This Week at UBC

Hello Friends:

It was a great pleasure to welcome back Chang Kiu and Insook Lee from South Korea on Sunday.

The Memorial Service for Faye Kommedahl is scheduled for 11am on Wednesday, August 28th. If you could help with the reception, please let me know.

This Saturday, we’ll have a potluck picnic at the home of Sue and Don Wester 6101 Virginia Ave. N, New Hope 55428 starting at 2pm. Sue and Don will provide hamburgers/buns etc., beverages and homemade ice cream.  Please contact Chris Follett if you have questions or need a ride at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Before the picnic several of us will set up a tent on the church lawn for the welcoming of students and visitors.  It’s a large tent (16’x 32’) and we could use some help. Robbie Steele will be on hand to teach us how to put it up and we could use some help. It’s a multi-person endeavor. We’ll do our coffee hours out there for a couple of weeks and even have our September 8th outdoor service under the tent.

The September newsletter deadline is August 23.  If you have items you want to include in the newsletter, please send them to Chris Follett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kevin Branting selected the following from the grab bag yesterday: “I would like to hear a sermon about I Kings 19:3-9 (Elijah): “When you want to die, and God says ‘here’s some food. Why don’t you take a nap?’ And then things are less bad. Nap + snack = spiritual power.” So, that’s my topic for Sunday.  I think I’ll call my sermon “Clarity.”  We are clearer when we are rested and eat.  Imagine if in our most heated or self-destructive arguments, we stopped, breathed, ate a bit. We might be able to make wiser clearer decisions.  What do you do when you get overwhelmed? How can we point each other in a better direction?  Kim Donley will be providing music and Diane Ehr will be the worship leader.

After church on Sunday, we will have a forum to talk about support for asylum candidates

Looking ahead, we’ll be serving meals at Loaves and Fishes on Friday, August 30th.

This Week:

Monday: 6:30-8pm Spanish Class,

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

Wednesday: 10am Garden Team,

Friday: Newsletter deadline,

Saturday: noon Tent setup on UBC lawn, 2pm Picnic at the Wester’s,

Sunday: 10am worship service,

              11am refreshments,

              11:30am Forum: Asylum assistance,

  5-7pm Sacred Harp.

Blessings and Peace,

Doug Donley