Here you will find announcements and updates about upcoming events.

Advent & Christmas Schedule

In this season of hope and excitement, we invite you to come and celebrate the joy of the season with University Baptist Church.

Wed., Nov 29 – 6:15 pm – Service of Remembrance

Sunday, Dec. 3 – First Sunday of Advent ~ HOPE
11:00 am   Worship Service — Christmas Pageant

Wed., Dec.  6 – 5:00 pm – Jubilate presents “Lessons and Carols” at UVA Chapel
6:15 pm  The History of Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 10 – Second Sunday of Advent  ~ LOVE
11:00 am  Jubilate presents “Lessons and Carols”
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Open House at the Tennants’

Wed., Dec. 13
6:15 pm   Caroling Around the Tables
6:15 pm    Preschool/Children’s Christmas Night (Christmas store, Arts and Crafts and activities for children and parents)

Sunday, Dec. 17 – Third Sunday of Advent ~ JOY
11:00 am   Sanctuary Choir Christmas Presentation

Sunday., Dec. 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ PEACE
11:00 am   Worship Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service  
5:00 pm   Featuring the Sanctuary Choir, Reading of the Christmas Story, and Lighting of Candles


Christmas Dinner in a Bag

We are collecting “Christmas Dinner in a Bag” again this year for families in need. Each bag should contain:

  • 1 box stove-top stuffing mix
  • 1 box instant potatoes
  • 1 jar gravy
  • 1 large can sweet potatoes
  • 1 large can green beans
  • 1 can cranberry sauce
  • 1 box Jiffy pie crust mix
  • 1 can pie filling

The WMU will add a $10 Food Lion gift card for turkey or ham.

Put all items in a paper or reusable fabric grocery bag and place them on the Fellowship Hall stage by Sunday, December 17.

The bags will be delivered to Love INC to be distributed to needy families for Christmas.

If you can’t do the shopping, we welcome donations for the gift cards.  Make checks payable to UBC and earmark them for “Christmas Dinner in a Bag.”




Statement on Sexual Harassment

In light of the recent news of sexual assaults and harassment, the University Baptist Church staff wishes to respond. We unequivocally condemn sexual assault and harassment. We are sad when it happens. A culture that allows it to happen concerns us. Such a culture of violence and violation is unacceptable. It is destructive to the victims, perpetrators, and communities.

We seek to create a safe space, free of assault and harassment. We seek to minister to the victims. We want to help them prosecute their assailants. We seek to foster rehabilitation for perpetrators. We wish to promote conversations about gender equality. We want to educate people about appropriate verbal and physical behavior.

We seek to collaborate with our community to advocate against sexual assault and to stand with the survivors. This collaboration includes other churches, faith communities, law enforcement, and our neighbors. We are open to God’s leading as we move forward and seek to be a source of light in this world (Matthew 5:14). We aspire to work for justice (Micah 6:8). All people should feel and be safe from sexual assault and harassment.

God created all of us imago Dei (in God’s image–Genesis 1:27). May God help all of us as we address this challenge together.


Matt Tennant
Alba Beasley
Will Brown
Sarah Wilson

Yarn Sale – SOLD OUT

UPDATE: We have sold all of the yarn, and the sale is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who participated!

Proceeds benefiting UVA Children’s Hospital in memory of Helen Mackey.

Interactive Family Worship Service

On Sunday, November 12, at 9:45 in the Sanctuary. Join us for this participatory service designed to facilitate families worshiping together. All are welcome!

Habitat for Humanity Rake-a-Thon

Saturday, November 18
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Kickoff Event at Monticello H.S.


A fun, family-friendly event for people of all ages that raises funds and awareness for affordable housing in our community.

RSVP to Sarah Wilson by October 29.

Fall Family Festival – POSTPONED

Due to rainy weather, our Fall Festival has been postponed until next Sunday, November 5, at 3:00pm.


We’ll have a bounce house, crafts, games, face painting, candy, food, and more!

At the home of Judy and Robby Gough.

Bring a friend!

Coffee and Cookies

Join us on Sunday mornings after worship for Coffee and Cookies on the porch, while the weather is nice.

Jubilate Variety Show

Peace and Unity

Jubilate Presents its 2017 Variety Show!

Friday, October 13, 7:00pm (dessert)

Saturday, October 15, noon (baked potato bar and salad bar)

Come join Jubilate as we sing songs of Peace and Unity, offering comfort and rest for a weary world.

Hurricane Response

Hurricane Harvey: How Can You Help?

 You can prayPlease pray for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Please pray for officials to make the best decisions in the coming weeks and months ahead. Please pray for those who will be responding to the disaster once cleanup begins. The situation in Texas is simply overwhelming; pray for those who strive to be the hands and feet of God as they offer comfort and relief and begin the rebuilding process.

 You can give. Make your check out to UBC and designate it for Harvey Flood Relief.

You can make the biggest difference right now by making a financial contribution. When your gift is combined with others, we can provide exponentially more relief. Furthermore, all donations designated for Hurricane Harvey will be used to maximize the benefit to the individuals and families affected by the storm. One-hundred percent of your financial gifts will help disaster response volunteers obtain materials and supplies, food and water, equipment operations, pay for onsite operation expenses, and much more. The BGAV does not retain any funds for overhead or staff administrative costs.

 You can fill a Flood Bucket or Hygiene Kit.

Flood Buckets

For details of what to include in flood buckets, click here.

Hygiene Kits

Hygiene kits are a great way to help residents affected by disaster so that they can take care of basic, daily needs. Assemble the following items in a 1-gallon Ziploc plastic bag. Make sure the bag will close easily.

  • Facial tissue
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Washcloth
  • Comb/brush
  • Shaving cream
  • Razor
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste


Both Flood Buckets and Hygiene kits can be filled and returned to UBC. We will deliver them to Richmond so that they can be distributed wherever they are most needed.


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