top of page

This Week at UBC

Updated every Monday


Hello Friends: 


As most of you know, Jean Lubke, Deidre Druk and I will be traveling to Nicaragua. We leave Thursday the 26th and return on Monday, February 6th. We will be visiting AMOS Health and Hope in Managua. We’ll sing and play handbells at First Baptist Church of Managua, renewing old friendships.  We’ll then travel to Leon where we will stay for a week. We’ll run a training for the teachers of the church and their school Colegio Bautista.  We’ll stay in their homes and see what the rhythm of life is like there after so many years of turmoil. We’ll see some of the projects begun by Project Minnesota Leon and they’ve even asked me to preach on February 5th (in Spanish—I’m so glad for Anielka’s weekly classes). 


We’ll bring down seven suitcases full of teaching supplies and other donations to our sister church. In addition, we’ll bring down generous financial donations made by the UBC community to support the Godparent program of scholarships for Colegio Bautista.  We covet your prayers while we’re gone.   


While we’re gone, the normal cycle of weekly events will continue. I’ve included some links below.   


Rev. Jane McBride is on call for any pastoral emergencies. You can reach her at 612-331-3816.  


Karen Swenson will preach on January 29th. Matty Strickler will preach on February 5th. 


The February newsletter deadline is January 25th. Please send your photos, articles and announcements to Chris Follett at


Here are the links for events happening this and next week: 


Monday—5pm Intermediate Spanish, 6:15 Beginners Spanish  

(this class will not meet on January 23rd) 

Meeting ID: 869 8255 1038 Passcode: 275343   


Tuesday—7pm Memoirs Group (Jan 24) Anti-Racism Group (January 31) 

Meeting ID: 831 4584 1908 Passcode: 313775 


Wednesday---6pm UBC Chorale Rehearsal, 7:30 UBC Carillon Rehearsal (no bell rehearsal on Feb 1) 


Thursday—4:30pm Spanish Conversation 

Meeting ID: 870 8785 1406 Passcode: 634591 


Thursday—6:30pm Caregivers support group (February 2) 

Meeting ID 810 4075 0220 Passcode 251436 


Saturday—9am Bible Study focusing on Romans 3 & 4 (February 4) 

Meeting ID: 886 6992 0103 passcode: 613038 


Here are the links for the livestream for the next few Sundays. 

            Jan 29 -  

Feb 5 -  

Feb 12 - 


At around 11am in-person Joys and Concerns happen every Sunday (not livestreamed, but available on zoom) 

Meeting ID 839 4725 7444 password 257750 


Forum for January 29: Mid-year budget review. 

No Forum for February 5. Instead, there will be an extended coffee hour.  


Blessings and Peace, 


Doug Donley 

bottom of page