University Baptist Church is known for its unique blend of worship styles. As Baptists, we gather to sing familiar favorites from the Baptist Hymnal, hear the reading and preaching of the Word of God, issue an invitation to make a public profession of faith, and practice believer’s baptism.
However, we also draw from the wider Christian tradition, dating back to the first century. We follow the seasons of the church year (such as Advent and Lent), observe Holy Days (such as Ash Wednesday), and celebrate special occasions.
We use traditional symbols, paraments, colors, ceremonies, litanies, and ordinances to re-enact the story of divine redemption, and to draw the whole person into a meaningful encounter with God.
We encourage the participation of people of all ages through readings, prayers, and special music. Children start worship in the adult service with their parents and then, after the children’s sermon, head upstairs to their sanctuary in Room 210 for their own service.
Each service at University Baptist Church is uniquely and creatively designed to proclaim a particular theme. Without sacrificing warmth or energy, reverence and dignity are maintained. In summary, we are Baptists worshiping in an ecumenical tradition.
We extend a special welcome to all patients, family members, and staff from the UVA Health System, located just across the street from our church. We hope you can join us for worship, and please feel free to contact us if there is any way we can be helpful to you.
Sunday Morning Schedule
9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 1st floor Lobby
9:00 a.m. Children’s Choirs
9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study (senior adults)
9:45 a.m. Sunday Bible Study (preschool through adults, with nursery)
11:00 a.m. Worship (with nursery and Children’s Church)
Other Worship Information:
- Live Radio Broadcast: Our worship service is broadcast live every Sunday on WINA, 1070 AM and 98.9 FM, 11:00 a.m. – noon. You can listen to the live stream of our Sunday morning service on WINA’s website by clicking on the “Listen” tab.
- Worship Service Audio Online: A recording of each Sunday’s service is posted online, usually by Tuesday afternoon. Click here for a listing of available services.
- Worship Service CDs: You can order CDs of our services by contacting the church office at (434) 293-5106. CDs are $5 each, or $7 if mailed.