A leader says thanks

A good leader never forgets to thank those who make it possible to do the work for which he or she is responsible.  That’s what I’ve been doing for the last few days.  I’ve personally written over one hundred notes and letters to folks who contributed to UBA’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

As of today (October 13, 2017) UBA has received $119,450.83 in cash and nearly $40,000 in gift cards.  Most of the funds and and gift cards have already been distributed to churches, pastors and families affected by the storm.  Each week, as more comes in, we distribute it to those in need.

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You Can't Fake Showing Up
Chances are you’ve never heard of Shannon Townsend.  He’s a member of The Fellowship, a UBA congregation where Jerry Edmonson is the pastor.  Shannon was the focus of a CNN story in the wee hours of the morning, Friday, September 1.  You can read the story here.  Take note of the quote at the end of the story:

“You can fake that you care.  You cannot fake showing up.”

Shannon Townsend showed up.  Shannon is illustrative of so many UBA churches that have been showing up in a big way during Hurricane Harvey.
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Celebrating 175 years!

The local church is the hope of the world. The association exists to enhance the work of the local church and to multiply its effect by bringing churches together to do more than they could do individually or separately. For 175 years that has been the legacy of Union Baptist Association. . . .

We face the significant challenge of reaching our rapidly-growing, highly diverse city with the gospel of Christ. Throughout the years UBA has adapted to become what churches needed it to be in order to support their work and we will continue to do so.

Our context may change. Our strategy may change, but the mission of the association will remain the same-to support the work of UBA churches as they fulfill their Great Commission responsibilities. Read full post here.