Summer Choir Program

Join us this Sunday (June 29)  in worship at 11:00 a.m. as our Sanctuary Choir presents its annual summer choir program!

Four of our former Ministers of Music — Carl Beard, Len Willingham, Mike Norris and Kevin Holland — will join Alba Beasley in directing the choir during the worship service.

It promises to be a wonderful morning of worship through music, and a joyous homecoming for our beloved former ministers of music.


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.

Christmas at University Baptist Church

Please join us this Christmas season as we again celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Wednesday, December 4 ~ Service of Remembrance

  • 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper, 6:15 p.m. Service of Remembrance

Thursday, December 5 ~ Jubilate at Lighting of the Lawn

  • 8:04 p.m. Jubilate, will perform at the Lighting of the Lawn at U.Va., the event will be held from 7-10:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 8 ~ The Second Sunday of Advent ~ HOPE

  • 11:00 a.m. Worship featuring Genesis and Sanctuary Choirs

Wednesday, December 11 ~ 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper

  • 6:15 p.m. Children’s Christmas Store (a missions fund raiser), crafts, and activities for children and parents
  • 6:15 p.m. Skype Conversation with Overseas CBF Missionaries

Sunday, December 15 ~ The Third Sunday of Advent ~ JOY

  • 11:00 a.m. Worship featuring Chapel Choir, Sanctuary Bells, and Sanctuary Choir

Wednesday, December 18 ~ Caroling and Christmas Memories

  • 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Supper
  • 6:15 p.m. Caroling and Christmas Memories

Sunday, December 22 ~ The Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ LOVE

  • 11:00 a.m. Worship Service
  • 12:00 noon Lunch, 12:30 p.m. Christmas Caroling to shut-ins

Tuesday, December 24 ~ Christmas Eve Service

  • 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service featuring Soloists, Reading of the Christmas Story, and Lighting of Candles


Service of Remembrance

Please join us Wednesday, December 4, 6:15 pm in Fellowship Hall for a Service of Remembrance.

This will be a service to remember our loved ones and to support each other in our pain and loss during this holiday season.  Candles will be lit to acknowledge family and friends, our pain and loss, our worries and struggles, and God’s faithfulness in our lives. 




Jubilate to Sing at Lighting of the Lawn

Join us Thursday, December 5, at 8:00 p.m. as Jubilate, UBC’s collegiate choir, participates in the 13th annual Lighting of the Lawn to celebrate the holiday season as a University community while embracing the season of giving by supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. The event will be held on the Lawn from 7 to 10 p.m.  Jubilate is scheduled to perform at 8:04 p.m.




Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra with Jubilate present

Magnificat, Settings by Jonathan Wilcocks and Mark Hayes

Sunday, November 24, 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Nursery Provided

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.

Jubilate Retreat — A weekend of music!

Friday, September 13-Saturday, September 14

Jubliate (pronounced yoo-bi-lá-tay) is our auditioned choir for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Jubilate performs a wide variety of Christian music.  The group performs regularly at University Baptist Church as well as churches throughout Virginia.  They undertake a spring tour each year and have performed in New York City, St. Louis, Baltimore, Houston, Dallas, Denver, and many stops in between.

New voices are always welcome.  For more information or to audition contact Alba Beasley.



Jubilate Needs Your Help!

Beginning September 1, Jubilate will have supper (6:00-6:30) and rehearsal at church on Sunday nights.  We would like to have 3 teams of 2 people each to prepare supper on a rotating basis.  We would also like to have one Sunday Bible Study Class each month to prepare a meal.

The Youth also meet on Sunday nights, so preparations for the Jubilate meal would be coordinated with the Youth meal volunteers.

This schedule for Jubilate is planned for September through November and January through April.

This is a great opportunity to support Jubilate and to get to know the members better.

Contact Alba Beasley for more information or to sign up.


Summer Choir Program

The UBC Summer Choir presents
A Program of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Sunday, July 7, 11:00 a.m.

The Book of Psalms, also referred to the Psalter, is a collection of 150 poems and prayers. Many were written by David, but there are other authors of the Psalms. There are occasionally directions given that seem to indicate a particular tune that would be familiar to the ancient Hebrew community, but no tunes exist in written form today.

Gospel HymnsA hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification. The word hymn derives from Greek ὕμνος (hymnos), which means “a song of praise.” The roots of Christian hymnody has the Psalms as it basis for texts. Since the Reformation, authors like Martin Luther wrote hymns prolifically that were both hymns of testimony and hymns that teach particular tenets of the Christian faith.

The Spirituals are a purely American form of music – they are the earnest prayers and pleas of the slaves who, taken from their homeland and forced into servitude at the hands of cruel task masters, found a faith in kinship with Christ – forsaken by his own, misunderstood and mistreated. The stories of the Old and New Testaments were wells of inspiration and hope for a people who found little of either in their daily lives. But their songs live on, and inspire us to overcome our spiritual social and political turmoil, and to get on board the gospel train bound for heaven!

As we share in a service of Psalms, Hymn and Spiritual Songs, we will experience the power and testimony of each as we worship the Lord who inspires us to live in His Grace! Come join us Sunday, July 7, at 11:00 am, for a musical journey into the heart of God through the Psalms, the testimony of the post-reformation Christian church through the hymns, and the deep emotion and sheer joy of African American spirituals!

~Alba Beasley