Here you will find announcements and updates about upcoming events.

Jubilate Retreat — A weekend of music!

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.



Youth Retreat

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.

Youth Mission Trip Report

On June 16 nine members of our youth group along with Larry Johnson and Laura Morris traveled to Raleigh, N.C. with YouthWorks for five days to be the hands and feet of Christ.  On Wednesday, September 4, the participants in this mission trip will share pictures and stories about what they accomplished for Christ and highlight the work and fellowship that took place on this trip.

As you hear humorous tales and possibly some of Mr. Johnson’s slight exaggerations, I want you to know that it was your generosity that made this trip possible for our youth.  Through the donations you made at the Children’s Musical and the funds that you placed in the baskets after a Sunday service, you made it possible for our youth to participate in a life-changing event.  That’s a big deal.  The cost of participation and travel is a large part of the youth budget and it took a substantial showing of altruism to ensure that this vital ministry opportunity be available to anyone who desires to serve.

Please know that your continuing support of UBC’s Youth Ministry has been inspiring and that your kind words, prayers, and financial support have been an ENORMOUS blessing to both the youth and myself.

Gratefully, Phil


State Missions Offering

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During September  we will be supporting the Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions and the Chaplain Service Prison Ministry of Virginia, Inc. (specifically Chaplain Julie Perry at the Fluvanna Correction Center for Women).

The Alma Hunt offering supports ministries in and missionaries from Virginia.

The Chaplain Service has changed the lives of thousands of offenders throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia by distributing Bibles, conducting worship services, providing counseling and coordinating volunteer programs.

Our 2013 goal is $4,000 to be divided evenly between these two mission efforts.  For more information go to:  Alma-Hunt-Offering  and ChaplainService


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.

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