Looking for a quiet place to study for exams? 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 this week.
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.
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.
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) aimcville.org
Advancing Native Missions (ANM) advancingnativemissions.com
Big Brothers, Big Sisters bbbsocbr.org
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank blue-ridge-area-food-bank-thomas-jefferson-area-branch
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) fca.org
Habitat for Humanity cvillehabitat.org
Hope House macaa.org/programs/hopehouse
Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) loveinccville.org
Meals on Wheels cvillemeals.org
Ronald McDonald House rmhcharlottesville.org
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.
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.
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.
Now that we are in August, in a couple of weeks, university students will be back in town. Since we are University Baptist Church, I am eager for us to find ways to connect with and minister alongside students, both at UVA and PVCC. With that in mind, I’m working with the staff to restart an “Adopt-a-Student” ministry which seeks to provide a “home away from home” for students — especially first-years and freshmen.
In my experience, college students are hungry for community — with their peers but also with others. This year, I hope we can welcome the students who attend UBC by quickly finding them a family who will love them, who can periodically invite them over to their homes for meals and/or to play with their children, who will take them out to lunch after church, offer a quiet place to hang out away from noisy roommates, and provide assistance in case of an emergency or advice in a variety of topics, including finding a good car mechanic or overcoming heart-break.
Therefore, I’m 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 their adoptive families. The benefit you receive is that you will positively influence these young lives and create friendships that will last far beyond the college years. You will most likely earn the undying appreciation from these students’ parents!
If you are interested in serving as adoptive parents, please let me know. In the coming Sundays we will promote this ministry among our students, and we will schedule a “Student Sunday Luncheon” in September where we will match students with their “parents.” Let’s do what we can to welcome students this fall!