Intersect C’ville

IntersectWhat happens when God’s kingdom intersects our Charlottesville community? What could it mean for us to be agents of Christ’s love and justice in our community? What impact can our faith community make in our city? How does faith intersect with the way we live our lives?

These questions don’t have simple answers—and we’re not looking for simple answers. We gather on Sunday evenings to wrestle with these questions and explore how our faith intersects with the needs of our community. Each month will have a different topic, exploring the theological underpinnings of our involvement and engaging with community agencies that are at already at work in these areas. The last Sunday evening of each month is a participatory time of worship that culminates our discussion. Faith is not merely a set of beliefs; our hope for these evenings is to find the ways that reflection, action, and worship are all interrelated as our faith is lived out in this community.

When: Sundays, 5:00-6:00pm, followed by a free, home-cooked dinner. We begin September 4.

Who: Undergrads, grad students, young adults, not-so-young adults, youth. Those concerned about our city, those with questions, those seeking a thoughtful community of faith, those hoping to make a difference in Charlottesville. You. All are welcome!

Where: University Baptist Church, in our Fellowship Hall (down the steps from the small parking lot by West Main St.)

Schedule of topics and related organizations (tentative):

  • September: Hunger (Blue Ridge Area Food Bank)
  • October: Race and privilege (UCARE)
  • November: Religion and Politics (BJC)
  • Dec./Jan.: Faith-based advocacy (IMPACT)
  • February: Homelessness (PACEM)
  • March: Relationship violence (SHE)
  • April: Local poverty (AIM, Love INC)

A Quiet Place to Study – May 4-12 | 1:00 pm-11:00 pm

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UBC is offering
quiet space, snacks, and goodies
to students this week as they prepare for exams.

1:00 pm-11:00 pm each day, May 4-12.

A Program of Happy Songs


JUBILATE, our collegiate choir, presented their annual fundraiser Variety Show called “A Program of Happy Songs” on September 26 and September 28.

Below are some pictures of their Sunday show.  For more pictures, please our Facebook page!

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A Quiet Place to Study

University Baptist Church opens its doors December 8-16 from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm to all students, both undergraduate and graduate, as “A Quiet Place to Study.”

Hot and cold drinks and light snacks provided. Wireless and plug-in available. Classrooms available for group study. Rides back to dorms available after dark, upon request.

Volunteers are needed to host students in Fellowship Hall each day as they prepare for exams. If you can be there for a couple of hours or prepare snacks and goodies for the students, check the sign-up board or contact Alba Beasley.

Ongoing Activities in December

Please join us in any of these activities this month as we celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas!

* Global Missions Post Office —
A way for you to exchange greetings with UBC members and support Global Missions; Located in First Floor Lobby

* WMU Christmas shopping —
UBC items on sale 1st Floor Lobby:  Cat’s Meow building, Christmas ornament, Plate, Cookbook

* Christmas Dinner in a Bag —
1 box stove-top stuffing mix
1 box instant potatoes
1 jar gravy
1 lg can sweet potatoes
1 lg can green beans
1 can cranberry sauce
1 box Jiffy pie crust mix
1 can pie filling
The WMU will add a Food Lion gift card for a ham or turkey.
Bring filled bags to the stage in the Fellowship Hall.

* A Quiet Place to Study (AQPTS) —
Need volunteers to help Dec. 8-16

* Children’s Christmas Shop —
Items due by December 8

* Intergenerational Mission Trip —
Registration due mid-December

* Shoe collection —
ends December 29

* Battle Building Update —
W. Main St. traffic lanes in front of the building reduced to one west-bound lane 6:00 am Fri., Dec. 6, through 12:00 pm Sun., Dec. 8; all access to JPA from 11th St Garage blocked, and plaza between Blake and UBC closed in December

* PACEM collection items —
foot powder, deodorant, disposable razors, new athletic socks (white, black or gray), word-find puzzle books, batteries (AA & AAA), stamps, envelopes, note pads, soft-side travel bags, adult-size backpacks

For more info about these activities and a complete Advent/Christmas schedule see THE WORD  Nov. 26.

UBC Missions and Community Outreach Fair

Sunday, November 10, After Worship

This coming Sunday UBC will be hosting our first Missions/Community Outreach Fair after worship.  Representatives from eleven community agencies and organizations will be stationed in the Fellowship Hall to share information about their mission.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you, your family, and/or your small group to get involved with one these organizations to make a difference in our community.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on the participating agencies click the accompanying link.
Alliance for Interfaith  Ministries (AIM)
Advancing Native Missions (ANM)
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank    blue-ridge-area-food-bank-thomas-jefferson-area-branch
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Habitat for Humanity
Hope House
Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ)
Meals on Wheels
Ronald McDonald House

Jubilate Variety Show

Jubilate Variety Show 2013

Jubilate, our collegiate student choir, presented their annual fundraiser this past weekend. The theme this year was “Broadway,” and they sang songs from well-known musicals such as “Godspell,” “Cinderella,” “Matilda,” and others.

For pictures, visit UBC’s facebook photo album.

Student Luncheon

This past Sunday we hosted a collegiate student luncheon after worship.  About twenty UVA students and our host church members enjoyed a delicious lunch of oven-baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and biscuits plus a variety of desserts.  During the luncheon we also matched students with church families participating in our “adopt-a-student” ministry.  Many thanks to John and Sarah Buchanan for cooking the lunch and for the church members who attended.

Adopt-a-Student Ministry Sign-Up

Sign up now for our adopt-a-student ministry!

If you are a college student and would like to be adopted by one of our church families,
please visit this link to register.
Get your friends to join you and be adopted together!   You will be matched with a  family who can provide you a “home away from home,” a family who will love you, who can periodically invite you over to their homes for meals and/or to play with their children, who will take you out to lunch after church, who can offer a quiet place to hang out away from noisy roommates, etc.  We hope you will consider signing up!

If you are a church member and your family would like to adopt a college student,
please visit this link to register.
We are looking to recruit families and couples who like being around college-age students, and who will let those students direct how much interaction they would like to have with your family. The benefit you receive is that you will positively influence these young lives and create friendships that will last far beyond the college years.

We will be collecting information in the next several weeks, and you will be contacted in the near future regarding this ministry.

We are also inviting all college students and church families participating in our Adopt-a-Student ministry to attend.  At the beginning of the luncheon, families will be matched with their adopted students and they will eat lunch together as a way to get to know one another.

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