Celebrate the Light

Where will you Celebrate the Light this Holiday Season? The following are highlighted opportunities through the UBC Serving Ministries Office where you can make a difference with our partners in November and December.


Angel Tree

Make Christmas brighter for children of incarcerated parents. Paper “angels” sharing the needs and desires from these children will be hung on the Angel Tree and available for pick-up. Take an angel from the tree on the second floor of UBC, outside of the sanctuary, and follow the instructions on the angel (tells type of gift and process of returning).

Nov 17-Nov 24: Tree goes up on second floor of UBC
Nov 24 and no later than Dec 1: Gifts are due back at UBC
Dec 4, 9 am-12 pm: Gift wrapping station at UBC
Dec 11, 5:30-7:30 pm: Pick up gifts if you signed up to deliver gifts. Gift drop-off coordinated directly with families receiving gifts.

For more info, contact Jill Tatum at:  


Coats for Katya

Bring new or very gently used jackets and gloves for children in the Ukraine.  Drop the items off in marked boxes in the fellowship hall throughout the month of December. 

For more information contact Aaron Glenn at:  


Shoes for Venezuelan Migrants

Bring NEW tennis shoes for men, women, or children that will be shipped to our partners in Colombia ( https://www.facebook.com/FundacionSEPAZ/ )who are working with Venezuelan migrants.  Marked boxes in fellowship hall.

For more information contact Aaron Glenn at:  



Heartis Retirement Home

Party with friends in a retirement home.  Sing Christmas carols, perform (if desired), serve snacks.  Lead a short Christmas devotional (if desired).  December 15th, 3-4pm.

For more information contact Jamie Chancey at  


1000 Hills Christmas Party

Serve homeless friends in the Third Ward for a special Christmas worship service event.  Volunteers will participate with regular ministry volunteers.  How one might serve at this event: bring big igloos of hot chocolate, praying for people who stop by the prayer table, bring hygiene kits or ziploc bags of sweets,  or even give the devotional message that evening.  December 4th, 4:30-9pm.

Contact Lee Whitlock at:  


Beltway 8 Crisis Pregnancy Center

Party with families at Beltway 8 Crisis Pregnancy’s“Happy Birthday Jesus” party.  We need people to serve the meal to guests, two people to run a “photo booth” and take pictures of families, musicians who want to lead Christmas Carols, friendly faces who want to socialize with kids and parents at the tables.  December 10th, 5-8pm

Contact Aaron Glenn at: