Summer Choir!

Calling all singers! Summer Choir begins weekly rehearsals on May 24 at 7pm, and anyone is welcome to come and participate. The program will take place on July 9. Talk to Alba Beasley if you are interested in singing with us!

Food for Venable Elementary Students

Each Wednesday night our Children’s Mission Program will be assembling 12 bags of healthy, non-perishable food to go in weekend backpacks for children at Venable Elementary School.  This backpack program at Venable provides meals and snacks  for the weekend for families who are currently unable to provide meals for the family.  All Souls Church is partnering with UBC to collect food for these weekend bags.  You can help by donating packages of 12 or more of the following foods:

  • Oatmeal, Grits, Cream of wheat, Individual cereal, Breakfast bars
  • Soup, Chili, Instant noodles, Peanut butter/cheese crackers
  • Mac & cheese, Canned chicken, Canned Ravioli, Canned Beefaroni, Canned Spaghetti, Canned Beans
  • Protein bars, Fruit cups, Raisins, Popcorn, Pudding, Pretzels
  • Shelf-stable milk boxes, Juice boxes

Look for collection boxes on the stage in the fellowship hall, and in the first floor lobby.

Paying for College – Free Workshop!

On Sunday, May 21 (6:45-8pm), come hear from Scott Miller, Director of Financial Aid at UVA, about how to pay for college. This event is free and open to the public. It’s ideal for parents/grandparents of youth applying to college or kids still several years away–it helps to start early! More details here.

Church-Wide Cookout

For our final Wednesday evening of the semester, May 24, we’re having a cookout in our front lot, 5-7pm. Free and open to all!

UBC Variety Show

Wednesday, May 17, 6:15pm in Fellowship Hall

Fun! Entertaining! Hilarious! Not to be missed! Memorable! Full of surprises!

In addition to a variety of performances, we will also have pies and cakes to raffle off. Contact Larry Johnson or Laura Morris if you’d like to share some variety or to bake a pie or cake!

A Quiet Place to Study

UVA Students: with exams upon us, UBC is opening our building as a quiet place to study, May 3-11, 1pm-11pm each day. Free wi-fi, snacks, coffee and drinks provided. UBC folks, sign up now to volunteer during these study times.

“Reel Spirituality” – Wednesday Series

Facilitator:  Wellford Tiller

April 26 — Chariots of Fire (1982)

May 3 — The Mission (1986)

May 10 — Les Miserables (2012)

Movies entertain us.  But they can also make us think and feel.  A film does not have to be specifically ‘Christian’ to help us ‘think Christianly’ about our world.  On these three Wednesday evenings, we will look at clips from the movies listed and discuss the issues they raise for us as people of faith.  While it is not necessary, you may wish to watch the entire film in advance of each discussion.

All are invited to join us, Wednesdays at 6:15pm.


Interactive Family Worship

Everyone is invited to participate–kids (of all ages!), youth, families, adults–as we worship together this Sunday morning (5/7/17) in a special interactive worship service, during the Sunday Bible Study hour (9:45-10:30). This will be a partcipatory, hands-on worship experience for families to do together, facilitating inter-generational conversation and fellowship. Come and join us!

Operation Inasmuch (OIAM)

OIAM, our annual day of service in the community, will take place on Saturday, April 29.

8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – Go to work sites

We will be doing projects for:

  • Our elderly or disabled neighbors (Cleaning, Painting, Yard work, Trash   hauling, Wheelchair ramp building, Home repairs)
  • Local non-profit agencies (Ronald McDonald House, UVa Hospital Hospitality House, Baptist Clothing Center)


  • OIAM Jr.:  elementary and older preschoolers
  • Nursery:  reservations required

Some projects are scheduled for other times:

  • April 15, 20, 21:  preparing a house for painting (Check with Alan Hendricks)
  • April 29:  International Rescue Committee  2:00-5:00 pm (Check with Erin Brown)

We need to borrow big coolers to take food and drinks to the work sites.  Put your name on your cooler and leave it on the stage in Fellowship Hall.

Have questions?  Want to sign up for a project?  Sign up online or contact Sarah Buchanan.


Updates Needed for UBC Directory

An updated UBC Directory will be distributed in April. Please contact the church office with any updates to your address, phone number, or email. If you’d like a new photo included in the directory, please send that in as well. Alternatively, find Will Brown to take your picture before or after worship. Otherwise, we will use the same photo from last year.

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