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Strengthening Our Community​ 

Posted by Steve Ryan on

Friends, Almost exactly fifteen years ago my family first walked into University. We originally came because Pastor Mike was here. About ten years earlier he was the pastor at Asbury UMC in Corpus Christi and then our paths crossed again in San Antonio. We first came to University because we...

He's Moving In Our Midst

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Friends, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV). There is an old preacher’s joke that follows this bit of scripture which adds, “But checks...

Better Connected

Posted by Alyssa Carroll on

Church Family, Communications has been very busy as we head into the fall season! One of the projects we just finished was redesigning our University App. We’ve had our app for several years but we had been neglecting it and not using it to its full potential. I’m excited to say...

Power of a Story

Posted by Sharla Bell on

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.   Hebrews 10:24-25 My grandfather could tell a...

Great Cloud of Witnesses

Posted by Ben Trammell on

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy...

True Community Is Messy

Posted by Wesley Taylor on

I once read a tweet by a guy named Matt Merker that said: If you want a church with “community,” get ready to:- Let people call you out on sin- Drive old ladies to church- Bring folks baby meals- Teach Sunday school- Pray for the body- Have long conversations with awkward people-...

Preparing For All Who Enter

Posted by Laura Ames on

How I missed my little friends in the day school over the summer months. The 2nd floor was quiet without our Achievers group. Bible studies, family dinners, and seminars all came to an end. Then we began cleaning house. When programming was quiet, the church facilities crew spent their summer...

Day School Comes to Life

Posted by Amanda Nunneley on

And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. Matthew 18:5  Over the last two weeks, I have had the privilege of watching the day school come to life. The halls are filled with familiar faces, new faces and generations of families. The life that has filled the...

We Can All Worship

Posted by Susan Galindo on

And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians 2:22  Friends, Sunday morning was a great time of celebrating the Body of Christ as we all came together for a time of worship, hearing...

Love of Strangers​

Posted by Debra Harris on

Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the...

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