Tuesday, October 15
Depart from UBC at 10:00 am
$25/person (check payable to Barbara Phipps)
Deadline for signup: Wed., Oct. 9
Call the Church Office to sign up.
Michael Cheuk, pastor of University Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Va., moderates the inaugural meeting of the CBF Ministries Council. (ABP photo)
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To finish out September, I was thinking that our Real Life time this Sunday, September 29, should be spent out and about. So, we will be spending our Sunday evening time at Putt-Putt! The last time we went we were rained out so I still have our free game tickets and I was thinking we could order some pizza. There are some drink and candy machines so if everyone could bring a couple bucks for a drink that would be most helpful! We will NOT meet at the church. I am asking that everyone be dropped off at Putt-Putt at 6:00 p.m. and picked up at 8:00 p.m!
Youth Ministries Coordinator
On Friday, September 6th all 6th – 12th graders were invited to our 1st Annual Youth Retreat! This retreat time focused on acclimatizing our newest youth members into the group and engaging in three distinct ministry areas – Inward, Outward, & Upward!
- Inward: Our group paired up and toured the church to scout out great hiding places for sardines. While touring each pair shared something that they struggle with spiritually. Some of the groups shared that they struggle with prayer, reincarnation, or other aspects of our faith. After this talk, each pair joined together with another and painted images of hope and inspiration. It is our plan to hang these paintings in the youth rooms to remind us that it’s OK to struggle – and it’s OK to doubt. Our faith is a journey. We are here to help and support each other – not to judge or condemn. Many aspects of our faith can be difficult to comprehend or practice – but we always have our friends and family to guide and comfort us along the way.
- Outward: Our youth were tasked with making table decorations for the dining area at the Haven Day Shelter. Using talents from within our group we constructed some beautiful origami flowers and wrote prayers along with words of encouragement and hope on each of the flower petals. It is our prayer that the people who read these messages will know that they are loved by God and by each of us!
- Upward: For the youth who were able to remain through mid-morning on Saturday – we spent some time in quiet contemplation and focused our thoughts and prayers on meeting and engaging with God. We listened to music and sculpted a scene or symbol of where we want to – or need – God to meet us. Many youth created sports symbols or school items to request that God be present in that aspect of their lives!
Of course there were the mandatory rounds of “Sardines.” – but we also added in a few games of Capture the Flag! These epic events took over the entire church and I think the remnants of one rocket battle can still be seen in one of the stairwells! This was a great time for all involved – Thanks to everyone who came out and participated
The Monday Adult Bible Study will resume meeting on Monday, September 9, at 10:30 am at Rosewood Village on Greenbrier Drive with our Associate Minister for Education, Bob Badgett, leading the group. All adults are welcome to attend this weekly Bible study. Communion is served every second Monday. Form more information contact Mister Bob.
Friday, September 13-Saturday, September 14
Jubliate (pronounced yoo-bi-lá-tay) is our auditioned choir for both undergraduate and graduate students. Jubilate performs a wide variety of Christian music. The group performs regularly at University Baptist Church as well as churches throughout Virginia. They undertake a spring tour each year and have performed in New York City, St. Louis, Baltimore, Houston, Dallas, Denver, and many stops in between.
New voices are always welcome. For more information or to audition contact Alba Beasley.
On Friday, September 6th all 6th – 12th graders are invited to attend our youth retreat! This retreat time will focus on acclimatizing our newest youth members into the group. Dinner and breakfast will be provided. Please bring all appropriate church lock-in materials (i.e. sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, etc.). The retreat will start at 6:00pm on Friday and be over at 12:00 on Saturday.
Please Contact Phil Woodson with any questions.