Happy Anniversary!

Congratulations to Michael Cheuk on his First Anniversary as the Senior Minister at UBC.   Wow, how time flies when you are having fun!  Many thanks for a wonderful year of leadership and ministry.  We extend our thanks also to Beth, who has been a wonderful addition to UBC.  And we’re glad Thea and Wesley are here!

Congratulations to Bob Badgett on his 11th Anniversary as the Associate Minister for Education at UBC.   We are grateful for the special talents and loving spirit that you bring to the life and work of University Baptist Church.  We’re glad you and Patti are here!

Congratulations to Phil Woodson on his 2nd Anniversary as the Coordinator for Youth.   Your hard work and many talents have been a real blessing to our entire congregation.

During September we also acknowledge as a church family the special contributions of Thomas Hill, our custodian, a very dedicated staff person who is celebrating his 31st Anniversary at UBC.  Thank you, Thomas!

Jackie Lockwood

Lockwood_DSC0350I was born and raised in a Christian home — that is where my story begins but that is only the beginning.  I have been blessed in so many ways:  Christian parents, sisters who love me, two grown children and five grandchildren.  I have had my difficulties and disappointments in life:  divorce, disease, depression, and the death of loved ones.

Through the ups and downs of life I have always known to seek God; I have done this better at some times than at others.  But, a verse in the New Testament, James 4:17, especially speaks to me:  “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” (NIV)  This has meaning to me because I have not always done the good that I know I ought to do; I have veered off the straight and narrow path more times than I care to remember.

Thanks to many prayers and reminders that I am a child of God, I have made it through some rough times in life.  I know that God has been and will continue to be there for me.  One of my favorite scripture passages from the Old Testament is Psalms 121:1-2, “I lift my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from?  My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of Heaven and earth.” (NIV)  I know God loves me and sent Jesus to suffer for my sins by dying on the cross.

Jesus wiped the slate clean for me once and for all; He came to show me how to live and how to treat others.  I know that no matter what happens in my life I have a faith that will stand up to time and to evil.  I know that I will spend eternity with the LORD.

Community Dinner Groups

Would You Like to Make New Friends and Deepen Current Relationships?

After a long hiatus, this fall we would like to resume “Community Dinner Groups.”  Dinner groups will consist of 8-10 people, from a variety of ages and walks in life, for a once a month dinner.  Generally the way it works is to rotate homes, the hosts provide the main dish, with other group members providing sides and dessert.  Dinners can be any night of the week the group chooses, and even Dutch-treat at a restaurant.

If you would like to be assigned to a dinner group, complete the form below, or call the church office.   If you have questions contact the church office.

UBC Biographies

The first batch of our “Connections” biographies is posted on our website!  You can read them here.

We are still looking for more submissions from our members to be posted on our church bulletin board.  Your biography will NOT be posted online unless we receive your permission.  There may be information on your printed biography that you do not want posted on our website.  If that’s the case, you can send an edited version suitable for an online readership to Bob Badgett.

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.

 

New Deacons

Congratulations to Jack Averill, Debra Bryant, Shirley Clark, David Hendon, Alan Hendricks, Debby Johnson and Joseph Johnson on their election as deacons for the 2013-2016 term.

Thank you to those deacons who will be rotating out of active service:  Elva Ferguaon, Pam Johnson, W.C. Keith, Don Long, Carolyn Lowry, Diane Mundell, and Raynell Stokes.

August Deacons’ Meeting:

Thursday, August 22, 6:30 pm .
This meeting is for current Active
and all Newly-Elected Deacons.

Brent and Sarah Wilson

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We welcome Brent and Sarah Wilson, who joined UBC this past Sunday by statements of previous conversion and baptism.  Brent and Sarah are the parents of Liam and Zoe.

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: http://www.cvaumc.org/forms/camp-young-at-heart-info-registration.pdf

Comfort Food Ministry

The mission of this ministry is to provide food and paper products to UBC families who are focused on other issues in their lives.  We provide food in several ways:  home cooked, purchased, or gift certificates.  The members of this team will deliver the food or gift certificates to the individual or family.  Our goal is to help take some of the stress off of them in their time of need.

We welcome new members to our team and hope that UBC members will call on us when the need arises.  To join the team, contact Carolyn Lowry or Lynda Tweel, or call the church office.

If you or someone you know has a need, please call the church office (293-5106) or send an email to circleofcaring@universitybaptist.org.

 

Celebrations Ministry

We think of our University Baptist fellowship as a family of faith, and as in any family we rejoice in the milestones and successes of our family members. The Celebrations Ministry seeks to acknowledge the many causes for celebration that arise in the lives of our church members. We recognize such causes for celebration and thanksgiving as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, births, baptisms, graduations, and other joyous events by sending cards, making phone calls or through other appropriate actions. We would welcome the participation of anyone who is willing share in the writing of notes or other means of acknowledging occasions for celebration that occur within our church family. This is a ministry of rejoicing! Please contact Lynne Gardner, 296-8086, or Martha Ballenger, 296-3480.

~Jackie Lockwood

 

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