A Church for the Less-Than-Perfect
We take the word "family" seriously here. On most Sundays we remind everyone that anyone who walks through the doors of our church is an instant family member--no longer are they visitors. As a family we gather to worship the God who saves us, trust his Son Jesus Christ for grace and acceptance, and lived empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve all people, regardless of stigma or category, to the glory of Almighty God. We love to sing together, pray together, learn together, grow together, serve together and of course, eat together (after all, we're Baptists!).
Families spend time with one another, care for each other's best and encourage each other to fulfill one's God-given potential. That's family--and that's Jesus' vision.
We're proud to be faithful Baptists, supporting and affirming Christ's freedom through his Holy Spirit ("The Four Fragile Freedoms" by Walter "Buddy" Shurden). We are Christ-followers who believe wholeheartedly in giving to missions and participating in missions; after all, we are called to live out the mission of serving one another in love (Matt. 28:19-20). Therefore we spend much of our year giving generously to mission efforts which promote God's Kingdom reign so that we might bless the poor, the hungry, the widow, the orphan, the homeless, the neglected, the persecuted, the abused, and the outcast.
We laugh a lot and don't take one another too seriously. But what we do take seriously is Jesus Christ and his passion for caring for our UBC family and for our community (both local and abroad), demonstrating compassion and generosity for all people. We are unapologetically less-than-perfect; we hope to add more imperfect people to our bunch, reminding one another that we don't have it all together. And that's ok...our God's got it together! In fact he brought everything together in Christ Jesus. And God's gift of grace in Jesus must be our focus, not only here at UBC, but in all of God's set-apart, local churches: "For it is by grace [we] have been saved, through faith--this is not of [ourselves], it is the gift of God" (Eph. 2:8, NIV).
So worship and serve the Lord with us. You're welcomed--just as you are.
So get to know us. You'll be nurtured--just as you are.
Bring your hopes and dreams, as well as your messes. You're loved--just as you are.
This is the Way of Jesus, and we'd like, by God's grace, to imitate his Way.
Would you like to worship with us? We'd love to serve you, and hopefully
serve alongside you one day soon!
UBC Vision Statement
We are broken and forgiven followers of Jesus called to know God and make Him known in our communities and in our world; a family where everyone is nurtured and loved.
UBC Mission Statement
Christ has commissioned us to reach out to nonbelievers with the life changing message of Jesus while encouraging believers to become fully devoted followers of the Savior. (ref. Matt. 28:19-20)
UBC Core Beliefs
We are Christ-centered,
UBC Core Values Statement
We live out our core beliefs through our core values. They are:
WORSHIP -- Our purpose is to glorify God the Father, Honor Jesus the Son and live in the power of the Holy Spirit through Prayer, Praise, Stewardship, and sharing the Word.
(Matthew 22:37; John 4:23)
SERVICE -- We believe that each believer has received a spiritual gift(s) and should offer these gifts in service to others, as good stewards of the grace of God.
(1 Peter 4:10; Colossians 3:17)
COMMUNITY -- We are committed to being intentionally involved with others in supportive, encouraging relationships, seeking in every way to love others as Christ has first loved us. (Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 John 1:7)
COMMITMENT -- Each member shall be a witness for Christ in the world, a shining light, a transformer within society, and a reconciler in a culture of conflict. This covenant shall be lived out in our daily lives.
(Matthew 5:16-18; Ephesians 5:8-10)
DISCIPLESHIP -- Intentional participation in relationships with others at different levels of spiritual maturity is essential. While we provide many occasions for growth and formation we place a higher priority on the value of relationships. Jesus shepherded His disciples, even as we, His disciples today are called to mentor and be mentored by others.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Philippians 3:12)
Opening Assembly (prayer/fellowship), 9:40am-9:55am, Fellowship Hall
Sunday School, 10:00am-10:45am, various classrooms
Corporate Worship, 10:56am, Sanctuary
Mathetes Adult Bible Study, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Fellowship Hall
Children and Youth, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Educational Wing
Choir Rehearsal, 7:00pm, Choir Room
Pastor: Rev. Will Watson
Youth Minister: Mr. Kevin Kiser
Minister of Music: Mr. Gregg Moffitt (Emeritus)
Pianist: Ms. Joy Findley
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