This Week at UBC

Hello Friends:

It was good to welcome our new music director David Lesniaski on Sunday. This Sunday, after church, we’ll have an opportunity to greet him more informally as we hold an “All About You” forum with him.

The Memorial Service for Cork Johnson will take place on Saturday, October 19th at 2pm. We have secured free parking at University Lutheran Church of Hope, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and the LDS Institute. If you want to park at St. Lawrence, you will need to place a parking permit in your car.  Permits are available at UBC this week and at the Memorial Service on Saturday. Chris Follett is coordinating the reception. If you can help with the reception, please contact Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-272-8176.

On Sunday, we will welcome back the UBC Carillon Bell Choir for their first performance of the year.  My sermon is entitled, “I Saw God in the Bible.”  The scripture reading is II Timothy 3:10-17.  Obviously, the Bible is our primary text as Christians. But does God speak with one voice throughout the Bible?  What about the times when the Bible contradicts itself? Did God stop speaking when the Bible was canonized way back in the early 4th century?  There is a lot to unpack in this service.  David Martyn will be the worship leader.

On Sunday evening, we began a 4-week class confronting racism.  For the next three weeks, we are discussing "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism" by Robin Diangelo.  This Sunday, we are discussing chapters 4-6. Free parking is available in the UBC lot and the LDS Institute next door. The class goes from 5-6:30pm.

This Week:

Monday: 6:30-8pm Beginners Spanish Class, 7pm UBC/FCC Knitting class hosted by Linda Valerian,

Tuesday: 5:30-7:30pm Sacred Harp,

Wednesday: 10am Garden Team, 4-5:30pm Advanced Spanish Class, 5:45-7:15pm UBC Chorale, 7:30-9pm Carillon Bell Choir,

Saturday: 2pm Memorial Service for Cork Johnson,

Sunday: 10am Worship service,

              11am refreshments,

  11:30am Sunday School, forum: All About You: David Lesniaski,

  12:45pm UBC Council,

  3pm Bell Choir performance at Coffman Place,

  4-7pm Sacred Harp,

  5pm White Fragility Class.


Blessings and Peace,

Doug Donley