Though we can’t help everyone, and we can’t help anyone with all of their needs, UBC wants to help those who are in financial crisis and need a helping hand. For members of the UBC family, this usually happens in the context of the Weekend Bible Study (WBS) or other small group. However, the Pastoral Care office often coordinates with the
UBC also works with area churches and other organizations, including Interfaith Caring Ministries, to offer assistance to those in our community who, due to job loss, family break-up, or illness or accident, need help with utilities, housing, food, or other basic needs. This is usually done on a one-time basis.
UBC periodically elects men and women who have demonstrated the serving spirit in their lives to serve with others in the body of Deacons. The role of the deacon at UBC is based on the New Testament model of those who were selected to wait tables, provide childcare for orphans, and elder care for widows, so that the apostles could devote themselves entirely to prayer and preaching the word.
UBC deacons serve on specialized ministry teams and in teaching and helping roles, allowing the pastors to devote themselves more fully to the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every deacon is encouraged to find their place of service, sometimes leading a ministry team, and other times serving on one.
Deacon ministry teams at UBC include after-worship prayer leaders, financial management, widows ministry, church ordinances, and bereavement ministry. Deacon-led ministry teams include hospital visitation and practical care ministry.
Financial Management Ministry
Trained in the principles of financial management by Dave Ramsey, members of this team will offer basic counsel regarding finances including budgeting, plans for debt retirement, and help in setting financial goals and directions.
This team seeks to make contact with those whom we are aware are in local and area hospitals. The team visits or calls and offers prayer and other support during these times of critical need. Anyone who has the SHAPE for this ministry is welcome to be on the team.
Ministry to Widows
This Deacon-led ministry team seeks to stay in-touch with the widows and widowers of UBC, offering practical help around the house, as well as answering questions and sharing information about the life of the church.
Practical Care Ministry
The mission of this team is to offer help with simple to not-too-complicated repairs and general household maintenance issues for senior adults and single moms. From changing light bulbs to repairing minor appliances to helping with yard work, the team is made up of skilled persons with willing hearts.
Contact the office for more information on any of these ministries.
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