We hired a new Administrative Assistant. Laura Reed began her work last week. Laura is a recent graduate of North Central University and was attracted to UBC because of our involvement in the community and our activism alongside many groups of marginalized people, including the LGBTQAI communities. Thanks to Karole Graham for filling in these past three weeks and for helping to train Laura. I hope you get a chance to meet her one of these days.
This Saturday night at 7pm, The Murie-Wenstrom Singers will perform at the Roots Cellar. This local family has sung with the likes of Garrison Keillor. I’ve sung with them at Merlin’s Rest pub and with the St. Kate’s Choral Society. How’s that for a broad range of styles? Here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/158233374762123/ As always, free parking is available in the UBC lot, the Library and the LDS institute next door to UBC.
On Sunday after church, we will hear from Kate Hennessy. She’s the granddaughter of Catholic Worker founder and nonviolence pioneer Dorothy Day whom I met on an airplane on my way back from Rochester, NY. Her book is entitled, “The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of my Grandmother”. She’ll have books for sale and signing. I hope you invite your friends and family to this event. It will be held in the sanctuary, so we can fit everyone in. Here’s a link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361730540939792
On Sunday morning, my sermon is entitled, “Jesus’ Midrash #IV: Vengeance”. Matthew 5:38-42 has the iconic admonition of Jesus to turn the other cheek, give your cloak, and go the second mile. What if these are not simply passive ways to continue oppression, but actually active nonviolent methods of claiming your dignity and shifting the power dynamic? The UBC Chorale will sing and Karole Graham will be the worship leader.
The U’s homecoming parade will pass right in front of UBC on Friday night. The parade starts at 6:30pm. If you’d like to help provide hospitality or just a cheering section, please contact me. If we have enough volunteers, we might even give out hot cider.
Looking ahead, a group from UBC will be helping pack weekend school meals at the Sheridan Story Warehouse on Saturday, October 28 from 10am-noon. You can register on line for this packing event here: http://www.thesheridanstory.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Tuesday: 5:30-7:30pm Sacred Harp,
Wednesday: 5:45pm-7:15 UBC Chorale rehearsal, 7:30-9pm UBC Carillon Rehearsal,
Saturday: 7pm The Murie Wenstrom Singers at the Roots Cellar,
11:30am Education Hour, Adult Forum: Kate Hennessy speaks about her grandmother, Dorothy Day,
5-7pm Sacred Harp.
Blessings and Peace,