Category: News

Update from Rev. Joel

Church has become a “virtual” experience as we stay with a healthy distancing during this pandemic. I’m grateful we have this technology to keep connected, supporting each other, and find new ways to show up for justice work. I’m also grateful to the church’s staff … read more.

RE Digital Resources for Staying at Home

Your church staff knows how challenging it can be to stay at home with active and inquisitive children. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not holding in-person RE activities and classes at this time.

However, we are excited to be working on a library … read more.

UCBR Church History Updated

Groundbreaking on Goodwood Blvd.

Church historian Rebecca Cureau has spent her Covid-19 stay-at-home time working to update her documentation of the church’s history. She has brought her history up to the present with Rev. Crump’s retirement and arrival of the two interim ministers we’ve worked with … read more.

We Have a New Website!

We are delighted to launch our new website as we move forward in the search process for our new senior minister. This new site will allow visitors to find us easily, and to learn about all the ways they can connect with this congregation. … read more.

Finding Our Next Interim Minister

Donna Yelverton, April 15, 2020

Image credit: John Keasler

As you know, our interim minister Joel Miller will be leaving us for family reasons at the end of July 2020. Your Board of Trustees has begun working to find a replacement effective August 1, 2020 through the … read more.

Successful Online Service

March 29, 2020 was our first service conducted fully online, with all staff and congregants watching from their own houses. We streamed over Zoom, and simultaneously streamed on our YouTube channel. Despite the challenges and the distance, we had about 120 viewers on YouTube, and … read more.

Church Campus Closed Until Further Notice

Image credit: Pennie Nichols

Last Friday I closed the church building after a symptomatic (but not diagnosed) person had been in it for some time. On Saturday, after consulting with staff and Board President David Hawley and Vice-President Donna Yelverton, I agreed to rent the church … read more.