UBA Today 

Volunteers Needed for MCH Christmas Store

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The UBA Mission Centers of Houston is enlisting volunteers to help set up the "Christmas Stores" where under-resourced families who have participated in Mission Centers Ministries through the year can select gifts for their families. This is an important ministry of outreach and sharing Christ's love. You can volunteer or donate toys or books for the store.

Keelan Cook: The People's Next Door

Four Online Resources for Demographics on Your Community
Do you have any good websites I can visit for demographic data on my neighborhood? If I’ve been asked that question once, I’ve received it a dozen times. And for what it is worth, it’s a good question. Nowadays, many pastors and church leaders understand (at least in a theoretical sense) the need for knowing their ministry context and contextualizing their mission strategy to engage their neighbors in a way that is meaningful. This same crowd most likely knows that has something to do with demographic data on their neighborhood, and they begin trying to find a way to capture…

Church Planting

  • Networks: Explore the diverse church planting networks available in Houston. Find the one that fits for you. (webpage)
  • Online Resources: Explore the UBA Church Planting pages to discover a variety of resources for diverse models of planting churches.

How the Church is Impacting the Foster Care Crisis

Story by UBA Team Writer, Meredith Cook

For many months now the Texas Foster Care System has been under review and the target of much criticism. Children at Risk Growing Up in Houston puts the number of children placed in Protective Custody by Harris County CPS* at over 4,000. News articles speak of the "crisis in foster care." Legislators have been struggling to address a "broken" system.  It's clear that the need is great. Churches and faith-based organizations are urged to become a part of the solution and have an important role to play. The Scoggins and the Hays are two UBA families, among many others, who have chosen to become a part of the solution.  Meredith Cook, UBA Team Writer, shares their story.

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KIDS & YOUTH

  • BOUNCE! Take your youth on a mission trip this summer! Texas Baptists Bounce Student Disaster Recovery offers the opportunity to assist communities in their efforts to BOUNCE back from devastation after disaster has struck. Check the BOUNCE website for dates and details.

Amazon Smile Link

You can help support the UBA vision by doing your Amazon shopping through Amazon Smile with your regular Amazon account. Follow the link  smile.amazon.com to support UBA.

Dian R. Kidd, UBA Associate Director   |   UBA Today Editor   |   phone: 713.957.2000   |   email: info@ubahouston.org