Last year, the members of UBC worked together to name the foundational values of our congregation— Inclusive, Inquisitive, Community-Minded, and Loving. While we named these values in 2016, they are a long part of our congregation’s heritage.
In 1976, just a few years after UBC defined its conviction that the church must be open to people of all races, the congregation began a discussion about women’s leadership in the church. Later that year, Virginia Lou Mullins was elected as a deacon and was subsequently ordained in January, 1977. In her ordination, UBC joined with the earliest communities of Jesus followers in affirming that Holy Spirit calls both women and men to follow Jesus and equips us all for service in the Kingdom of God.
Over the last forty years, UBC has been blessed by the leadership of many women. Below is a list of all the women UBC has ordained over the last forty years.
Virginia Lou Mullens
Linda Snell McComb
Ashley Gill Harrington