If you were a part of VBS 2017, many thanks and keep up the "great work”! Kids do listen to us and they really do hear God’s messages.
Our next Fifth Feast is July 30.
In January, we began working together with St. Paul Catholic Church to prepare and serve the community meal at Trinity Episcopal Church on the Fifth Sundays of 2017 in months which have five Sundays. At that first Feast, we helped serve close to 150 meals!
In April we served 146 plates and prepared 45 to-go trays of a nutritious and delicious meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad, bread, and vegetables. Among other comments, we heard: "Exquisite—you should cook this on Good Morning America" and "I'm gonna pray you people aren't raptured—this food is too good to miss."
For each Feast, we need people to purchase and prepare food in advance, and then to help with set-up, service, and clean-up on the day of the Feast. Our next Fifth Feast will be on July 30 and, because some of our workers will be out of town, we will need extra hands to help!
Besides giving hands-on help, you can also help by contributing to the Fifth Feast fund via the offering plate. If you are interested in learning more, read our Fifth Feast FAQ, online.
Wednesday Night Supper
Please join us for these once-a-month get-togethers! Wednesday Night Supper is usually held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00. Our next Wednesday Night Supper will be August 23.
EVERYONE is welcome to participate. Just sign up with the number attending and there will be plenty of food for everyone! We ask for a goodwill donation of $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family, and college students always eat for free!
Global Women’s Gathering is UBC's ministry of hospitality. We host international women and kids every Tuesday afternoon 1:00-3:00 through the school year, to make friends, practice English, and have fun together.
We always need refreshments for the group. Talk to Julia Bebeau, Heidi Daugherty, Lisa Williams or Joyce Cookman to become involved. For more info and a list of some of our programs, see our main page and scrapbook page.
We collect food for Monroe County United Ministries the second Sunday of every month. For more information click here.
Our next drives:
There is no shortage of ways for you to be involved in the life of UBC. Besides our Worship Service, Sunday School, & various ministries, we have several committees gathering year-round, each with varying ways to participate in our church family!
- Building & Grounds -- are responsible for the cleaning and staining of our building's exterior, and cleaning and maintaining the interior. Thank you!
- Church Council -- Church Council meets the third Sunday of most months at 12:30.
- Deacons -- Deacons are available for prayer needs, benevolence requests & congregation news.
- Missions -- Check out the bulletin board in the foyer for information on our long-term mission, the Kenyan School Project.
- Outreach -- Check out the other bulletin boards in the foyer for our focus on ministry and service opportunities.
- Personnel -- are responsible for matters concerning the church staff.
- Social -- What's up next? Watch for announcements of our times of fellowship.
- Worship Committee -- work with Pastor Annette to take care of details of our worship services.