Youth I – Sunday School
This class for Middle School youth meets in Room 303 just to the left of the elevator. Any Youth grades 6-8th, please meet us there Sunday mornings at 9:45. Beth Cheuk leads this discussion-based class for youth grades 6-8. They are currently relating the events of Jesus’ Life to their own middle school experiences. They also enjoy games, puzzles, and lots of laughs together. Please come join them.
Youth II – Sunday School
This class resides in Room 306, just down the hall from the elevator. Laura Faye Groff leads this class for youth grades 9-12 where they discuss the current challenges and successes of being a Christian in today’s high school life. They will also occasionally run out to grab some breakfast and coffee… if you’re interested. 😉
Chapel Choir is led by our Minister of Music and Worship, Mr. Alba Beasley. It meets each Sunday morning at 9:00 in the music suite and performs often during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. All voices are welcome!!
Every Sunday night during the school year, our youth get together from 6-8pm. This is our primary “Youth Group” time where we eat dinner and fellowship together, study and learn from the word of God, play games and do other exciting activities! This time is for all youth in grades 6-12.
Worship & Service Opportunities
Our youth are extremely active in the mission of the church.
Here’s some information about a few of our major activities.
Sometime during January and February U.B.C. partners with other downtown churches in Charlottesville to provide an overflow shelter for the homeless during the winter months. For two weeks each winter our Fellowship Hall is shelter for those needing a place to spend the night when the Salvation Army is full. We provide dinner, a cot to sleep on, and breakfast in the morning. In the evenings, church members have the opportunity to visit with our guests, do their laundry, play games, watch movies, etc. The youth volunteer their their time and energy to cook, clean, and visit with all who are present.
O.I.A.M. (Operation Inasmuch)
Every spring U.B.C. organizes an extremely focused one-day event that seeks to mobilize individuals to engage in hands-on projects for the benefit of those within the Charlottesville area. It usually occurs one Saturday in early Spring and includes such projects as cleaning, painting, trash hauling, and yard work for elderly or disabled neighbors, area camps, and resource agencies such as Kluge Children’s Rehab Center and Hospice House. We also deliver flower arrangements and sew baby blankets, host neighborhood cook-outs and assist with Special Olympics. “And the King shall answer and say unto them, ‘Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.’” Matthew 25:40
World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine
Every April the Youth participate in a time of fasting to learn about and experience hunger. This past year we experienced how American’s deal with hunger and how so much food is wasted on a daily basis. As part of the famine the youth raise funds that go directly to fights world hunger and providing grain and livestock to impoverished families and villages all over the world. This past April we raised over $1200 to support this ministry.For more about 30-Hour Famine please visit their website: http://www.30hourfamine.org/
This past spring 15 youth from U.B.C. traveled to Lynchburg, Virginia to participate in the CBFVA March Mission Madness! Our youth broke out into three work groups and in one day we painted a large portion of a local church (inside and out), cleaned trash from 2 houses, and also cleaned out and painted the basement of another local church. We also took 10 of our youth to Raleigh, N.C. for a week long mission trip where we picked food for a local food bank, worked with a bunch of young men and the Boys & Girls Club, and helped organize a local Salvation Army shop. These trips are a major ministry that our youth are involved in every year – and we hope to take even more people with us next year!
We are excited that next spring (April 2015), UBC will be hosting one of the CBFVA Mission Madness sites! Our youth group and youth council, along with other planning committees and volunteers from the church, will be coordinating food, mission projects, worship services and activities for over 200 youth from across the state! Mark your calendars for April 17-19; it is going to be an amazing weekend!
Youth Evangelism Conference
During the winter we spend a weekend at YEC. This event is a huge concert, worship service, and time for prayerful commitment to the mission and glory of Jesus Christ. There’s singing, preaching, video, special band performances, comedy acts, and about 20 other things that engage the participants in an uplifting and highly energized setting.
Other Youth Activities
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