During Thanksgiving, we count our blessings (not our calories) and thank God for all he’s done for us. During Christmas, we remember God’s greatest gift to us and celebrate by giving gifts to friends and loved ones. So I suppose it’s only natural that I spend a few moments reflecting on this year and the many great reasons to we have to celebrate as an association of churches. Let me share a few.
We have a wonderful history and heritage. On October 9, 2015 UBA will be 175 years old! For the better part of two centuries UBA has been a leader in Texas Baptist life. Throughout next year we will share highlights from our past and set the stage for a party next October when we will launch into our next 175 years!
We don’t need to look to a distant past to find things to celebrate about UBA. We can celebrate many accomplishments from this year. Let me share a few (in no particular order).