Camp Young at Heart

It’s time to register for the 11th annual Camp Young at Heart – an Ecumenical Camp for Adults of All Ages.   This year Young at Heart is hosted by Aldersgate United Methodist Church located at 1500 Rio Road East in Charlottesville.  The 3 day event meets August 26-28 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.  The registration fee is $20.00 for one person or $35.00 for a couple.  The camp begins each day with a devotion time lead by our pastor, Michael Cheuk.  There will be 3 class sessions each day and a fellowship lunch time (bring your own bag lunch).  There is plenty of parking available, the building is wheelchair accessible and there is an elevator.

To see the wide variety of classes offered and to get your registration form use the following web link:

Young Adults Day @ Lake Anna

View of Lake Anna from the Smith's lake house.

View of Lake Anna from the Smith’s lake house.

On Saturday, August 10, the young couples and Twenty Somethings gathered for a day at Lake Anna at the home of Richard and Linda Smith.

The Smiths have a boat, a canoe, jet skis, beach/swimming complete with low and high dives at the dock. In the house, there are games and and a small pool and ping pong table in case of thunderstorms.


boat house, dock & beach canoeing hammock-&-swing jet-ski Lake-cabin---from-the-back tubing

“Adopt-a-Student” Ministry

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!


                                             ~ Michael


Will and Erin Brown

Will & Erin BrownWe welcome William and Erin Brown, who joined UBC this past Sunday by transfer of their memberships from another Baptist church.


Youth Fun Day

Tuesday, July 23 (10 am -5 pm)

This was a fantastic day at the church that was full of fun, fellowship, and ministry. Today our youth took part in ministry activities that focused  on the inward, outward, and upward. For our inward ministry we wrote letters to every sunday school class and prayed over pretty much every room in the church – specifically, for the many church events and meetings that take place in them. Our upward ministry time was spent in quiet reflection in the sanctuary talking with God (a solid 20 minute session). Our outward ministry was to offer up some ice cold lemonade and prayers for those who passed by our church. It was interesting to speak with the people who passed by because most of them didn’t want anything to drink but when we asked if we could pray for something in their lives – they would often slow down and stop to pray with us. It was really awesome to see our youth listening to and praying for complete strangers. We also played games with pudding, mustaches, and water balloons. It was an awesome day!

water balloon prayer sign sign making mustachesLetter







John and Jean Wood

John and Jean WoodJohn and Jean Wood, who joined UBC this past Sunday by transfer of their letters from a sister Baptist church.


Lou Long

Lou LongWe welcome Lou Long, who joined UBC this past Sunday by transfer of her letter from a sister Baptist church. Lou is the mother of Don Long and grandmother of Davis and Landon.


Phil and Ellen Woodson

Phil & Ellen WoodsonWe welcome Phil and Ellen Woodson, who joined UBC this past Sunday by transfer of membership from another church.


Steve and Adrienne Canterbury

Steve & Adrienne Canterbury and familySteve and Adrienne Canterbury joined by transfer of their membership from another church.


Hugh and Diana Ames

Hugh & Diana AmesHugh and Diana Ames joined by transfer of their letters from First Baptist, San Antonio, Texas.



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