Wednesday Night Program – October 7


On Wednesday night, October 7th, we welcome Professor Daniel Bagby with the first in a three-part series entitled “Healthy Relationships”.  Wednesday evening will be Part 1: “Why Share Healthy Relationships — When With a Little Effort You Can Be Obnoxious?”.

Professor Bagby is currently the Theodore F. Adams Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care at Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond.  He has pastored for almost thirty years, served in two pastoral counseling centers, and as chaplain to a juvenile detention center and a women’s prison. He is a frequent national speaker on pastoral care issues and has authored numerous articles and seven books including, Crisis Ministry: A Handbookand Beyond The Myths: The Journey To Adulthood(2007).

Professor  Bagby has taught at Baylor University, Purdue University, and Southern Seminary, as well as for the International Mission Board’s Journeyman Training Program. He is the 2005 recipient of the Wayne Oates Award.

Wednesday, Sept 30 – Welcome, Rev. John Haig!

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Our guest speaker tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30, at 6:15 pm in Fellowship Hall will be the Rev. John  Haig, speaking on the topic:  “Christianity:  What’s Up in the Land Down Under?”

John has pastored churches in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria over 47 years.  Currently, he is the Minister of The Word at St Mark’s Uniting Church in Mornington, close to the family home where he and his family have lived for 20 years.  He serves the wider church as the Chair of the Australian Board of MECO (Middle East Christian Outreach).

John is a graduate of the Melbourne University of Divinity and The University of New South Wales.  He has pursued post-graduate studies at SWBTS and was the first non-North American to be selected to participate in Gordon-Conwell’s Mentor-in-Preaching program in the Fall Semester of 2001.

John has been married to Julia for 46 years, and they have four adult children, two grandsons, and a tri-color English Cocker Spaniel.  Julia and John enjoy family, friends, and travel which provides him with the opportunity to pursue his interest in photography.

Michael Cheuk first met John in 1986, when Michael was serving as a Baptist Student Union summer missionary to Sydney, Australia, and he and John have maintained a long-distance friendship since then.


Called Church Conference  

6:15 pm

We will vote on messengers to the Baptist General Association of Virginia Annual Meeting to be held November 10-11.  If you would like to be a messenger from UBC, please contact Michael Cheuk.

Wednesday Night – September 23 :

CBF Field Personnel Josh Hearne: “Making a Home among the Homeless” –

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We welcome Joshua Hearne to UBC as our Wednesday night speaker this week at 6:15 in Fellowship Hall.   Joshua and his wife, Jessica, are CBF field personnel living among the homeless, near-homeless, poor, addicted, and hungry in Southside Virginia.  They serve through Grace and Main Fellowship, an intentional Christian community practicing hospitality and prayer in Danville, Virginia.  They are endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as Global Mission Field Personnel.

Joshua is also the Executive Director of Third Chance Ministries (, a ministry of Grace and Main to identify, develop, and support missionaries who will confront poverty in its many forms by cultivating and nurturing intentional communities in areas of profound need.

The Hearnes have a daughter, Lucy.

Josh and Jessica invite you to pray with them for the marginalized and impoverished people of Southside Virginia.


Coming Up In August – Mark Your Calendars!

August 2

Hot Dog Cookout, Pool Party & Homemade Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 16, 3:00 pm /

 Youth Retreat at  Smith Mountain Lake at 9:00 am, Saturday, August 22 until Noon, Sunday, August 23 /

 Wed. Supper & Programming resumes on Wednesday, August 26, 5:00 pm.

Called Church Conference, Wednesday, August 26, 6:15 pm


Called Church Conference, Wednesday, July 15


Microsoft Word - UBC Logo 3 sizes.doc6:00 pm   –  following the Summer Covered-Dish Fellowship Supper.

– Vote on Randi McFarland’s ordination
– Vacation Bible School report.

Church Conference – Wednesday June 10

Microsoft Word - UBC Logo 3 sizes.docOn Wednesday, June 10, we will have a church conference in the Fellowship Hall at 6:15 pm to approve the changes made to our Constitution, Bylaws and Leadership Manual. The Joint Administrative Review Committee (JARC) made these recommendations together with congregational input last Wednesday night.

You may direct any questions regarding these documents to Debra Bryant, Ed Smith or Laura Morris.

You can download these files by clicking the name.

1. The JARC powerpoint report
2. UBC Constitution
3. UBC Bylaws
4. UBC Leadership Manual 

Joanna Jennings to Speak Tonight

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Our speaker tonight, Wednesday, May 6, at 6:15 pm in Fellowship Hall, will be Joanna Jennings.

Joanna is the Director and Co-founder of The Arbor in Charlottesville, a faith-based nonprofit that provides long-term shelter and holistic aftercare to adult female human trafficking survivors in Virginia.  She will be talking about sex trafficking and exploitation and the services that The Arbor provides to the victims.

Join us to celebrate Bob & Patti Badgett – Wednesday May 13

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Everyone is Invited to a Farewell Reception for Bob and Patti Badgett on Wednesday, May 13, from 5 to 7 pm in Fellowship Hall!

5:00  Supper:  Fried chicken, Mashed potatoes w/gravy, Green beans, Fried apples, Biscuits, Ice Cream Sundaes (Reservations needed by 10:00 am on Monday)

6:15  Farewell Reception for Bob and Patti. 

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We’ll miss you!



Jan Allaire to Speak Wednesday April 15

AllaireJ photoJanet Allaire will be our Wednesday Night speaker at 6:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.  In 2009, she was named Director of Ambulatory Services for Women and Children at UVA Health System.  Previously, she was Director of the Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center.

We look forward to hearing from Jan Allaire and learning more about the Battle Building, an important partner in our church’s connection with the UVA Health system.


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